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Recreational Course: Upholstery and Furniture Restoration (Torquay)

If you have an item of furniture that you would like to renovate and you have a practical nature then this course will be suitable for you. Items may include something you already have at home or that you may find at auction, or in second-hand shops, on the internet or even at the local tip! If you have not done anything in this subject before you are advised to choose a project that is simple to begin with. This is a hands-on course for beginners and improvers. No previous experience is necessary, but physical mobility in the hands and arms is essential. The course content is flexible and dependent on the choice of your project. A wide range of practical skills can be catered for including upholstery, polishing; caning, wood preparation and minor repairs, veneering, gilding, and shabby chic techniques. The items of furniture you choose to work on can be modern, antique, or recycled.

For further information about this course please contact Torquay Adult and Community Learning on 01803 540865 or email [email protected]

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
AL9D531PDC 22/04/2020 - 02/07/2020 WED 19:00:00:0 - 21:00:00:0 10 £69.00 Apply Now
AL9D431PDC 21/04/2020 - 30/06/2020 TUE 19:00:00:0 - 21:00:00:0 10 £69.00 Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

"The College and my tutors have provided me with skills that I need to go forward with my business, and is really encouraging in putting skills into practice on a regular basis. Having a network of other talented students is really beneficial for me to build working relationships with and collaborate on projects I am working on at the moment."Jake Raine-Harries

Adult and Community Learning – Torquay

We provide a vast range of Adult and Community Learning courses that enable you to try something new and recreational. 

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We offer a variety of courses at numerous locations and times, meaning that you can attend at a time and place that is convenient for you. We can also offer distance learning in specific areas.


As a leading provider of community learning in the region, we ensure that our courses are of the highest quality, in all areas of our provision across the College. We follow both nationally recognised Ofsted and recreational frameworks, which are delivered by experienced and dedicated tutors.