This course will enable you to develop basic levels of skill, or to build on existing levels of skill in using upholstery techniques and equipment to spring and cover items of furniture
No - this is a non-accredited course.
The course is for 25 weeks consisting of 50 guided learning hours. Please check the BAES web site www.learnbaes.ac.uk , BAES Learning Directory, visit or telephone one of our adult learning centres for details.
This course is for anyone, including beginners, with an interest in restoring and upholstering items of furniture.
You won’t need experience of upholstery for this course. However, because the course involves taking notes and measurements you will need to have basic levels of English and maths. You will have a short initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you.
It could lead to other courses in Upholstery at Beginners and Intermediate Level, or to a qualification course in Upholstery at Level 1.
To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your course you will need to attend all sessions, be punctual, and bring the correct materials to each session.
Access to tools and equipment are available at the centres.
It will cost an average of £150 for all your materials and tools for the course; this will vary on the size of your project.
Further information will be provided by the tutor at enrolment.
You will need to provide:
For the first week of the course you will need to bring a folder, pen and ideas for your project.