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Furniture Making (Principles and Practice) - Level 1 C&G Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

Learn how to make things by hand with the Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Furniture Making.

It’s an introductory course which helps you to learn a vocational area: woodwork. By training at City of Oxford College’s renowned Rycotewood Furniture Centre you learn the principles of handcrafted furniture from industry-trained tutors.

Course content

The course introduces you to the hand techniques of furniture making. It is taught at the beginning of a Level 2 furniture making course for full-time students. This includes timber technology, joint making, basic veneering and the techniques of producing small items of furniture.

You complete a practical assignment produce a portfolio of knowledge and are -you will be continuously assessed by practical exercises and written work. You take a health and safety one hour multiple-choice exam.

The majority of this course is taught in the workshop by practical activities and tutor demonstrations. There are some lectures on materials and tools used in furniture making and health and safety.

Entry requirements

There are no entry criteria however a literacy review will be taken where applicable to support initial advice and guidance.

Future opportunities

On completion of the course you could progress to a Level 2 course in furniture making which we run here at City of Oxford College or you can seek employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 15 February 2016
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      • From Ring Road: use EITHER Banbury Road or Woodstock Road to city centre. At traffic lights, end of St. Giles (Map 1), turn right into Beaumont Street and follow signs to the rail station. At the second set of traffic lights, i.e. at the bottom of Park End Street, turn left into Oxpens Road (ice rink). The College is ¼ mile on the left.
      • From South (Newbury) A34: Turn off A34 to Southern bypass and make for Cowley. At next roundabout, turn left to city centre (park and ride on left). Follow Abingdon Road to end, form left towards ice rink and parks. The College is opposite the ice rink.
      • From A423 (Henley/Reading): Join ring road at (Sainsburys) and turn left to next roundabout and right to city centre and ice rink.
      • From East (London): M40/A40 At end of A40 turn left at roundabout signed Cowley. Continue on the ring road, (4 roundabouts) to Abingdon Road, city centre and ice rink.
      • From the train station: the campus is 10 minutes walk from the station.