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Carpentry (Theory) 100 Hours Certificate Course
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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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- French polishing
- Paints -defects in painted surfaces, repaitning
- 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.
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.
Practical (Set Tasks)
course is taught by:
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.
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- ADL Ebook where relevant
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice