Amusf diploma level 3
Wednesdays 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.

Assessed work

  • Substantial Traditional Armchair of advanced techniques, which should include at least two of the following elements: the fitting of caps and collars, scroll arms or stitched-up edges to arms, sprung arms, coil sprung seats, independent sprung edges, deep buttoning, fluting or an iron framed chair. Frame, fillings and covering fabric to be supplied by student.

  • Modern Chair with a concave inside back incorporating tailored fitting and top stitching, i.e. Egg style (shell frame). Frame, fillings and covering fabric to be supplied by student.


  • Portfolio containing notes and details of work in progress

  • Written Research Project 

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The British School of Upholstered Furniture

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

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