AMUSF accredited upholstery courses - Stages 1, 2 and 3
We are very proud that the Traditional Upholstery School is one of only a handful of centres approved by the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers.
The AMUSF has been responsible for promoting and maintaining the skills and heritage of the British upholstery industry for more than 70 years. It has approved Joanna and the Traditional Upholstery School as a training centre for the AMUSF Diploma, recognised as the most comprehensive upholstery qualification in the UK.
This is an expert course covering both traditional and modern techniques to a very high standard. It starts with the basics of upholstery, like drop-in seats and footstools, and eventually leads to learning complex skills like restoring an iron-framed armchair or a hand-tied sprung seat edge.
The Traditional Upholstery School offers training one day a week across the academic year to allow you the fit the three stages of AMUSF training round other commitments. Note that this superb, nationally recognised professional training is very much in demand. We are already taking bookings now for courses starting in September 2020.
Read exactly what you will learn in each stage here.
Have a look at our timetable here.
Find out how to enrol here.
How to find us here.
Come and visit us... we'd love to see you
The coronavirus crisis has meant that we have made changes to our usual enrolment system for the AMUSF diploma courses. Instead of our open morning, which had been scheduled for 30th April, we are now organising one-to-one meetings for everyone who is interested in learning more about the AMUSF Diploma. The idea is that you can pop in and see us, ideally at the end of a teaching day when you can have our undivided attention still get a feel for the school.
We’ll explain what's involved in the courses, how we teach them and show you examples of the upholstery skills and projects you will be learning. Information packs and enrollment forms will be available too. Do email us if you would like to come along, and we'll fix up a time that works best. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
"I absolutely loved my days at the Traditional Upholstery
School. I have learned a huge amount - its been life-changing!"
Sarah M, Bath 2019