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Furniture Making Diploma

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Construction
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   2 Years

Dates & Locations

Course Type   Adult Programme
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   06/09/2021
Fees   Tuition Fees: £1672.50

If you like working with wood. If you have an interest in design and the beauty of the finished product. If you take real pride in your work, keep reading. If you don’t, then this course is not for you. Level 1-2Furniture making is an introduction into how to produce quality furniture. You will learn from the basics upwards.

The course focus is on hand skills, on how to construct both simple and complicated joints. You will learn about the different types of wood used in the industry and its suitability for different projects, as well as sustainability. Whilst the focus is on hand skills, you will also be taught how to use a wide variety of woodworking machines in our extensive machinery shop. Part of the course will entail the construction of a bedside cabinet, which incorporates a door and drawer.

You will produce your own design to recreate in veneer on the door panel, and you will finally be shown finishing techniques to show off an outstanding piece of work. We pride ourselves in encouraging ambition in our students to push themselves into making something they never dreamt that they could. The end result should be as rewarding for us as yourself

  What You Will Learn

You will learn all the above as well as sharpening techniques, care of your tools and how to use then safely. You will learn to work as part of a team, as learners are often “buddied” together. You will learn how to plan and produce a technical drawing of your project. You will be involved in discussion about technique and method. You will achieve a qualification that will stand in any furniture workshop anywhere in the world, and you will join an elite group who have gone before you to become master craftsmen and women. .

  Entry Requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade 3 or above, ideally with some prior woodwork experience.

  Work Experience

If you are aged between 16-18 you will be required to undertake an industry placement


You will be assessed variously, by exam, both online and written. You will also be assessed by your tutor through practical tasks and the finished article.


Once you have completed your level 1-2, you will have the opportunity to apply for the level 3 course, which will progress you to a much higher standard, where you will be taught advanced techniques such as steam bending and laminating.


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