Amusf Diploma Level 2

Mondays or Thursdays 9am-4.30pm Sept 2019-July2020

Briefly, each stage of the syllabus contains the following. Items highlighted in bold are the pieces that will be marked at the end of each stage but all other exercises must be completed. Students will also receive tuition on underpinning knowledge. It is expected that the written research project will be undertaken away from the class and is outside of the 247 hours, however we do offer extensive lectures on elements of the project. 

 In addition to what is specified on the syllabus we expect students to also do extra practice pieces and often set homework.

 Most of the materials and fillings are included in course costs, those not are detailed below.

  • Non assessed work  ( Frames and fillings included in course fees).

  • T-Shaped Cushion with piping and zips 

  • Tailoring, including the fitting of caps and collars 

  • Independent sprung edge for a cushion seat 

  • British and Continental springing techniques

  • Modern dining chair techniques practice 

  • Foam engineering to create a traditional profile

  • Modern springing techniques

  • British and Continental stitching techniques

  • Traditional medallion back   

  • Historical and critical studies

  •  NB. All practice pieces remain property of the school unless the student decides to purchase


  • Assessed work                                           

  • Armless chair with traditionally upholstered seat and back. Frame and fillings included in course fees, covering fabric to be supplied by student. 

  • Post 1950s Wingchair ( preferably a Parker Knoll 720) upholstered using modern materials & methods. Frame, fillings and covering fabric to be supplied by student.

  • Portfolio containing notes and details of work in progress. 

  • Written Research Project: Fabric Characteristics, Identification & Appropriate Usage

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The British School of Upholstered Furniture

 Unit 6, Manor farm barns, High street, Nettlebed, Oxon RG95DA

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