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Oxford City Centre,Oxpens Rd, Oxford, OX1 1SA
By training at our renowned Rycotewood Furniture Centre you learn the principles of handcrafted furniture from industry-trained tutors.
You learn by doing practical activities skill-based projects and watching tutor demonstrations on campus in our Rycotewood Furniture Centre workshops.
The course includes lectures on timber technology designing and health and safety too. This is a very highly-regarded training centre for furniture making.
You are continuously assessed by practical exercises and written work. You produce a portfolio of learning and complete a timed practical assignment. There is also a one-hour multiple choice exam in health and safety.
College taught me resilience, as I hadn’t done furniture making before. I kept trying, and eventually got up to a good standard. The tutors and staff are really amazing."
Four GCSEs including English & maths at grade D/3 or above and/or a completed Level 1 award.
If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
Printed application forms are also available.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.
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