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Furniture Making

Diploma Level 2

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 2
Start date Sept 2024
Duration 1 year

Our Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Design and Making is designed to take you woodworking skills to the next level by developing your practical skills in design. If you are passionate about creating bespoke pieces of furniture from scratch, then this is the course for you.

Furniture Studies students have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College. Our state-of-the-art workshops are equipped with specialist tools and resources for a wide range of creative craft subjects. Guided by our specialist staff and expert guest lecturers you’ll develop your skills in both wood machining and hand-crafting furniture, to equip you for employment or further study.

Guided by our expert lecturers you will learn how to make beautiful, hand-crafted wooden furniture using a variety of tools and technologies. You will cover modules including:

  • Consolidating and applying a knowledge and understanding of health and safety within furniture making environments.
  • Consolidating a knowledge and understanding of timber technology to enable sound judgements when working within the timber trade.
  • Developing a knowledge and understanding of furniture construction methods to support furniture design and manufacturing processes.
  • Developing the ITC skills and techniques required to produce basic geometric, pictorial and working drawings using computer programs.
  • Developing the hand skills and techniques required to produce intermediate geometric, pictorial and working drawings.
  • Developing a knowledge of the furniture design process and utilising (implementing) this to design basic furniture items.
  • Manufacturing a range of intermediate items of furniture, using a range of hardwoods, fixtures and fittings.
  • Making and attaching a range of doors, drawers and fittings.

This is a full time course taking place on three days per week from 9.00am - 4:30pm. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into 1 hour - 1.45 hour lessons. You will have regular breaks including a lunch break.

Assessment consists of the following:

  • Practical assessments
  • Externally assessed Exams
  • Internal Exams
  • Written coursework and workbooks

You could progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Design and Making. Alternatively, you could go into employment as a trainee furniture maker, furniture designer or wood machinist.

Completion of Level 2 Diploma in Wood Machining.

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The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the purpose built facilities we have at Moulton College.

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Bricklaying Workshop

Plumbing Workshop at Higham Campus
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Plumbing Workshops

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CAD Workshop

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Furniture Making Workshop