Our craft courses will teach you a range of creative skills you can use to start a small business making and selling your own unique products. They're also a great way to improve your dexterity, meet new people and develop an interest.
You will learn how to use upholstery tools and equipment through a combination of one-to-one teaching and group demonstrations and discussions. You will choose a project to work on in class and develop your confidence to work independently.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Use the tools confidently and safely
Have knowledge of traditional upholstery techniques
Be confident in planning and costing
Identify the origins and sources of the materials used in traditional techniques
Identify the historical influences in traditional upholstery design.
- Share knowledge with your peers through regular group discussions.
You will complete an individual learning plan and provide self-assessment throughout the course. Photos and displays of your completed work will also be used.
There are no entry requirements. Once enrolled on the course you will discuss with the tutor to discuss a suitable project.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
Students will have compiled a portfolio which could be presented to potential clients and employers. They could also progress onto other related courses within the college, such as the Start a Small Business course.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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