Furniture Design and Making - Level 3
Explore contemporary furniture design and practical craftsmanship with a view to progressing to related university-level courses or employment in this creative industry.
You will be designing and making your own furniture using modern design principles and techniques which are taught alongside traditional approaches. The design element will become more of a focus with greater thought and attention to producing highly unique and innovative pieces of furniture. Technical and presentation drawing skills are refined to better promote your ideas and you will explore modern manufacturing practices such as estimating and developing a business. Your studies will also include visits to local furniture-making workshops, museums and specialist exhibitions. This course includes the development of theoretical knowledge, but the main emphasis is on learning by doing. Tutors who are experts in their craft, combined with purpose-built workshops, have led to overwhelmingly high success rates in recent years. On successful completion of the course, students will be in a strong position to either enter the industry or continue to develop their skills at university.
City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Design & Making
You will cover a diverse range of topics throughout your course. A selection of unit titles is shown below.
- Hand-finishing Techniques
- Decorative Veneering
- Prototype Design in Furniture Making
Assessment is continuous, with assignments, projects and practical work.
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.
- Successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification (e.g. Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making)
- Alternatively, applicants who can evidence suitable experience or aptitude will also be considered
- Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
- Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area
Many students have gone on to Degree courses and higher education courses in various specialist areas.
What can I study next?
Study options may include:
- Many students have gone on to degree courses in various specialist areas within Furniture Design
- Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry
What jobs can I do?
Employment options may include:
There is a demand for well-qualified people in the furniture industry and successful learners have gone on to become:
- Kitchen Designers and Makers
- Shop Fitters/Joiners/Cabinet Makers
- Furniture Production Manager
- Antique Furniture Restorers
- Production Management
- Fine Furniture Design and Manufacture
- Restoration and Conservation
Aged 16 - 18 years: There are no tuition or exam fees | Materials Fee £210
Aged 19 years or over (at the start of the course): Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please contact Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to check.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986