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City & Guilds Diploma in Violin Making and Repair - Level 2 at South Thames College

Course description

You'll build on previous knowledge and work on other instruments such as a cello or bass. You'll learn how to set up, retouch and varnish which are essential skills in the industry. The course may include visits to auctions, museums, and instrument collections to build your knowledge on the history and development of violins.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grades A*-C in relevant subjects including maths and English, or a related Level 1 qualification. You'll also need a short interview with a tutor who will check the course is right for you. To guarantee a place, you should aim to book at least a month before the course starts.


The tutor will give you feedback throughout your course.

Future opportunities

Progress to our advanced violin making course or start your career in the violin trade.

Further information

You'll need to source and buy materials for your projects throughout the course - your tutor will advise you on this.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Thames College directly.

Last updated date: 04 December 2015
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