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Furniture Making

This 6 week course is designed for students with little or no previous experience or those who want to expand their knowledge of furniture making. Students will have access to our broad range of tools and equipment in our large, purpose-built workshops and will become familiar with key techniques and processes involved in hand-crafting basic, useful pieces of furniture to fit either creative or household needs. Much of the course will be hands on and will involve in a number of practical projects. This course is an excellent way to gain an understanding of the parts, tools and processes involved in making professional looking furniture.

  • What is the course about and how might it benefit me?

    This course is suitable for anyone with a keen interest in learning how to make basic pieces of furniture, particularly those useful around the home.

  • What qualification or experience do I need to start the course?

    There are no formal entry qualifications, just an interest in improving your hand skills and building knowledge. It is intended for those who have no previous experience or those who would like to expand their knowledge. During the course, you will be introduced to a variety of techniques. You should be familiar with some basic health and safety.

  • How will I be assessed?

    The teacher will record your progress and provide informal regular feedback throughout the course. At the end of your study you will be asked to self-assess your own progress and achievement against the expected achievements as outlined above.

    Although there is no external assessment, you will need to carry out a number of practical projects to demonstrate competence in the skills taught.

  • What qualification will I get?

    At the end of the course you will receive a Richmond upon Thames College certificate of achievement.

  • What can the course lead to?

    After the course, there is an opportunity to go on to further 6-week courses in: DIY construction, kitchen fitting and wood turning.

  • How do I join the course?

    You can enrol for the course by clicking the Add to Basket button at the top of the page. For more information, visit How to Enrol.

  • Further information

    For more information, please contact us via the Adult Enuiry Form.

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“I’ve learned a lot of skills on my course so far including how to make full size doors, window frames and staircases. The teachers are really good and their knowledge and expertise of the industry is invaluable. I’m now starting an apprenticeship whilst coming back to college to study my level 3 and I’m really grateful to the college for helping to get me started in the industry.”

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