Furniture Making

Start Date
Course Course
Construction & Building Trades
City Campus

About this Course

This flexible course is aimed at people with an interest in furniture making and design. It is taught in a safe and friendly workshop environment. This course would suit beginners as well as experienced learners.

Key Units

The course is very flexible and can be adapted to suit each individual learner.

You will be taught the use of hand tools and sharpening, the use of portable power tools and machining, and traditional jointing techniques.

There are set projects you can make, such as a dovetailed box, a stool or a table, or you can design and develop your own piece.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course; enthusiasm and commitment are all we ask for.


No formal assessment. A college attendance certificate will be issued upon completion of the course.

Where does this Lead

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Furniture Making

Future Opportunities

  • Working for an employer in the furniture making industry, kitchen fitting or shop fitting
  • Setting up your own business making furniture and wood crafts

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Staff Expertise
This course runs with a maximum of 15 students, so you can be sure you will have sufficient input from your tutor. You will be taught by Anna Childs, an experienced furniture maker and designer who runs her own furniture making business in Sheffield. This is a great course for anyone with an interest in woodwork as a hobby or looking to take up furniture making as a career.

Delivery Mode
This is a part-time course which runs at City campus on a Wedneaday or Thursday evening (5:45 - 8:45pm).

This is a full cost course with no funding available. Course fees are currently:
  • One semester: £240
  • Two semesters: £480

Extra Costs

Basic wood materials will be provided, however students will need to provide other materials themselves.

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