This course will provide you with the basic skills you will need to start a career in the furniture industry. You will work through a range of projects that will challenge your practical abilities and woodworking knowledge.
Many of the subjects are integrated, so you’ll be completing assessments for a few subjects through one project.
Assessments are mostly based around your practical projects with the addition of some written assessments.
- You will learn and develop practical woodworking skills, research skills, design history and model making.
- You will learn and improve your knowledge of softwoods, hardwoods, timber staining/finishing and modern upholstery.
- You will develop your skills by maintaining and using hand tools tools, as part of your workshop projects.
- You will develop safe working practices on how to use woodworking machines.
- The course is heavily inspired by STEM subjects.
- One year full-time
- Machinery woodworking
- Workshop practice
- Timber frame
- Carcase making
- Upholstery: an introduction
- Upholstery application
- Furniture polishing
- Furniture drawing
- Art and design: design activity
- Furniture: polishing practice
- Furniture in context
- The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course
One of the following:
- Four National 4s to include English, Graphic Communications, and Craft and Design and/or Art and Design
- Certificate: Art and Design
- Another relevant qualification at SCQF Level 4
- Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
- HNC: Furniture SCQF Level 7
- HNC: 3D Interior Design SCQF Level 7
- Cabinet maker
- Independent visual artist
- All PPE supplied by the college
- You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise.
- Production of an art portfolio.