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Qualification name Diploma in Furniture Making
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2024
Cost description Free to 16 - 18 year-olds. 19 and over, please call the Colchester Institute Course Enquiry line on (01206) 712777 - or go to to enquire - or email for information about course fees.
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

The Furniture Production Diploma programme provides a broad knowledge of competence-based woodworking and furniture making skills for those looking to start a career in the industry.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

4 GCSEs (grades A*-E/9-3), including English and Maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification, and an interview.

View the key features of this course.

The course programme covers a wide range of traditional and modern skills relating to furniture manufacture including using hand, power tools and basic machines, joints, furnishing and veneering.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Practical workshop sessions are combined with class tuition and computer-aided learning to help build a portfolio of evidence.

Find out what material you will need.

You will need to purchase general materials such as pencils and stationery. Other items will be required that you will also need to purchase, and these kit costs are discussed during your application interview or induction to the college.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

There are end of unit written assignments for each unit and practical work is designed to meet the practical requirements for these units.

What you can do after completing the course?

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Name Colchester - Sheepen Road
Address Colchester Institute
Sheepen Road
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