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Wood Carving

  Q. What qualifications route did you take to realise your career? I had an amazing teacher at school who thought I should do a foundation course in art. I had no idea that this was even an option. I loved the course and when I found the sculpture more

Antique furniture restoration

If you love old furniture but hate to see it go to ruin then learning how to restore it can be a handy skill to have. Here at Hotcourses, we can't think of anything better than learning about antique furniture restoration from a professional restorer and so we asked more

Soft furnishing and lampshade making

It’s not very often that a student ends up teaching the class they were once sat in, but that’s exactly what has happened to keen sewer Angela Constantinou.  When not working at Cocoon Home , the soft furnishing company she set up in North London, Angela is more

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  • City and Guilds of London Institute
  • One of the biggest names in vocational education in the UK, City & Guilds has close to two million learners working towards one of their qualifications in a number of different areas annually. City & Guilds offers qualifications, from entry level up to a postgraduate degree, that open up pathways to career progression. Qualifications are updated with expertise sought from various quarters - other awarding bodies, e-learning assessment experts and relevant Sector Skills Councils. City & Guilds designs qualifications that can be delivered by colleges, organisations or independent training providers.

Related careers: Furniture Restoration

Furniture restorers/conservators preserve and restore items of modern and antique furniture. Conservation involves ensuring that items retain their original characteristics. Restoration may involve the use of new materials to protect and update existing features. In order to do this, restorers/conservators combine their specialist knowledge with a variety of practical techniques, such as veneering, marquetry, upholstery and polishing. They make detailed observations of the piece of furniture and its condition in order to decide on the best way to conserve or restore it....more

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