The purpose of this qualification is to provide the student with upholstery skills to enable him/her to enter into a career in furniture production. All projects are industry-based and students are given the opportunity to job shadow and to do in-service training. The culmination of the course is the student portfolio of work, which provides the student access into the furniture industry.

Career Options

What will I be qualified as once I’ve completed this course?

On completion of this course, the student will be able to work as a semi-skilled upholsterer.

In which industries will I be able to work?

• Furniture industry

What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?

After completing this course, you can continue studying and complete the Furniture-making: Wood NQF Level 3 course at the College of Cape Town’s Guguletu Campus.

Programme Structure

What will I be studying during this course?

• Theory of Upholstery • Engineering Drawing

• Upholstery Practical • English Communication

• Mathematical Literacy

Admission Requirements

What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?

• Grade 9 or equivalent

• 16 years or older

• Students will be required to complete a one-day practical aptitude test, write a letter of motivation, and construct a miniature sculpture. An individual interview process will be conducted prior to acceptance.

You must have passed the following subjects at school:

• English

• Mathematics


• 1 year full-time

• Enrolment in January (Part-time – Not available)

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Sharon Grobbelaar
Course Details

Course Delivery Method: 

Blended Blended

Presented Presented Courses