Furniture MakingVocational • Level 2
About the course
This course develops wood machining, cabinet making and upholstery skills through individual design development projects with assessment via coursework. The course allows progression to a Level 3 programme with a specialised interest in one discipline. The course covers all aspects of furniture making and design to include: cabinet making; modern upholstery; traditional upholstery; design development drawing with ideas and sketches; design development ideas in cabinet making or upholstery; basic frame-making skills used in modern day production.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Awarded ByCity and Guilds
Location ByBurnley College
A minimum of two GCSEs at Grade 5 or above preferably with a grade 5 in a written English subject OR a relevant Level 1 Diploma and GCSE at Grade 5 in a written English subject.
Assessment is via coursework.
Careers & Progression
Progression from this area of study can be to an apprenticeship in both furniture and wood trades, or alternatively to study on the HNC/HND programme of the L3 pathway.
Extra curricular activities
The division is focused on links with the community and community projects, offering the opportunity for work experience for full-time learners. All areas regularly host and compete in regional and national skills competitions with SkillBuild, SPARKS and HIPS. Other examples include: employer-sponsored 'Job of the Term' awards, construction site visits, entry into national trade skills competitions, excursions to national trade exhibitions, voluntary building work, visits to buildings of architectural significance