Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 164 Conc £66 Full £278 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 - 15:30, 10:00 - 15:30, 10:00 - 15:30, 10:00 - 15:30 1 MAC 06/04/2020 09/04/2020 CM2462

What will the course cover?

This 4 day intensive course gives you a chance to experience a workshop environment and the opportunity to practice the skills learnt in previously. Working on your own chairs, you will have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions. Learn through peer observation by looking at the problems that occur on other student’s projects.

Who is the course for?

Students attending an upholstery class and wishing to finish or tackle a more complex project during the week. This course is intensive and not designed for beginners or those with little previous experience.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Having attended at least 1 course of upholstery courses or relevant upholstery experience.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Depending on your project you will be able to do some of the following: Apply Health and Safety procedures in an upholstery workshop (mandatory). Understand routine tool maintenance. Recognise the characteristics of upholstery fillings. Select suitable fabric for chair setting. Make an accurate cutting plan. Identify 2 suspension systems. Remove existing upholstery sympathetically. Assess a chair frame for damage. Write a chair frame restoration plan. Re – glue a chair frame. Select and attach webbing. Select 3 tacks/staples and specify their uses. Identify 3 hessian types and specify their uses. Use 2 upholstery construction stitches to produce an even edge roll. Place fabric correctly with regard to the pattern and run of pile. Identify 3 fabric embellishments. Use and set up a sewing machine safely. Sew fabric by hand keeping all stitches hidden. Evaluate project undertaken.

How is the course organised?

Practical workshop with demonstrations and instruction with one to one support.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Keeping folders up to date, with written notes. Providing material for projects.

How will my progress be assessed?

Verbal feed back from tutor and group discussion. Record of progress sheet. Individual Learning Plan.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You will be able to make good progress which will support your work either in the next term long course you join or to make work independantly depending on your level of skill.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A piece of furniture to work on, Individual fabric and trimmings. Notepad and pen. Camera. Stout shoes.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.