Experience in woodworking is not a pre-requisite for entry into any of our courses, including our full-time furniture design and cabinet making course. However, enthusiasm and a passion for furniture making are essential.

Our courses cater for a variety of backgrounds, from school leavers to graduates, and from those seeking to change career to retirees.

What we look for is a sense of passion for the skills and traditions of fine furniture making. A career in fine furniture making is extremely fulfilling and rewarding and we want our students to share in our passion and achieve their ambitions.

Download the relevant application form below:

The Process

Once you have successfully applied, you will be invited for interview, either in person or by telephone. This is an important opportunity for you to decide that our School is right for you.

We encourage our potential students to visit the School, both to see the premises and facilities and to chat with staff and students. Visits can be booked from Mondays to Fridays and also on Saturday mornings.

If you are unable to visit, we will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss your application by telephone or Skype.

Within a few days of your interview you will receive written notification as to whether or not the School can offer you a place.

If you accept a place on the course, the offer is normally held open for a month to allow you to complete the formal registration requirements.

Once your place at the School has been confirmed, a non-refundable deposit is payable, which will later be deducted from the fees due prior to the start of the course. A refund of this deposit will only be considered under the most exceptional circumstances.

If you have any questions about the application process, please give us a call.