“Without the furniture industry, the world would be an empty and uncomfortable place; there’ll always be a need for skilled people to design, make and install furniture for our homes, offices and public areas. The job takes creativity, plus knowledge of machinery and production techniques.” – National Apprenticeship Service
This apprenticeship is for people who want to become fully qualified in furniture making, while laying the foundation for a successful career in the furniture industry. This is a follow on course from the Level 2 Furniture Making Apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a new qualification while staying in your current job and earning money. At the end of the course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification and no debts to pay!
Over 90% of our construction apprentices are offered permanent positions by their employers once they have completed their apprenticeship.
You may find yourself following in the footsteps of a former furniture making apprentice, Matt Coutts whose hand crafted chair was displayed at “The Millinery Works 21st Century Furniture” exhibition and at the London Gallery.
Upon successful completion, you could work as a restorer, hand crafted furniture maker, french polisher, furniture development technician, senior furniture designer, teacher or start your own business.
In the future, you may be interested in continuing your apprenticeship studies through Cornwall College Business and enrol in the team leading, people management, level 4 site supervision, wood machining or carpentry and joinery apprenticeship. Alternatively, the full time FdA Creative Practice may interest you, where you can specialise in furniture design.
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Additional Information - You will attend lectures 1 day per week for 1 year.
This apprenticeship is designed for people who want to train on the job and gain a nationally recognised advanced qualification in furniture making.
You must have good practical and hand skills, be able to follow technical drawings accurately and have good attention to detail.
This is a follow on course from the Level 2 Furniture Making Apprenticeship, and supports those working in a trainee furniture making position.
To enrol in this apprenticeship, you need to be aged 16 and over, ideally have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade C and be employed in a suitable position.
You must have completed the Level 2 Furniture Making Apprenticeship or have the relevant experience.
If you are interested in this apprenticeship and do not have the required GCSEs or an employer, speak to one of our Cornwall College Business Liaison Officers on 0800 731 7594.
You will attend lectures at the Camborne campus 1 day per week for 1 year, while the remainder of the week is spent in the workplace.
During this apprenticeship you will produce 2 “design and make” projects, which include working from a brief, designing and using a variety of complex processes e.g. curved work, veneering, chair manufacturing and the application of high specification fittings and finishings.
You will put together a portfolio of evidence to show that you are competent at the tasks you do every day, while receiving support from experienced Cornwall College tutors.
Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the following qualifications:
With a Level 3 Diploma, you are fully qualified and may find yourself working as a restorer, hand crafted furniture maker, french polisher, furniture development technician, senior furniture designer, teacher or start your own business.
In the future, you may be interested in continuing your apprenticeship studies through Cornwall College Business and enrol in the team leading, people management, level 4 site supervision, wood machining or carpentry and joinery apprenticeship. Alternatively, the full time FdA Creative Practice course may interest you, where you can specialise in furniture design.
If you are interested in this apprenticeship, contact Cornwall College Business and complete an online apprenticeship form. If you meet the requirements, you will be invited for an interview and be given advice and guidance on how to proceed.
There are no apprenticeship course fees charged for anyone between the ages of 16 and 18. For those aged 19 and over, fees do apply.
Contact us for more information.
* All prices shown on this website are accurate to the best of our knowledge, however, we reserve the right to amend the price of a course without prior notice. Prices may be subject to additional charges for registration, books or examinations. Please call our course booking team to find out the latest prices for this course - 0800 731 7594.