Woodwise Machinery Training

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Woodwise Machinery Training

Who is this course for?

Woodwise is a training and assessment programme to improve the competence of woodworking machinery operators and it is designed to support a wide range of different users and abilities.  Within a short space of time novices or experienced operators can become certificated on just one machine, or on a selection of machines, depending on client needs.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

An understanding of the safe set up and use of woodworking machines in accordance with ACoP 9 (The Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery).


How long is this course?

Dates to be advised


What will I study on this course?

PART A:  This consists of a one day registration and training session at Highlands College.  Candidates will be shown how to remotely access the theory elements of the course followed by some woodwork machinery training covering the main assessment elements.  It is proposed that courses will run one day in June and one day in December on an annual basis. (Dates to be advised and will also depend on viability of cohort).

PART B:   Once the online theory tests have been achieved, candidates will be eligible to arrange for formal assessent of competency to take place at their Joinery Workshop.  There is a minimum time period of three months between registration and workshop assessment which gives all candidates the opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt before workplace assessment takes place.  The actual workshop assessent will be negotiated directly with the course provider.


What Qualification will I gain?

Successful candidates will receive The Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery Certificate, a City & Guilds endorsed Certificate of Competence listing the machines on which the candidate has achieved the minimum level of competence.  The Certificate of Competence benefits both woodworking machinery operators, their employers and demonstrates Industry compliance with the latest ACOP.


Will I go out on work experience?

Not applicable


How is the course assessed?

Online theory testing and practical assessment


What does this course lead on to?

Not applicable


How much will it cost?

PART A:  £315 + GST

PART B:  Practical assessment will be charged on an hourly basis and will be dependent on the amount of candidates and the number of woodworking machines to be assessed upon.


How can I find out more?

Please contact John Sheehan on 608604 or email: john.sheehan@highlands.ac.uk