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Principles and Practice of Furniture Making Level 3

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Advance your skills in furniture making and design on this Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Furniture Design and Making.

It’s a practical course which covers woodmachine training, advanced furniture making techniques and finishing skills. Successful students can progress to our furniture design-and-make foundation degree.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

In addition to more advanced cabinet-making techniques, the course covers wood machining, design skills and wood finishing. If not already achieved at Level 2 students will need to complete a health and safety module. Practical sessions are complemented by specialist study options such as furniture history, design processes and restoration can also be explored.

 

How I'll learn

The majority of this course is taught in our on-campus Rycotewood Furniture Centre, workshops using practical activities and tutor demonstrations. There will be some lectures in technology and specialist options too. This is a very highly regarded training centre for furniture making.

 

How I'll be assessed

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.

 

Woodwork has been in my family for generations. I enjoy designing new pieces, and I love creating things that have true purpose in the workshop."

Avian, Foundation Degree in Furniture Design and Make

Entry Requirements

Five or more GCSEs at grade A*–C (grades 4–9) including English and maths or BTEC level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade C/4 or above or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths

If you are interested in a Level 3 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.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

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 contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.