The purpose of this qualification is to further develop the student’s upholstery and woodworking skills, and thereby 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.
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 and furniture
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 furniture design courses at private institutions
that specialize in furniture or interior design. You could also investigate studying towards a qualification in
management, import/export and quality assurance to assist you in furthering your career in the furniture
industry at large.
What will I be studying during this course?
• Theory of Upholstery and Restoration of Furniture • Engineering Drawing II
• Upholstery Practical II • English Communication
• Mathematical Literacy
What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?
• Furniture-making: Wood Level 2, or Grade 12
• 17 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 Grade 12/Level 2 • Mathematics Grade 12/Level 2
• 1 year full-time
• Enrolment in January (Part-time – Not available)