Certificate in Woodturning


The Certificate in Woodturning course is designed to provide training which develops the basic woodturning skills necessary to become competent at woodturning.

The Certificate is aimed at candidates either with some woodturning experience, or those more experienced but with no formal training in woodturning. Therefore, the Certificate is primarily a training programme of the basic skills with assessment criteria.

The Qualification comprises :

  • Training units
  • Multiple choice question unit end tests
  • Practical assessment

Training Units

Unit C 101      Workshop Safe Working Practices

Unit C 102      Tools and Equipment – Maintenance

Unit C 103      Wood Technology

Unit C 104      Spindle Work

Unit C 105      Faceplate Work

Unit C 106      Finishing

The ‘Training and Assessment Logbook’ is issued to the candidate on the commencement of the course to record the training and assessment. When complete, the training and assessment log is verified by The Worshipful Company of Turners.

On successful completion, The Worshipful Company of Turners will award the…

‘Certificate in Woodturning’

Eight-day Certificate in Woodturning Course


The Max Carey Woodturning Trust, The Mill, Portishead, Bristol BS20 6AA,

Lead Tutor

Jay Heryet

Weekend Dates


March 19th

March 20th

April 9th

April 10th

April 30th

May 1st

May 21st

May 22nd

Additional courses will be run in Scotland during 2022 dates to be advised.

It is essential that candidates have some woodturning experience in both spindle and faceplate work before commencing the course. An additional induction day prior to the start of the course may be required. 

The course is part-funded for AWGB members by the AWGB and the Worshipful Company of Turners. The candidate’s fee for attending the eight-day course is £250.

For further details and application form please contact The Worshipful Company of Turners e-mail – clerk@turnersco.com