This traditional upholstery course forms part of our furnishings offering at Chichester College's upholstery department. The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to prepare and produce items of traditional upholstery. You will prepare a frame and apply webbing, springs and filling materials to form the shape, position and secure upholstery covers, develop your hand-cutting skills, and position and secure trimmings and finishing. The course develops your skills in relation to deep buttoning and building foundation by hand. This is a practical focused course for a very traditional craft. Learning the skills will keep the craft open for future generations and you may seek to take what you learn and set up your own business working with traditional upholstery. An application made via this page is for the full time course, which is scheduled for two days a week over one year. The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are expected from the awarding bodies. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes. You can find out more by visiting the City & Guilds website: https://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifications-and-apprenticeships/manufacturing-industry/manufacturing/5780-furniture-furnishings-and-wood-machining#tab=information&acc=level2 Please note that whilst we are planning to run the required modules in the academic year 2021/22, there may be changes to the curriculum in response to COVID-19 or updates from the awarding bodies.
|Qualification name||Diploma in Furnishings - Traditional Upholstery|
|Awarding organisation||City & Guilds of London Institute|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||14th September 2022|
|Cost description||Please refer to our website|
On submission of your application you will be invited for an interview with a member of the upholstery team to assess your suitability for the course and to get to know you better. You will need to have an interest in traditional upholstery. There are no minimum entry requirements for this course, but you will need an interest and an enthusiasm to learn. This is important to making progress within the course.Admissions enquiries If you have any questions about the entry requirements or the ap
Assessment will be through grading on your practical projects, through short answer question papers and online tests.The health and safety module is a multiple-choice online test in this course. The remaining modules that are assessed are practical. This includes: Design – you will produce a mood-board and coursework evidencing your work through the year. Matching and cutting materials is linked to the practical work that you will complete. Professional responsibilities and
As a result of completing the Diploma, you could progress onto further study. Level 3 Diploma in Traditional Upholstery.You may seek to complement your skills and knowledge by completing: Level 2 Diploma in Modern Upholstery or, Level 2 Diploma in Soft Furnishings. The qualification will provide you will the skills and knowledge for you to seek employment or become a self-employed.