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Level 2

Level 2 Diploma in Upholstery & Soft Furnishings

COURSE OVERVIEW

This Level 2 upholstery and soft furnishings diploma course is designed to provide you with excellent knowledge and practical foundation skills in modern upholstery, traditional upholstery and soft furnishings. This mixed course will give learners the opportunity to build skills and knowledge in all three disciplines;

Modern Upholstery – This unit enables learners to prepare and produce items of modern furniture upholstery. Learners will understand the functions of tools & equipment, methods of securing upholstery covers, trimmings and finishings, commonly used fittings, and how to deal with problems. Learners will also develop the skills including preparing the frame, application of modern suspensions and fillings, positioning and securing covers, trimmings and finishings, and maintaining safe working practices.

Traditional Upholstery – This unit enables learners to prepare and produce items of traditional furniture upholstery. Learners will understand furnishing regulations requirements, methods of securing traditional support materials, trimmings and finishings, the function of tools and equipment, and how to deal with problems. Learners will also develop the skills including checking/preparing the frame, building foundations of support materials, tying in springs, carrying out deep buttoning techniques, and maintaining safe working practices.

Soft Furnishings – This unit enables learners to prepare and produce simple components by hand and with sewing machines, for use in soft furnishings. Learners will understand the functions of equipment, marking and cutting processes, stitching and finishing methods, techniques for completing seams and how to deal with problems. Learners will also develop the skills including organising tools, equipment and materials, preparing and assembling components, and maintaining safe working practices.

This qualification enables learners to develop the knowledge and skills required for employment, apprenticeships or further study. Should you wish to continue studying, Level 3 provides you with the opportunity to specialise in your preferred area of study eg. modern upholstery or traditional upholstery or soft furnishings.

The qualification supports career progression in modern upholstery, traditional upholstery and making soft furnishings.

The course runs 2 days a week over 34 weeks, term time, from September – June.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are expected from the awarding bodies. These are outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as learning outcomes.

You can find out more by visiting Achieve Partners website https://www.achievepartners.co.uk.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Upon submitting your application, you will be offered the opportunity for a personalised interview with a member of our upholstery team. This interview not only evaluates your compatibility with the course but also serves as a chance for us to delve into your passion for upholstery and soft furnishings.

No rigid entry requirements exist; all we seek is your genuine interest and enthusiasm for learning. Your dedication to the craft is key to progressing within the course.

Admissions enquiries

Should you have any inquiries regarding entry requirements or the application process, the gateway to your exciting journey awaits at admissions@chichester.ac.uk.

Elevate your aspirations, and let the world of upholstery unfold before you!

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.

HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2

Apply

Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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