Furniture Crafts - Diploma in Furniture Design and Making

Level 3 - (2 days per week)

Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration
Leamington Sep-2017 Mon and Tue 09:00 - 16:15 * see below 1 Year(s)

What will I study?

We are able to offer a maximum of 6 part-time places on the Level 3 course, in Advanced Cabinet Making. These will be open only to students that have already completed Level 2 City & Guilds qualifications in Cabinet Making and Wood Machining at the College. Successful applicants will be attending 2 days/week over 1 year, alongside 2nd year full time students.

What modules are covered?

210 Health and safety within furniture and furnishing making environments

229 Sustainability in the timber trade

301 Assemble furniture components by hand

313 Prototype design in furniture making

315 Research and product development in furniture making

319 Supervision in a furniture and furnishing making environment

205 Attaching doors, drawers and fittings in furniture making

209 Hand finishing methods in furniture making 

230 Technical drawings and workshop geometry

What qualifications will I get?

City & Guilds 5780-30 Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Design and Making

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via a portfolio of work produced during the course, timed assessment pieces (design and make), sketch books and computer-based Health and Safety exams (for students who do not already have C&G5610 certificates) sustainability and supervision (in the furniture industry) question papers

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications: Full level 2

City & Guilds 5610/5780 Certificate in Wood machining Level 2

City & Guilds 5610/5780 Certificate in Making and Installing Furniture Level 2

 Applicants will be invited to attend an interview

What else do I need to know?

There will be planned visits to galleries, exhibitions, industry and trade shows. You will be encouraged to take part in competitions, undertake commissions and explore the varied world of furniture production in your own time.

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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 to higher education on HND and degree courses in 3D/Furniture design.

Got a question about this course?

Call: 0300 45 600 49 or email us now

Course code



Course tuition fees are free for UK students under 19yrs.

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.

Advanced Learning Loan

If you are 19 or over at the start of this course, you can apply for a new loan to cover the course fees. There are no repayments until the course is completed and you are earning £21000 or more. Therefore if you earn up to £21000 a year there’s nothing to pay back. If you earn £22000 a year your loan repayments could be as little as £7 per month. Call us on 0300 456 0049 for more 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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