Practical Furniture Making Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This hands-on practical course has the aim of developing your fine woodworking and design skills ready for employment in the furniture industry using the modern machines and hand tools in our specialist workshop.

Professional furniture making is an exciting career choice as it involves designing and making bespoke pieces of furniture such as cabinets, tables, chairs, and office furniture. As well as developing your practical and design skills further, you will design your own quality furniture. The design studio is where you will learn the background theory of working in wood and constructing furniture, alongside the design and industry skills.

Units may include:

  • Designing a piece of furniture for yourself or others
  • Safe use of a range of woodworking hand tools, power tools and machinery
  • Construct and assemble furniture projects
  • Producing design drawings and cuttings lists
  • Develop a knowledge of industry practice and careers
  • Learn how to produce veneered panels
  • Fit a range of doors, drawers and cabinet fittings
  • Apply finishes, and make necessary adjustments to finished pieces

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through practical projects, a portfolio of evidence, assignments and examinations.

Progression Options

You could progress to our Level 2 Apprenticeship in furniture making or Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Design & Manufacture, or explore a variety of career opportunities in the furniture and woodworking industry.

Alternatively, you could enrol on a Foundation Degree in Furniture Studies, a National Diploma in art, design or craft, or any other design-based subject dependent on achieving an appropriate level of qualification.

Course Summary

Course Title Practical Furniture Making Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need a Level 1 furniture qualification or a similar woodworking qualification.

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