Always a popular choice, there’s an immense amount of pride and joy in  making something from scratch and that’s what woodcraft is mainly about.  Yes there’s a bit of measuring which leads to some adding up and there may be a bit problems solving when things don’t go to plan but mainly it’s all about working with wood.

Come along, join the woodcraft group and you’ll learn about the many aspects of recycling wood, grading it and getting it ready for making items.  Then making many different items from bird boxes to disability garden benches, you’ll discover how easy it is, with a bit of help, to make all these items and you’ll gain recognised, accredited qualifications that will help you develop your life, living and work skills.

Everything we do is delivered in practical bite sized chunks taking the stress out of learning and making it fun. Your course has been carefully designed to teach you, at your pace all about wood, joints, tool safety, designing items and finishing them ready for sale.

Do rest assured that throughout the course, on-going tutorial support will be provided. Care First will meet your needs, these will be identified during the induction session and throughout the course as well as from information provided by carers, homes and other professionals.

You will also learn how a Social Enterprise runs, enabling you to understand how a small business works helping you to move closer to employability. Please note there is no pressure whatsoever placed on you to seek employment on completion of this course but it may help you find work if you wish to.

As part of the social enterprise approach you’ll be involved in the buying of items needed, management of resources as well as sales and marketing of the items you make. The money made from the sales is then used to buy in tools, wood and other resources etc. ready for future projects.  Some of the money generated will be used educational days out and social activities with the rest of your group.

You will have fully supervised tuition from DBS checked qualified tutors. They’re experienced in delivering individually tailored learning programs to adults with learning difficulties / disabilities, mental health or other barriers to learning.


As a student you’ll improve and develop your:

    • Woodworking Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Social Skills
    • Numeracy Skills
    • Literacy Skills
    • A safe approach to practical working
    • Problem solving skills
    • Confidence and Self Esteem Building
    • Health and Safety Awareness
    • Employment Skills
    • C.V. Writing Skills
    • Interview Skills
    • Personal Presentation Skills
    • Job Application Skills

Your Woodcraft Course Projects will Include:

      • Environmental conservation
      • Designing wood based items
      • Developing a range of items to make and sell
      • Bird Boxes and Tables
      • Garden Trugs
      • Dog kennels
      • Insect hotels
      • Hedgehog homes
      • Cat boxes
      • Herb boxes
      • Custom projects
      • Working with conservation groups to help nature
      • Designing planters in conjunction with the gardening group
      • Attracting Wildlife
      • Use and Care of Tools
      • City and Guilds Certification

For more details please call 01827-219469 and speak with Heidi Benton – she will help you or request more details via the ‘contact us’ tab above right.