Soft Furnishings – C5414

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Course Overview

The course takes place at our St Margaret’s Campus and runs each Monday 09:30 – 12:00 for 9 weeks.

If you have ever wanted learn how to make curtains or cushion covers this is a fabulous option for you. You will be able to learn how to make curtains, cushion covers or blinds.

You can purchase certain materials through the College. All tools and equipment are provided.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

This is a workshop based course where you will be developing skills and techniques necessary to complete your soft furnishing project guided by a tutor. At the start of the course, you will decide with your tutor your personal targets for the course. Your targets will be unique to you and your project.

If you have met your targets by the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements other than being over 19 years of age and being able to work on a project of your choice.

How you will be assessed

At the start of your course you will decide with your tutor what your project will be. There are no assessments, exams or coursework. This is a practical course.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £90.00

Additional Costs

The cost of the course is £90.00. However you will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

– Universal Credit
– JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Action Group)

There will be no fees if you earn less than £20,319.

Evidence of benefits will be required on the application.

The Community Learning Team will be able to answer any queries you may have on this.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

This hobby course is designed as an introduction to the skills required to restore or up-cycle furniture. Upon completion you may wish to enrol again to hone your skills and restore a different piece or it might inspire you to look into enrolling onto one of our full-time fashion or design-based programs.

What Happens Next

Click the apply now button to apply for a place on the course. You will then be sent your enrolment instructions if there is a place available for you.

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