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Carpentry (Theory) 100 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £325.00Course Code: BSS100
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( Tom Berry, 23/12/2016 ) Q:

Do you have a rough guide on the number of hours the course will take? I'm planning on taking it around my other work so want to make sure I can fit it in (within a year).

( 03/01/2017 ) A:

Hello Tom,

Thank you for your question.

The course takes approximately 100 hours to complete, although the actual time taken will vary from student to student. We are primarily interested in the long term learning outcome, so therefore, we do not set deadlines for our students to complete assignments by, or an end date by which a course has to be completed. Students can work at their own pace and this enables them to continue their professional development, around family life and work commitments.

I hope that this information is useful for you.

( Ian tredgett, 06/03/2016 ) Q:

Hi What tools will I be expected to have before the start of the course? Ian

( 30/03/2016 ) A:

You will not need any tools to complete this course. 

( del sloan, 27/08/2015 ) Q:

is this an NVQ or a SVQ in carpentry and joinery

( 27/08/2015 ) A:

Hi Del, it is not. The awarding body for this qualification is ASIQUAL, a U.K.-based, globally recognised awarding body. 

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( Manuel, 07/11/2013 ) Q: Can you please explain how your program in carpentry works? Is it a series of video lessons, slideshow presentations, ebook, or some other teaching method?
( 08/11/2013 ) A: Hello Manuel, The programme in Carpentry works the following way: You have access to course notes which take you through some important aspects of carpentry, such as the timber you use, tools and their maintenance. As you go through the lessons, you will be asked to do set tasks involving research into the Carpentry industry and document your findings. This will then feed into your assignments. You will be shown how to build simple items such as bookcases and then asked to do your own carpentry project. I hope you find this information useful. Contact info@adlhomestudy.co.uk if you have any further questions.

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Carpentry (Theory) 100 Hours Certificate Course

Carpentry course online. Study Carpentry at Home. This is a very solid introduction to carpentry techniques. It provides an understanding of most aspects of carpentry that are important for developing practical skills as a handyman, landscaper, property manager, farmer or other such roles.

Learn about working with wood in landscaping, building construction, furniture making, fencing or any other application.

This course is not a substitute for the practical instruction one might obtain over a long apprenticeship, internship or other such experience. The purpose of the course is to provide a balanced and broad understanding of wood work through the exploration of a range of applications.

Lesson Structure:    Carpentry BSS100

 There are 10 lessons:

    1. Scope and Nature of Carpentry

  • Understanding Wood
  • Resistance to Rot, Fire
  • Defects in Timber
  • Turning Trees into Timber
  • Ways of Cutting Logs
  • Shrinkage Effects
  • Seasoning Timber
  • Moisture content of Wood
  • Stress Grading
  • Types of Wood
  • Types of Composites
  • Buying Timber

    2. Carpentry Tools, Equipment, Materials and Safety

  • Hand Tools -saws, hammers, chisels drills, planes,screwdrivers, other tools
  • Power Tools -nail guns, saws, electric drills, planer, sander, router
  • Materials -sandpaper, steel wool, nails, wood screws, glues, wood filler
  • Safety
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Sharpening techniqes
  • Sharpening tools -planes, chisels, saws
  • Cutting and Joining Timber
  • Storage -tool boxes
  • Hiring tools

    3. Cutting and Joining Timber

  • Types of joints -edge, butt,angled, mitres, framing, dovetail, mortise and tenon, housing joints, halving joints, etc.
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Staples, bolts, connectors, straps, corrugated fasteners, glues
  • Glue blocks, dowels,biscuts, splines
  • Cutting and shaping timber

    4. Small Carpentry Projects

  • Hanging tools on a wall
  • The work bench
  • Making a work bench
  • Making a simple 2 door cupboard
  • Making a coffee table
  • Making a bookcase

    5. Outside Construction

  • Choosing timber
  • Pests -termites
  • Timber preservatives
  • Keeping timber off the ground
  • Using timber in the garden
  • Recycled timbers
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Building a wood deck
  • Building a wood fence
  • Where to build in the garden
  • Constructing a wall with railway sleepers

    6. Constructing Small Buildings

  • Types of foundations
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Building a wooden cabin
  • Building a wood gazebo
  • Building a cubby house

    7. Understanding House Construction

  • Timber framed buildings
  • Timber floors
  • Doors and door frames
  • Door Construction
  • Door frames
  • Architraves and skirting
  • Windows and frames-sash, sliding sash, casement, pivot, slat
  • Roofs -single, double, trussed,etc

    8. Handyman Repair Work

  • Fitting a lock
  • Repairing a sash window
  • Fitting aqnd hanging doors
  • Hanging a cupboard door
  • Form work for concrete foundations
  • Relaying floorboards
  • Resurfacing timber floors
  • Repairing a broken ledge and brace gate

    9. Finishing Wood

  • Creating smooth surfaces -using a plane, sanding, etc.
  • Paints, stains and varnishes
  • Polyurethane
  • Shellac
  • French polishing
  • Stains
  • Paints -defects in painted surfaces, repaitning
  • Veneering
  • Preparing outdoor surfaces
  • Tips for outdoor finishes

    10. Planning and Setting Out a Project

  • Setting out
  • Making a setting out rod
  • Introduction to technical or trade drawing
  • Drawing instruments
  • Types of drawings -plans, sections, elevations, etc
  • setting out a technical drawing
  • Building regulations
  • Measuring up
  • Working out quantities
  • Preparing and surveying a site for construction

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

This course is taught by:

Aleksandr Klyashitsky course tutor

Aleksandr Klyashitsky

BSc Engineering Physics (Honours, University of Alberta, Canada) 

Aleksandr focused on lasers, optics and software research during and after his degree. He went on to work in a Canadian laser gas detection company where he published some of his research and focused on optimizing the optics and software of the next generation product. After working in this field for a few years, Aleksandr started tutoring engineering, physics, chemistry and maths to students in and just before University, with which he now has a few years experience. Aleksandr is very interested in sustainable technologies which has shifted his focus to researching and learning modern and traditional farming and natural building methods around Europe. 


Learning Goals:   Carpentry BSS100
  • Describe the scope and nature of carpentry; differentiate between different timber products, and discuss the appropriate use of each.
  • Describe all significant carpentry tools and identify appropriate uses for each. Identify and manage risk in a carpentry workplace.
  • Describe a range of different techniques for cutting wood in a variety of different situations.
  • Describe and compare different techniques for joining wood.
  • Undertake a small carpentry project.
  • Explain construction of different things in an outdoor situation with wood; including fences, furniture and retaining walls
  • Explain the construction of different types of small buildings which are constructed mainly with wood; including garden sheds, gazebos and cubbies.
  • Explain a range of common carpentry tasks that a handyman may need to undertake in routine maintenance and repair work.
  • Explain a range of different techniques for finishing wood.
  • Determine an appropriate approach for planning a timber construction project.
  • Explain how a site should be set out in preparation for a construction project.
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How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
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Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!
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