National 3 Practical Craft Skills (Course Code: C759 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Practical Craft Skills?

This course gives you a broad introduction practical craft skills. The course is largely workshop based and focuses on practical woodworking and or/metalworking skills. You will get to use a wide range of tools, equipment and materials, working with wood, manufactured boards and/or metals. You will follow a series of activities through to the completion of a finished item.

The skills you learn in this course will help you move into career areas such as craft, design, engineering and graphics.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:


Housing, Property and Facilities

Manufacturing Industries

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on the entry requirements for the course. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

This course focuses on elements of practical crafts techniques and standard practice, allowing you to learn a range of practical skills, through either woodworking or metalworking (or both). You will learn how to use the correct tools and equipment and a range of materials. You will also gain an appreciation of safe working practices in a workshop environment.

The course has three compulsory units.

Working with Tools (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will: 

Working with Materials (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will: 

Making an Item (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all three units to gain the course qualification.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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