Fine Furniture Design & Making Diploma – One Year intensive course

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  • 46 week, year long course in Furniture Design and Making College Diploma

  • Intensive course without certified qualifications


  • Flexible start date depending on student interest
  • Small class size to allow intensive instruction and some one-to-one tuition


  • The course is structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to progress towards a professional career in furniture making who do not wish or need to follow a formal qualification route
  • Students will learn traditional and complex joinery and furniture making techniques, making a variety of items that may include a cabinet, staircase, stool and table
  • Workshop and study based programme
  • Drawing, design and marking out of furniture pieces in wood
  • Use of hand tools and powered hand tools
  • Use of a range of woodworking machines
  • Complex joinery and furniture making techniques
  • Finishing and polishing
  • Age 19 + required for enrolment

The Furniture Design & Making Diploma is a very intensive and rigorous 1-year programme structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge  to progress towards a professional career in furniture making.

The programme brings together the range of skills such as joinery, wood machining and furniture making. These elements will enable students to operate to a professional standard. A strong emphasis on developing competent and confident woodworking skills – using both traditional hand tools and modern timber processing machinery – will provide students with the technical knowledge to start designing and making their own furniture items as they progress further through the course.

Taught by experienced and highly skilled tutors the course also draws on the skills and knowledge of nationally recognised furniture makers and designers and in addition, throughout the course, visits will be made to furniture workshops, exhibitions etc.

*Course content may be subject to modification at the College’s discretion




  • No formal qualification
  • College Certificate
  • Ability to attend 5 days per week programme
  • Completion of Maths and English initial assessment
  • Commitment to and strong interest in furniture making
  • You MUST be 19+ years of age
  • 1 years, 5 days per week
  • The annual fees are £20,000

The fees are payable in three instalments at the beginning of each term

A 15% discount is offered to students who are able to pay the full year’s fee in advance of the course starting


  • Into employment/self-employment