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Furniture Making Diploma Level 2 at Rotherham College

Course description

Build your career in construction and learn a skilled trade with our hands-on practical learning that will prepare you for the construction industry.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, our Construction department hosts first-class facilities, providing you with the perfect foundations to construct a successful career. Whether it’s brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, plastering or plumbing, our industry experienced tutors will support you in moving up the career ladder, no matter what level you start at.

The College has strong links with employers such as Willmott Dixon, and our tools are state of the art, thanks to generous donations from Stanley Black and Decker. Previous students have taken part in the HOPE Strategy project; where Rotherham College teamed up with Rotherham Borough Council and charity Action Housing to help renovate derelict houses into fully functioning, modern homes for vulnerable people. There are fantastic opportunities to showcase your skills at competitions such as SkillBuild, as well as the possibility for your work to be entered for the City and Guilds Gold Awards.

Course content

This course will give you the skills to produce small items of furniture/cabinets constructed using various types of timber, veneers, associated materials, fixings and fittings.

What will I study?

•Furniture making by hand

•Materials, tools and equipment

•Health and safety

•Design processes

•Timber technology

•Sustainability in the timber trade

•Functional Skills in maths and English (for those who have not achieved GCSE grades C or above)

What added value will I receive?

•The course is run by experienced staff in our purpose built workshops with a huge range of tools and equipment

•The Construction department received a grade one ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

Entry requirements

•Potential students must have an interest and enthusiasm in woodworking and be keen to develop their woodworking skills

•You must have completed a Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject

Assessment

On-going assessment of practical and written work.

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777

E: info@rotherham.ac.uk

Future opportunities

On completion of the course you may progress onto the Furniture Design and Making Diploma Level 3 course.

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 

E: info@rotherham.ac.uk

W: www.rotherham.ac.uk 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 November 2016
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • The Enquiry Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01709 722858
    • Email address:
    • info@rotherham.ac.uk

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