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.
Enrolments for AMUSF upholstery training courses running at the Traditional Upholstery School starting in September 2021 will be starting soon. Demand for these courses is always high, so if you are interested, do get in touch soon. Thank you.
Come and visit us... we'd love to see you
In early spring each year, we start looking ahead to enrolling new students for our September courses. This year, with the easing of lockdown restrictions just announced this February, we plan to start the ball rolling with a couple of small-group socially-distanced presentations in the workroom. These will be followed by one-to-one interviews before places are firmed up. Ideally we will offer all prospective new students a taster session in the workroom too. These sessions give students chance to spend time in our workroom getting a feel for our teaching methods.
Until then, all interested students should get in touch so that we can send you an information pack. We will make sure you are kept informed of presentations and interviews, so that you do not miss out. Do email us if you would like to get in touch. 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