Oxford City Centre,
Oxford, OX1 1SA
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.
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.
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
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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.
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