Upholstery and Soft Furnishings
OverviewThis course is primarily an upholstery course, but also covers soft furnishings, such as curtains, blinds and cushions. Learners need to bring the following to the first class: piece of furniture e.g. dining chair, footstool etc. and basic tools for traditional upholstery. These are a beech mallet, tack hammer, tack lifter and webbing stretcher.
The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the basic principles of upholstery and how to apply them to a piece of furniture. The course is aimed at learners who wish to develop the skills to enable them to competently work at home by themselves.
Each learner will be working on their own piece of furniture. They will become familiar with the methods and the order of work required to successfully strip down and re-upholster a piece of furniture.
By the end of the course learners will;
- Understand how to use and attach all the materials required at each stage of upholstering a piece of furniture.
- Have acquired all the skills necessary to successfully upholster traditional and modern upholstery.
- Have learnt how to safely use all the necessary tools of the trade in their work.
Due to the diverse range of projects covered by those attending this course, learners will experience upholstery techniques wider than their own project by observing others in the class.
Guidance and advice personal to their projects will be offered to the learners on an individual basis.
*PLEASE NOTE- The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled learners will be notified 3 days prior to the start of the course and are entitled to claim for a full refund of their course fees.
ProgressionLearners can progress to City and Guilds upholstery course.
AssessmentProgress on this course will be assessed through lecturer feedback, observation and presentation.
Entry RequirementsThere are no formal entry requirements for this course.
QualificationsThis course does not lead to a formal qualification.
Home StudyHomework is not essential but learners will benefit from undertaking home study (practising techniques learnt, working on their piece) of approximately 1- 2 hours per week.
Work PlacementLearners do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.
Additional CostsMaterials will be bought by learners as and when they are needed (These are available from the tutor). Books can be recommended by the lecturer at a later date. Learners will need to provide their own piece of furniture, however sometimes items are donated to the college for use on this course; for more info please call 01635 845000.
|Code||Location||Start||End||Times||Day||Duration||Cost (Year 1)|
|99086 121303||Newbury College||17/04/2013||26/06/2013||18:45 to 21:15||Wednesday||10 Weeks||£212.50|
|97122 121303||Newbury College||19/04/2013||28/06/2013||09:30 to 12:00||Friday||10 Weeks||£212.50|