Professional Diploma in Upholstery... a new career?
The Traditional Upholstery School's Professional Diploma in Upholstery is designed specifically to train individuals in the skills required to set up as an upholsterer. Training one day a week in the workshop over a full academic year, students build up their techniques working on a range of furniture. This progressive training reinforces the understanding required to go on to launch a business or find employment in the upholstery sector. (And the grand news is that the world seems to never have quite enough top notch upholsterers!). With typically seven or less students per course, the amount and quality of the tuition received is exceptional, and is geared to individual needs.
Whether you have chosen upholstery as a second career, or to complement an already successful career in interiors, you can make your new upholstery business as creative and varied as you want it to be. You do not need any skills to begin this course, although a love of fabric and passion for working with your hands is a very good start.
Students who have completed this course often come back to further broaden their skills on our Advanced Professional Diploma course.
"Joanna's patience, good humour and enthusiasm gave me the confidence to start my own business. She's an absolute gem!" Jenny, Oxford 2016
The next Traditional Upholstery School Professional Diplomas start in September 2019* on Thursdays throughout term time and concluding in July 2020. The January 2020 classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout term time, and will conclude in December 2020. Students will receive their Certificate of Graduation at the end of the course. The day starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4.30pm.
* Please note, we are now enrolling for September 2019. Interested students are welcome to our Open Day on Thursday 2nd May 2019, between 10am and 11.30am. We will explain more about the course, and you will have the chance to see students' work and portfolios, and meet students currently studying for the course. If you would like to attend, please do email us in advance. Thank you.
For a pdf of detailed information about the Professional Diploma in Upholstery course and the Advanced Professional Diploma, please request by email.