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NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Crafts (Furniture Making)

Subject Area
Construction
Start Date
September 2022
Study Mode
Evening
Duration
35 Weeks

This course is a great opportunity to start to build your knowledge and skills in creative crafts. You will have the opportunity to develop by designing and making a piece of furniture, with the support and guidance of your knowledgeable tutors throughout the programme, who are industry experts in this field.

This course will allow students to learn and develop their skills in creative crafts and furniture making in a professionally inspired environment with all the tools and equipment you may need to successfully produce a piece of bespoke furniture.

The course allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in furniture making, or for your own personal interests.

You will have the opportunity to build knowledge about woodworking techniques, design methods and the skills needed to make furniture by hand. This will lead to an opportunity to make a piece of furniture, which you can take home at the end of the course.

Course Modules/units

A range of basic skills and techniques will be introduced to enable you to produce a finished piece of furniture by the end of the course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, a genuine interest in the subject and outstanding commitment & enthusiasm is essential.

This flexible qualification is suitable for anyone of any age with an interest in creative crafts furniture making.

Dates and Course Durations

This course is now full for 2021. For more information email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk

Study Method

This course will be delivered by qualified, experienced tutors who are experts in their disciplines. Teaching will be done in a practical setting which will allow you to spend the time using the tools and resources correctly and safely.

Assessments

This qualification is delivered through a range of practical units. Working in our well-equipped workshops you will practice and develop furniture making skills using hand and power tools. Units are assessed using practical assignments linked to your furniture project. In addition, you will complete written tasks to evidence your furniture making and craft knowledge.

Course Fees

£292 – £585

The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility, if you feel you may qualify for funding, please contact the Funding Team.

Additional Costs

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.

Facilities

As well as specialist construction workshops, students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Course Progression

Individuals that have completed Level 1 Creative Craft Furniture Making course are encouraged to develop their skills further with the Level 2 Furniture Making qualification, also delivered part-time on an evening at York College.

During this course you will also be developing your numeracy and literacy through the use of drawings, specifications and accurate measuring.

Career Progression

Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to progress in their current employment or enter employment in the construction industry. You may also have the option to transfer to an apprenticeship and then progress on to higher-level courses in construction.

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