How to apply for the 12 week ‘Woodworking Skills incorporating Furniture Design and Making’ course
The 12 week ‘Woodworking Skills incorporating Furniture Design and Making ‘ course is probably the most intensive course we deliver. Neither formal qualifications or any form of test are helpful in assessing whether candidates will complete the course successfully. We look for a mature attitude, motivation and a clear enthusiasm and willingness to pursue the highest standards. Application and dedication to attaining the skills are key, regardless of whether you want to use the skills in order to find a job, are taking a sabbatical or learning purely for your own satisfaction.
All potential ‘Woodworking Skills’ students are asked to send a simple cv before attending for interview, when you will be taken on a tour of the Academy. Your visit gives you the opportunity to see the workshops and what work is being produced, in addition to meeting students on courses and seeing the accommodation. You will then discuss with the Principal why you want to join the course, what you hope to achieve on it and what you hope to do with your skills at the end of the course. You have the opportunity to ask about any aspect of joining the Academy.
The interview process is constructed to give you a feel for the work and life of the Academy, so that you can make an informed decision about whether the training, intensive and highly practical, is appropriate for you.
Your visit will last between two and three hours. If you are a suitable candidate the Principal will offer you a place and give you an application form at the end of your interview with her (application forms for longer courses are not available online).
Please telephone us on 01297 445545 or email to make an appointment for interview.
If for any reason you cannot attend for interview in person we ask you to send us a simple cv. If you are a suitable candidate we will ask you to make an appointment for a telephone interview. On the prearranged day at the prearranged time the Principal will, when you telephone, conduct an interview. If the interview is satisfactory you will be offered a place on the course and sent an application form.