The Worshipful Company of Turners – Certificate in Woodturning

The Certificate in Woodturning course is designed to provide training, which develops the basic turning skills necessary to become competent in this discipline. The Certificate is aimed at candidates with either some woodturning experience, or those more experienced but with no formal training. The Certificate is therefore a training programme of basic skills with assessment criteria.

The qualification comprises:

  • Training units
  • Multiple choice question

The ‘Training and Assessment Logbook’ is issued to candidates on commencement of the course to record training and assessment. When complete, this will be verified by The Worshipful Company of Turners. On successful completion, candidates will be awarded the ‘Certificate in Woodturning’. For further information, visit


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

Eight day Certificate in Woodturning course
Shawsbarn Woodturning Studio, Scotland MR9 3RG
Tutor: Darren Crisp
Dates: 29 January; 12 & 26 February; 12 & 26 March; 23 April; 7 & 21 May 2023

It’s essential that candidates have some woodturning experience in spindle and faceplate work before commencing the course. An additional induction day prior to starting the course may be required.

A limited number of AWGB sponsored places are available. If you’re an AWGB member before the course begins, you should be eligible for a £250 grant. The course venue will be able to provide details on how you can apply. For further details and an application form, email Darren Crisp: [email protected].

The Worshipful Company of Turners
Saddlers House, 44 Gutter Lane
020 7236 3605