Join Peter Bradwick and Dave Atkinson in this training course, to start you on your journey to become an AWGB approved instructor.
We have designed and written the “Lets teach Turning” course to give turners who give tuition some assistance in teaching the basics of woodturning at training workshops, club events such as hands on evenings or other events.
The course takes around 2.5 hours to complete and we expect people to do it in stages over a few days.
On completion of the self paced course, AWGB members have the opportunity to attend an assessment day where their teaching abilities will be assessed and if successful they will be awarded the AWGB Approved Tutor badge and a certificate. Completion of the course is a pre-requisite to attending the assessment day.
The course objectives are to:
- Help you develop the skills and confidence to impart your knowledge of woodturning to others either on your own, or at your club, or at an AWGB event
- Demonstrate the AWGB’s expectations of all instructors involved in AWGB teaching events
- Provide you with sufficient information to enable you to attend the optional assessment day with every expectation of success.
The details of the assessment days will be added here when they are available.
Section One - Health and Safety, Lathe & Tools and Sharpening overview
Covering the key aspects of when first teaching a student. These vital elements should not be overlooked.
Section Two - Mounting the wood and making the first cuts
These are approaches we would expect to see when instructing particular cuts with the tools.