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Furnishings - Level 2 Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

This level 2 course is suitable for beginners wishing to follow a career in Upholstery or Soft Furnishings. Both courses cover many interesting and varied practical skills with the Upholstery Course covering a range of both modern and traditional techniques. The Soft Furnishings course covers a wide range of techniques including hand -made curtains, cushions, and lampshades.

Course content

You will learn and explore a range of techniques and have the opportunity to create samples before undertaking the main assessment units. For the Upholstery course the units include; Design, Seamed Components, Material technology, Modern Upholstery, Traditional Deep Buttoning and Health & Safety. The units for the Soft Furnishing Course include; Design, Seamed Components, Material technology, Curtains, Cushions, Lampshades and Health & Safety. If under 19 you may be required to study either GCSE or Functional skills as part of your programme. In addition to this we would aim to give you some work experience.

You will be taught by your dedicated lecturers who will guide you through the course in both the classroom and the workshop

Entry requirements

Entry is by interview


Assessment will be through grading on your practical projects, through short answer question papers and online tests.

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

This course leads to either employment in the industry or progression onto the Level 3.

Further information

Opened on 4th October 2013, our brand new construction Centre is
light, clean and well equipped.
Special equipment required... 1. Safety boots 2. A passion and
determination to succeed.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle