Introduction to DIY SCQF Level 2

What is special about this course?

The general aim of this course is to develop your skills of the range of tools available and their uses in working with wood. 

You will get to grips with a range of hand tools used to measure, cut and shape wood with a view to making things like a mitre. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements

You'll learn various techniques and skills including:

  • measuring and marking out 
  • preliminary cutting
  • adapting of wood 

You will also develop an understanding of the value of tools and equipment, and of the importance of using tools and equipment appropriately. This will include the need for safe working practices in a working environment, and the efficient use of tools and materials in a practical crafts context. 



All Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied by the college.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

The course is 1 day per week and runs every Wednesday from 11.30am - 2.00pm.

You will be taught face to face, in a small group in our workshop. All tools and equipment will be supplied.

How long will my course last?

1 Month

Where can I study my course?

    • Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre

Start date

10th May 2023


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

If you enjoy the course you can progress to a more advanced level or full time NPA Construction course at UHI Argyll.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Introduction to DIY

I want to start in May 2023

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.