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Thank you for your interest in the Certificate in Woodturning Course commencing 23rd September 2023 at the Shawsburn Woodturning Studio, Scotland, ML9 3RG, the course dates are:


    • September 23rd, 24th 

    • October 14th, 15th

    • November 4th, 5th, 25th, 26th


Each day will commence at 9am and finish at 4:30pm. There will be a maximum of 4 students to 1 tutor, each student will have their own work station with lathe and dust extraction. The venue has anti-fatigue flooring, breakout areas, toilets, tea/coffee making facilities and biscuits! 


Students will be expected to provide the items below (these are available at the course venue at trade prices if required):

    • chisels

    • sanding equipment (drills, rotary sanders disks/pads etc)

    • paints, lacquer’s, stains etc

    • ppe (face shield, smock, etc)

    • wood


The course is designed to provide a training programme of the basic woodturning skills, it is essential that candidates have some woodturning experience in both spindle and faceplate work before commencing the course. It is comprised of the following Training Units:


    • Unit C 101 Workshop Safe Working Practices 

    • Unit C 102 Tools and Equipment - Maintenance 

    • Unit C 103 Wood Technology

    • Unit C 104 Spindle Work

    • Unit C 105 Faceplate Work

    • Unit C 106 Finishing


A‘Training and Assessment Logbook’ is issued to the candidate on the commencement of the course to record the training and assessments. When complete, the training and assessment log is verified by The Worshipful Company of Turners. Upon successful completion, The Worshipful Company of Turners will award the ‘Certificate in Woodturning’.


The course fees are £630 for the 8 days, AWGB members who complete the 8 days training are entitled to a grant of £250 towards the cost of the course, regardless of pass or fail, bringing the cost down to £380 for 8 days tuition.


If you require any further information or you wish to apply please contact, if the course is over subscribed names will be drawn for the places. 

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