Wood turning NS705 / E22

Start date
19 Jun 23
2 Days
SSERC, Unit 1-2, Pitreavie Court, Pitreavie Business Park, Queensferry Road, Dunfermline KY11 8UU View on Google Map


This course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the functions, machining operations and safe use of wood turning machines. This course will allow teaching and support staff to successfully and safely implement lathe turning projects into the curriculum and/or deliver SQA based coursework.

This two day course will involve using a number different types of turning tools to practice and hone wood turning techniques. All aspects of machine parts, functions, work holding methods and safe use will be covered.  Practical work will be supported by demonstrations from professionals and key presentations will cover the theory and safety aspects.

One to one guidance when performing turning operations will also be provided. Each delegate will produce a variety of small finished projects.  All meals and overnight accommodation are included in the course fee.

To apply for this course please contact SSERC directly (enquiries@sserc.scot) who will forward you the necessary information. Shortly after the published closing date for applications the administration team at SSERC will send to successful applicants:

  • confirmation of an offer of a place on the course together with details on enrolment procedures
  • information on ENTHUSE funding and how to apply for such a subsidy
  • a set of terms and conditions which you must meet in order to qualify for an ENTHUSE subsidy

If you are a supply teacher you may still qualify for an ENTHUSE subsidy – please contact SSERC to establish your eligibility.

Who is it for?

D&T Teachers and Technicians

What topics are covered?

Identify components and functions of wood turning lathes. develop skills and knowledge of safe working practices.

How will you learn?

Face to face 

How long is this course?

2 days, Total 10 hours


Participants will be able to:

  • identify component parts and function of wood turning lathes.
  • work with a range of basic wood turning tools.
  • prepare and setup material in lathe for turning between centres.
  • prepare and setup material in lathe for faceplate turning
  • demonstrate how to shape and finish material.
  • develop skills and knowledge of safe working practices.


Wood turning - day 119 June 202309:00-16:30SSERC
Wood turning - day 220 June 202309:00-16:30SSERC

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* Your school or college will receive the subsidy on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£400.00
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£400.00Subsidy available*£320.00

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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The subsidy value may be higher for your school or college.

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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