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Level 3 Diploma in Furniture

Programme Description



Coleg Ceredigion is the only further education college in Wales offering courses in furniture making at Levels 2 and 3. As a practical yet creative subject, our courses in furniture making may be an ideal route to a rewarding career. 

Building on skills learnt at Level 2, this Level 3 course allows you to develop your design and making skills, whilst gaining an understanding of professional production practices. It will provide you with the industry-standard skills you will need to make quality work and that potential employers’ require. 

During the course of the year, you will respond to 2 set briefs and also research, design, prototype and produce your own pieces of furniture. A live brief gives you the opportunity to engage with clients on a professional basis and respond to their needs in a realistic manner. 

Your efforts will culminate in a showcase of your work at the end of year Furniture Design Exhibition.


Programme Features



You may wish to progress further to study at degree level, enter employment or set up your own business in the industry. Success on the course can provide a pathway into self-employment, an industry apprenticeship, or employment in furniture making, fitting and related industries. 


Progression & Employment



You may wish to progress further to study at degree level, enter employment or set up your own business in the industry. Success on the course can provide a pathway into self-employment, an industry apprenticeship, a place in the department incubation scheme or employment in furniture making, fitting and related industries.


Programme Content



You will be required to independently research, design, prototype and make your own furniture. You will learn more advanced practical techniques such as angled work, curved work, batch production methods and wood machining techniques.


Programme Assessment



Units are both internally and externally assessed. The college designs and assesses the internal assessments through assignments and active participation. City &  Guilds sets and marks the external assessments.


Programme Entry Requirements



5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, which includes either English Language or Welsh (1st Language) and Maths, or completion of L2 vocational qualification in relevant subject. Mature learners without qualifications may be accepted subject to successful interview.


Additional Costs



£50 workshop fee + cost of materials for own projects