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Furniture Making Diploma Level 3 at EKC Group

Course description

Furniture Making Level 3 is a qualification with many units preparing students for full time employment or into higher education. The course runs for a full academic year from September to July and is spread over 3 days a week.

All students will be able to showcase their furniture with members of the public and other departments during an evening highlighting the skills of all work. Learners will also be able to be nominated for the award of excellence which is decided by a member of the City and Guilds team which we have had great success with in previous years.

There are many opportunities throughout the year with students travelling to a furniture exhibition for inspiration organised by the Canterbury college construction team.

Course content

There are a number of modules to complete in this course including finishing timber products, creating and designing curved timber products, creating doors and drawers, timber technology, health and safety, fitting doors and drawers, use of power tools and machines, assembling furniture to match set drawing designs and veneering different materials.

Entry requirements

4 Cs or 4s including English and maths or a relevant full Level 2.


Against set criteria from City and Guilds. There are three exams and five written assignments with one practical task which must incorporate a curve and a drawer.

Future opportunities

Higher Education or full-time employment.

Further information

Please note that for applications for the 19/20 academic year the EKC Group is using a new online system and you will be required to register and track your application using this system. You will receive an e-mail informing you of this and what to do next. You will be using the EKC Enterprise platform.

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: 13 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: C00070/1/1-134
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  • Number of planned places: 20

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