The National 2 qualification in Enterprise Through Craft introduces skills in marking out, using tools, working with materials, and using and maintaining equipment. The course develops the learner’s appreciation of the value of tools generally, and encourages a responsible attitude towards them.
Learners gain skills in safely using common hand tools and equipment, and in their care, storage and maintenance. They learn to make artefacts from wood, metal or plastic by following simple, pre-prepared drawings. Learners aso develop abilities in co-operating with others to create a product with a marketable value, using basic skills in planning, evaluating, communicating, negotiating, decision-making and problem solving.
Entry to this course is at the discretion of the college.
This course comprises 3 mandatory units.
Working With Craft Tools: An Introduction (1 credit)
The aim of this unit is to develop the candidate’s appreciation of the value of tools generally, so that a responsible attitude is developed towards the tools without necessarily being adept at using them. Tools in this context refer to ‘the tools of the trade’, whether hand tools or sophisticated equipment.
Practical Craft Skills (1 credit)
In this unit, candidates will make a range of artefacts from wood, metal or plastic by following pre-prepared simple working drawings. Candidates will learn to identify the materials suitable for each artefact manufactured. Activities will include preparation and assembly, with teacher/lecturer support.
Craftwork Enterprise (1 credit)
While undertaking this unit, candidates should co-operate with others to create a product with a marketable value. There are opportunities for the candidate to demonstrate basic skills in planning, evaluating, communicating construction ideas, negotiating, decision-making and problem solving.
Practical delivery takes place in the workshops in Dunoon, Campbeltown and Rothesay, and at the college's Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre in Lochgilphead.
Up to 1 academic year
Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
Candidates successfully completing this course can progress to the Enterprise Through Craft qualification at National 3 level.
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To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre
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