Upholstery & Soft Furnishing

Course Details

This is a non-accredited course, set in beautiful surroundings consisting mainly of practical work.  It will involve some demonstrations and some activities to participate in. 

You will be able to learn new skills whilst working on your own furniture piece or soft furnishing project and you will be given advice and instruction on the best way to achieve professional results. 

You will be given some handouts with information during the course and can build a portfolio if you choose to.

This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in upholstery and/or soft furnishings or who would just like to have a go at something different.

During each session you will be given instruction and observed as you work.  You will be able to ask as many questions as you would like and you may take notes as you go.

Although we will have some tools and a full list will be discussed at the first session, it is advisable to bring a pair of scissors, a hammer and a tack remover, so that you are not waiting to use tools.

An item of furniture or soft furnishing project and a notepad / pen and camera would also be useful.

The cost of materials is ongoing throughout the course, your tutor will have a ready supply of equipment and materials that you can purchase.

Information & Support

Courses will run continually allowing learners the opportunity to further develop their skills.

Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

Course Cost

Course costs are:

24 weeks - £285

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisercourse@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.

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