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Qualification name Diploma in Furnishings - Traditional Upholstery
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 15th September 2022
Cost description Please refer to our website
Attendance pattern Daytime

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

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. We run the course on a full time and part time basis. Applications made via this page is for the part time course, which is scheduled for one day a week over two years. 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: 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.

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

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

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

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.

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Name Chichester College
Address Westgate Fields
West Sussex
PO19 1SB
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Phone 01243 786 321
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