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Carpentry (Theory) Online Course.100 Hours Endorsed Certificate Course (TQUK - Training Qualifications UK).
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.
Benefits of an ADL Endorsed Course?
Endorsed courses are skills based. They have been evaluated and approved by an independent awarding body such as Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).
What makes ADL’s Endorsed courses different?
- Flexible Self-Paced Learning– adjust your learning around your home and work commitments
- Start and Finish at any time
- Courses globally and industry relevant
- Practical Component at the end of most lessons.
Allocated your own tutor relevant to your subject. You can have as little or as much contact as you like with your tutor. They are there to support you all the way through.
This course is endorsed by TQUK -Training Qualifications UK, an OFQUAL awarding body.
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 techniques
- 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, biscuits, 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 and 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, repainting
- 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 academy, marked by the academy's tutors and returned to you with feedback, any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Who is this course for?
Carpenters, French Polishers, Landscapers, Project Managers, Designers
A pc or laptop with internet connection.
Experienced carpenters can become supervisors, project managers or team leaders and earn a higher salary. You could move into different areas within construction such as estimating or contract management, or specialise in an area like heritage restoration or building stage sets.
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Hi do u need to have any experience to do this course or could a person eager to learn start off on this course?
Hi Daniel Many thanks for your question. You do not need any prior experience for this course. You will be assigned your own tutor, who will help you through the entire process. If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me. Kindest regards Amanda White General ManagerThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi Amanda am I able to speak to a tutor before signing up?
Hi Penny Many thanks for your question. Is it possible for you to contact ADL's main office to discuss this with one of our administration team. I cannot place a URL address on here or telephone number, so please google: "ADL, Academy for Distance Learning" and we are the first search result. Kindest regards Amanda White General ManagerThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Carpentry (Theory) - Endorsed Hermand asked:
I am looking to learning technical drawing and elevations etc. Will I learn that in this course?
Hi Many thanks for your question. Yes, it covers the planning and setting out of projects, including an introduction to technical and trade drawings. It includes preparing and surveying a site for construction, covering the different types of drawings - plans, sections, elevations, etc. It is an extremely comprehensive course, which is endorsed by TQUK (Training Qualifications UK). If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind regards Amanda WhiteThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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