This course will provide you with the skills you will need for a career in the furniture industry. You will work through a range of projects which will challenge your thinking and practical design skills.

Many of the subjects are integrated, so you’ll be completing assessments for a few subjects through one project.

  • Hand skills 
  • Design practices
  • Industry processes
  • Numeracy
  • Communications
  • 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
  • Digital media
  • Furniture: polishing practice
  • Veneering
  • 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
  • Apprentice/trainee
  • Cabinet maker
  • Upholsterer
  • Polisher/finisher
  • 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