Furniture Making - Level 2
A highly-skilled and specialist timber craft using design processes, technical drawings and workshop geometry.
You will learn the skills to make well designed and beautifully executed furniture in the College’s purpose built workshop. The focus of the Level 2 qualification is to expertly guide you through the making process, using both traditional and modern methods. These will include the use of machinery and power tools, as well as hand-based techniques. Practical knowledge will be supported by theory based sessions and you will gain an insight into the furniture making industry. Your studies will also include visits to local furniture making workshops, museums and specialist exhibitions.
Student progress is closely monitored and appraised, ensuring that you have the opportunity to achieve your full potential. Through your practical learning experiences and with knowledgeable, expert tutors you will have a firm footing to progress to further study and employment in this vibrant trade. There is a demand for well-qualified people in the furniture industry and successful students have gone into a wide range of roles including boat builders/fitters, restoration specialists and self-employed designers to name but a few.
Qualification: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making
Duration: One year
You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below.
- Design Processes in Furniture Making
- Furniture Making by Hand
- Health and Safety
- Timber Technology in Furniture Making
- Planning for Career Pathways in the Furniture Industry
- Sustainability in the Timber Trade
- Technical Drawings and Workshop Geometry
Assessment is continuous, with practical projects and a design portfolio. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.
Maths and English
All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies, please refer to the Study Programmes page of this website.
- Four GCSE passes at grade 3 or above (including maths and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Qualification (e.g. Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery).
- Successful interview, and initial assessment and a good school reference
- You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area
Progression routes shown are dependent on the successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
Employment options may include:
- Antique Furniture Restorers
- Kitchen and Bedroom Furniture Makers
- Shop Fitters/Joiners
- Cabinet Makers
- Self-employed or employed by Furniture Maker
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Aged 16 - 18 years: There are no tuition or exam fees
Aged 19 years or over (at the start of the course): Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £150
Additional Course Costs: £225
Personal Equipment: You may also be expected to buy your own personal equipment such as personal protective clothing, stationary and data storage devices.
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to check.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986