Short Course – An Introduction to Bench Joinery

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This is an ideal beginners class or a refresher course for learners who have been away from working in wood for a while. You will learn the following:

  • Marking out timbers
  • Safe use of hand tools
  • Sharpening tools: planes and chisels
  • Drawing rods – full scale drawing of a project
  • Basic joints: mortice & tenon, halving, cross halving, & dovetail joints
  • Small joinery project

The course is likely to be a two week/10 day block during the summer holidays or as a 10 week Saturday Course. All dates subject to change

To register your interest, please use our online form here

  • College certificate
  • Interest in woodworking
  • No prior experience necessary

You will need to bring:

  • Steel toe-capped boots (to be worn at all times while on course)
  • H or 2H pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser/rubber
  • Pens/pencils
  • Notebook/paper


  • More detail to follow but likely to be a two week block/10 days over Summer and/or a 10 week Saturday Course. All dates subject to change
  • Fees tbc and dependent on length of course but a 10 day block or Saturday Course will be £1,050. Please apply via website to register your interest and we will contact you with further details in due course 
  • N/A (college certification only)
  • Opportunity to gain material for portfolio or develop your experience in design
  • Other woodworking mainstream programme