This course offers students the opportunity to make guitars/ukelele of their choice and learn how to undertake repairs. Learners work at their own pace on individual projects and each students’ speed of work is unique according to their skills base and ability. The course caters for complete woodwork beginners to those who are expert in handling tools and wood.

The course aims to teach a multitude of skills including the use of hand/power tools and maintenance, wood identification/selection, understanding and creating technical drawings from 2D to 3D, wood cutting, shaping, carving, working with inlays, cleaning, varnishing, understanding the workings of a guitar and many other skills related to guitar making.


Your tutor will give you feedback and advice. You'll also complete self assessment and homework.


There may be a charge for materials

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required.

Next Steps

Progress onto our Guitar Intermediate course with us, or if you're interested in setting up your own business have a look at our self-employment and business courses.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.