Furniture Making Summer School

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An inclusive course designed for all skill levels, we will teach you how to make a table accurately within a week! You will be instructed in the construction of traditional joints including mortice and tenons, lap and through dovetails and housings to name a few. We will also look at veneering methods and learning how to lay with book-matching, and if you are up for the challenge we will even make a drawer to fit.

Five Reasons to Study this Course at Chichester

  1. 1. Centrally located with easy communication routes

  2. 2. Brand new facilities

  3. 3. Instruction by highly qualified industry professionals

  4. 4. Excellent ratio of students per lecturer

  5. 5. Clear progression routes available

What will I Study?

Traditional jointing techniques, accurate marking, sawing, planning, scraping, sanding and finishing.

How will I be Taught?

We teach in small groups to maximise your potential, typically between 4 and 6 learners per session. This will allow us to give you proper one to one tuition and make the learning meaningful.

How will I be Assessed?

Formative (progression checking) assessment and advice all the way through the course. A summative assessment by peers and lecturer at the end.

What our students say?

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  • Course type

    Part Time

  • Qualification

    Non regulated provision, Level 1, Manufacturing Technologies

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Where next?

Upon successful completion of this course you have a number of options including.. 1. Evening furniture making, restoration or upholstery courses 2. Beginner’s router course 3. Advanced router course 4. A range of full time courses

Entry Requirements

No previous experience is necessary, but if you have some, we will put an individual learning plan together. You will receive a certificate of attendance from the College

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CON242CD1A Chichester Campus 30 hours 13 July 2015 £440  Apply Now 


N.B. The prices shown are for home students only.  Fee information for international students is available in the International section.

Where the course is for more than one year, the price shown is for the first year only (except for NVQs) and prices for subsequent years will be published when available. 
Students who are under 19 on 31st August in the academic year in which they start their course, will be exempt from tuition fees on the majority of courses.

Students aged 24 or over undertaking a course at Level 3 or above may have to pay a higher fee based on Government funding regulations. Please contact Admissions on 01243 786321 for confirmation.

The College reserves the right to withdraw courses, limit recruitment and where necessary make significant changes to fees payable dependent on the number of students enrolled for a course or due to changes in legislation.

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