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Weekdays/Time: Sat (10:00 to 13:00)
Started: 22/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 5)
End Date: 20/05/2017
Tutor Approval Required? No
This course will give students a thorough grounding in the practice and theory of woodwork, the emphasis being largely on practical work. The correct application and use of hand and power tools is covered in detail and students will be encouraged to design and make an original piece of work.
You can enrol directly online or in person.
If you wish to pay in instalments you will need to enrol in person bringing appropriate evidence (refer to our fees page for more information: http://www.racc.ac.uk/course-fees)
No prior knowledge is needed, though a careful and thoughtful approach will be highly advantageous.
Short practical exercises (joint cutting, chisel sharpening etc.) form the core skills at the start. Further work on design and timber appreciation is added to allow students to develop projects of their own devising. Teaching will be a mix of tutor demonstration/talk, group discussions and case studies. Some homework will be given as a helpful adjunct to class sessions.
Assessment will be by tutor appraisal of student work and student self assessment. This can be in the form of either verbal feedback or written statement, according to the students wishes.
We strongly recommend that learners wear non slip, closed footwear and protective aprons (and gloves if appropriate) to ensure that any risk from materials used in the class is minimised.”
The college has adequate stocks of tools-(though students will be encouraged to purchase a small selection of hand tools-chisels, etc.). Timber is also provided for initial technical exercises, but students will be expected to source and purchase timber for individual projects-guidance on this will be given by the course tutor.
For information on course fees and
how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.
A 2B pencil, comfortable footwear and your full attention.
Full attendance will ensure you get the most from the course, but missing a session does not mean you cannot "catch up".
Tutor advice and guidance will be offered where sought.
“How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”
Approximately half an hour a week.
“What will happen if I miss a class?”
It will be possible to make up a missed session-though this becomes more difficult if more than two or more sessions are missed.
“When will the exams take place?”
“Do I need any special clothing or equipment?”
Not essential, but advice will be given to students wishing to begin building their own selection of tools.
“Is there any tutorial support?”
Advice and guidance will be offered on a regular basis.
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