Upholstery - mixed ability - Spring

Course code: ICXR000P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wednesday

15th Jan 2020 - 1st Apr 2020

Cheney School

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

Learn traditional upholstery techniques from an industry professional.Are you sitting on something that is not only comfortable but that looks great as well? You should be. Furniture can become disposable, purely functional items that we have no emotional attachment to and that we dispose of and replace without too much consideration. More than ever we consume, throw away, repeat. It doesn't have to be that way. How much more enjoyment would you get out of a piece of furniture that you had invested time and thought into, chosen the colour of the frame, the fabric, the thickness of the padding, the finish? How much more satisfaction would you get out of knowing that your piece of furniture was carefully worked on with skilled hands to ensure you got exactly what you wanted? Your own unique piece that reflects you and your surroundings, something to love and treasure.This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn about upholstery and re-upholstery through a combination of practical project work, group demonstration/discussion and individual tutoring. The sessions are informal and fun with the aim of giving everyone the confidence and ability to take on an upholstery project."
Course Content
"If you want to upcycle a characterful chair or restore an old traditional piece this course will provide you with the skills and confidence to do so. Bring a project to work on, a fixed seat chair, footstool, drop in seat(s) or a headboard are all good suggestions. This is a very practical course with a chance to work your way through a project from concept to completion.Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 19/02/2020Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will be required to bring a project to work on and a basic tool kit. This will be discussed in week one. Tools will be available to borrow from the tutor. No previous experience is necessary, and all abilities will be catered for and supported.Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2019 prior to starting the course.
It is anticipated you will be required to purchase approximately £15 of materials from the Tutor in order to complete this course. This cost has been estimated as an average cost incurred for materials by previous learners. The Tutor will supply all the materials you need to complete your project. As each project is unique to you the materials you use will vary in quantity, colours, type and size. The Tutor will provide you with receipts for any materials purchased.Materials supplied by the Tutor include: Horse hair Calico Cotton feltCourses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £100 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page under 'Info Centre' at the top of the page.


Trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study but these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course. Details of cost will be provided during the enrolment process if not already above.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £130.25
Exam Fee: £21.00

Total Cost: £151.25


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £78.15
Exam Fee: £12.60

Total Cost: £90.75