Furniture Crafts (Wood Machining, Modern & Traditional Cabinet Making)
What will I study?
This course is designed to help you enter the furniture industry at many levels. It is suitable for both young people and mature students looking for a change in career. Successful candidates can enter the furniture industry as cabinet makers and wood machinists, progress onto higher education courses or become self employed makers.
The focus of the course is to develop the practical woodworking skills necessary to produce high quality work, together with a good understanding of design and of the furniture industry.
What modules are covered?
· Health and Safety training – safe working practices
· Hand-tools techniques
· Machine woodworking – basic and advanced techniques
· Portable power tools techniques
· Traditional and modern cabinet making: joints, construction and fittings
· Materials technology: timber and timber based materials
· Technical drawing/CAD
· Veneering techniques
· Polishing and finishing techniques
· Furniture design and history of furniture
· Industrial studies
A range of related subjects
What qualifications will I get?
City & Guilds 5780-22 - Level 2 Wood Machining
City & Guilds 5780-20 - Level 2 Diploma in Furniture
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is via a portfolio of work produced during the course, timed assessment pieces question papers and short essays.
What is the entry process?
Fill in an application form and you will be invited in for an interview.
What are the entry requirements?
Minimum qualifications: Level 1
2 GCSE at grade D or above, but an interest and a commitment to working with wood to produce high quality furniture will be taken into consideration.
What else do I need to know?
As the course progresses from samples to complete pieces, there will be a charge for the cost of the materials of the items produced.
You can view more on our furniture YouTube channel
Furniture & Furnishings home page http://www.warwickshire.ac.uk/courses/subject_areas/art,_design_and_media/furniture_and_furnishings.aspx
What can I do after this course?
On successful completion of this course you will be able to seek employment in the furniture industry as a cabinet maker, fitter or wood machinist. Alternatively, there will be opportunities to progress to higher education on Higher National and degrees courses in 3D/furniture design.
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Course tuition fees are free for UK students under 19yrs.
All students may be charged for materials e.g. equipment, clothing etc. All students pay a book deposit of £30 which is refundable at the end of the course.
UK students aged 19 and over will need to pay tuition fees as well as any materials, registration and exam fees. Some adults may be eligible for free tuition. Please contact us for more fee information.
We make every effort to ensure that these course details are accurate. Warwickshire College reserves the right to make alterations. Fees may be indicative at the time of publishing.