N5 Practical Metalworking
Aims of the Course
- skills in metalworking techniques
- skills in measuring out and marking metal sections and sheet materials
- safe working practices in workshop environments
- practical creativity and problem-solving skills
- an understanding of sustainability issues in a practical metalworking context
- Bench Skills – This Unit helps learners develop a range of metalworking hand tool skills including bench-fitting work, routine sheet-metal work, and measuring and marking out.
- Machine Processes – This Unit helps learners build their measuring and marking out skills and to develop skills in using common metalwork machines, equipment and related processes.
- Fabrication and Thermal Joining – This Unit helps learners develop skills in fabrication, forming and joining of metalwork components with some complex features.
These topics will be covered by manufacturing the following artefacts – Toolbox, Engineers Square, Sliding Bevel, candle Holder and G Clamp.
Pupils will be given homework as necessary.
National 5 – (Clock) The pupils will draw on, extend and apply the skills and knowledge they have developed during the Course. This will be assessed through a practical activity; which involves producing a finished product in wood to a given standard.
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This course will prepare pupils to undertake the following courses
N5 Practical Woodworking
SfW Construction Skills