This course will give you an insight into the type of work covered day to day as a Furniture tradesperson. It’s designed to prepare you for employment making it a great choice if you’re a school leaver or unemployed. The course acts as a stepping stone to the Furniture trade classes although at this stage employment within the industry is not requirement but might assist you to gain an apprenticeship with an employer. In preparation for entry into one of the trade classes you should be actively seeking an employer in the construction industry to acquire an apprenticeship during their time on the NC Furniture Course.
There’s also could be the opportunity of practical work experience with an employer allowing you to spend time with a Furniture company to get a feel for the Joinery trade on live jobs.
The course acts as a stepping stone to the furniture trades or onto progression on an HNC/HND course in furniture or into empolyment with a furniture company. Whilest on this course you should be actively seeking an employer during your time on the NC Furniture which will develop your employabiltity skills, on completion of the course you will be awarded a National Certificate in Furniture.
You`ll spend 36 weeks at college, generally three days a week, to learn the basic furniture skills you`ll be able to put to practical use on work placements in preparation to gain an apprenticeship or other employment. We encorage you to find a work placement with an employer gaining essential industry experience.
This is an introductory course covering proper use of tools and equipment. The course covers a number of practical based units such as:-
- Jointing techniques
- Frame construction
- Working drawings
- Power tools
- Woodworking machines
- Polishing and hand finishings
The practical element of the course accounts for approximately 75% and the remainder is taken up by classroom based tasks such as:
- CAD Drawing
- Basic hand construction drawing skills
- CV writing
- Interview skills
It is hoped the course will enhance your chance of getting an employer to sponsor you for the next course HNC in Furniture, which is a one year full-time course.
The NC Furniture Course generally commences in August/September and concludes in June. This is around 36 weeks in the year at 3 days per week. This course encourages student to find work placements with construction companies hope full gain an apprenticeship or employment.
Assessment is through continual assessment both in practical and theory. Tests will be conducted at the end of each unit. All Units within the course must be achieved in order to obtain the Award
This is an introductory is delivered at Granton Campus over 36 weeks. The practical work will take place in the carpentry & joinery workshops, the theory is delivered in general classrooms and computer rooms. The college along with Furniture companies may offer the students work placements on live furniture workshops. We also encourage students to find their own work placements which all could led to an apprenticeship or enhance your practical and employability skills. These are aimed mainly for the two days you aren’t in college or agreed 2 week work placements with training providers and construction companies.
How Course Is Assessed:
Number of Days per week:
- Minimum 2 passes at SCQF Level 4
Students that apply for this course may be eligible for funding through bursary or EMA award. The amount of the award will be dependent on your circumstances. Student that have already complete an equivalent course or courses at the same level may be rejected as you will not be able to access funding to apply for the course, or if you would still like to apply for this course you may be asked to pay the full course fee’s.
Potential students should check with Student Services to what financial support they are entitled to prior to accepting their place on the course.
Potential students should be motivated have good time-keeping and attendance records either from school or work and have a real interest in Furniture Trade. You should be prepared to be actively involved in looking for an employer who may take you on for work experience while this is not a compulsory part of the NC Furniture course it would be beneficial for progress onto the next stage guidance will be available from staff. You will be responsible for wearing all provided PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is compulsory within our workshops.
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- All students will attend an interview and go through the selection process.
Progression to HNC/HND course in furniture,these full-time courses are not delivered at Edinburgh College at this present time, Fife and Glasgow College are delivering this you can check their Web Sites for further information or apply to Universitie the diliver Furniture courses.
Employment with a furniture company
Other routes can lead into employment or onto other further educational courses.
Fees - Information about funding can be found here
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