Furniture Crafts (Wood Machining, Modern & Traditional Cabinet Making)

Level 2

Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration
Leamington Sep-2017 Thu and Fri 09:00 - 16:15 * see below 2 Year(s)

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, 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?

Yr 1 – City & Guilds 5780-01 - Level 1 Certificate in Furniture Making
Yr 2 - City & Guilds 5780-22 - Level 2 Wood Machining Diploma
Yr 2 - City & Guilds 5780-20 - Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making

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

16-18 year olds: English & Maths at grade 4 or above

19+ years: an interest and a commitment to working with wood to produce high quality furniture 

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview

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,_design_and_media/furniture_and_furnishings.aspx

English and Maths

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

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 and many other woodwork related careers. Alternatively, there will be opportunities to progress onto the Level 3 City & Guilds Furniture Design & Making course

Got a question about this course?

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Course code



Course tuition fees are free for UK students under 19 years, or students with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and Local Authority funding.

All students may be charged for materials e.g. equipment, clothing etc.

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.

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