When can I start my course?
For long courses (12 weeks and up), we take on new students in January, May, and September. For week-long and weekend courses, click here to view our upcoming courses.
How are the courses taught?
The courses are taught in small groups of around 5 students, so you’ll get plenty of one-on-one time with the tutors. There are talks and lectures by Marc Fish and by Theo Cook, who are on hand as tutors. Students typically complete 3-4 projects over a one year course, which are designed by the students with guidance from tutors, but can be set by tutors if a student wants to solely focus on making. There are also occasional guest lectures and trips to exhibitions.
Will the course qualify me to set up my own business?
We have had students from the 12 week course set up businesses, but if this is your aim, we’d suggest the 1 year course as a better option. They are ideal if you’re looking for a career change, or if you’re a student looking to build a business out of your passion. We cover business subjects including accountancy, legislation, and marketing. Plenty of our students have gone on to start their own business!
What happens after I finish my course?
Setting up your own workshop can take time, particularly as it can be expensive. If you’d like to carry on with your woodwork after the course, we have benches available to hire in the workshop. You could also gain work elsewhere, using the portfolio you will have built up during your time with us.