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Wood Turning

Our 6 week Wood Turning course is designed for students with little or no previous experience in the construction environment. Students will have access to our broad range of tools and equipment in our large, purpose-built workshops and will become familiar with all basic wood-turning techniques. Much of the course will be hands on and will involve in a challenging range of projects. This course is an excellent way to gain a wealth of knowledge on the subject and great practical experience executing the techniques of wood turning. For those who discover a real passion for construction as a result of doing this course, Richmond upon Thames College offers many other construction courses at various levels.


  • Course details, fees and dates

    Course Code WK0PI / B0901

    Start Date Tuesday 20 Feb 2018

    How long is the course? 6 weeks

    What time does the course start? 6:00PM

    What time does the course end? 9:00PM

    When does the course run? Tuesday

    How much does the course cost? Tuition fee £250 Materials fee £100

Our 6 week Wood Turning course is designed for students with little or no previous experience in the construction environment. Students will have access to our broad range of tools and equipment in our large, purpose-built workshops and will become familiar with all basic wood-turning techniques. Much of the course will be hands on and will involve in a challenging range of projects. This course is an excellent way to gain a wealth of knowledge on the subject and great practical experience executing the techniques of wood turning. For those who discover a real passion for construction as a result of doing this course, Richmond upon Thames College offers many other construction courses at various levels.

  • What is the course about and how might it benefit me?

    This course is suitable for anyone with a keen interest in learning all aspects of turning.

  • What qualification or experience do I need to start the course?

    There are no formal entry qualifications, just an interest in improving your hand skills and building knowledge. It is intended for those who have no previous experience or those who would like to expand their knowledge. During the course, you will be introduced to a variety of techniques. You should be familiar with some basic health and safety.

  • How will I be assessed?

    The teacher will record your progress and provide informal regular feedback throughout the course. At the end of your study you will be asked to self-assess your own progress and achievement against the expected achievements as outlined above.

    Although there is no external assessment, you will need to carry out a number of practical projects to demonstrate competence in the skills taught.

  • What qualification will I get?

    At the end of the course you will receive a Richmond upon Thames College certificate of achievement.

  • What can the course lead to?

    After the course, there is an opportunity to go on to further 6-week courses in: DIY construction, furniture making and wood turning.

  • How do I join the course?

    You can enrol for the course by clicking the Add to Basket button at the top of the page. For more information, visit How to Enrol.

  • Further information

    For more information, please contact us via the Adult Enuiry Form.

To Apply or Enquire

If you are interested in applying please fill out an application form. If you require more information please do not hesitate in sending us your queries via our enquiry form. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

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