National 4 Practical Woodwork course develops skills in three main area, Flat Frame Construction, Carcase Construction and Machining and Finishing. Each area provides opportunities for candidates to understand safe working practices, sustainability issues, and good practice in recycling within a workshop environment. Each area of study covers a different set of woodworking skills. All areas include skills and associated knowledge in measuring, marking out, cutting and joining techniques.
The National 4 Practical Woodwork course has three units the pupils must complete prior to sitting the final assignment and examination. The final project (Added Value unit) requires the pupil to complete a workshop model that will be internally assessed in the department to SQA standards.