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Furniture Making City and Guilds Certificate Level 1 at PETROC

Course description

Interested in furniture making or fine woodworking? This enjoyable and very successful course has a strong emphasis on the practical woodworking skills. The course will prepare you with the essential skills you need for employment in the furniture or fine woodworking industry, this may eventually lead onto you setting up your own woodworking business.

Course content

This course will cover all of the basics of furniture making including; Health and Safety, Timber Technology, Tool Sharpening and Maintenance, Drawing, Timber Jointing, Carcase Construction, Power Tools and Carcase Installation.

As part of this study programme you will undertake maths & English (if you have not achieved a Grade C GCSE in these subjects), work experience, enrichment and tutorial.

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade E/2 or equivalent or above, preferably including Maths and English Language. 

At the end of the one-year programme all learners are expected to have achieved GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at grade 4, or show that they have been working towards improving their English and Maths by achieving an improvement to their previous grade.

Students are required to purchase their own safety boots, access to workshops is not permitted without them. Students are also required to provide their own stationery and textbooks. Equipment can be discussed fully at interview and a kit list will be sent out prior to the start of the course.


Assessments will be carried out both by observations and online tests

Financial information

Are there any costs for this course?
Students are asked to pay a contribution towards educational visits. 

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 2 Furniture Making which can be studied full time or as an apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact PETROC directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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