Course Name: Woodturning QQI Level 5
Course Duration: 15 Weeks, 24th September - 28th January
Course Overview: Woodturning QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N1359
This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the techniques, practice and processes required to operate independently and or under supervision, as a wood turner.
- To facilitate the learner to identify the material suitability and the necessary safety precautions associated with wood turning.
- To facilitate the learner to demonstrate the skill and competence relating to the tools, techniques and processes associated with wood turning.
- To facilitate the learner to experiment with a range of wood finishes used in wood tuning and the factors affecting the finish of turned items.
- To facilitate the learner to critically evaluate their work in terms of their role, planning, preparation and time management.
- To facilitate the learner in creating a range of templates and jigs from their own design which assist in the production of objects including centred, off-centre and bowl turning.
- To facilitate the learner with the development of maintenance and operational procedures regarding tooling associated with wood turning including chisels, lathes, chucks and stocks.
- To assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and numeracy skills related to wood turning 5N1359 through the medium of the indicative content.
- To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning.
Learners will be able to:
- Analyse the characteristics and structure of a range of timber species to establish suitability and workability for the Woodturning process.
- Analyse the range of health and safety implications relevant to Woodturning.
- Describe a range of concepts, tools and techniques relevant to Wood Turning.
- Identify initiatives and processes to reduce health and safety risks in Wood turning.
- Produce a range of templates and jigs from own design to assist in accurate reproduction of turned objects.
- Employ a range of woodturning techniques to produce finished objects including centred, off-centre and bowl turning
- Apply a range of wood finishes to turned items including solvent based, water-based, oil-based, acrylic and natural products
- Evaluate the varying factors affecting the finish of a turned item including chuck speed, chisel type, glues, aesthetics, choice of abrasives and techniques
- Develop maintenance and operational procedures regarding tooling associated with wood turning including chisels, lathes, chucks and stocks
- Implement safe work practices in the woodturning process
- Evaluate own role and work considering planning, preparation and time management
Every FET certificate and component specification includes an FET credit value. FET credit is quantified in multiples of 5 FET credits (up to 50 hours of learner effort). Learner effort is based on the time taken by typical learners at the level of the award to achieve the learning outcomes for the award. It includes all learning time involved including: guided learning hours, self-directed learning and assessment.
Project support is available to students from their tutor.