What career opportunities can this lead to?

This class introduces students to the art of Upholstery. Students of all abilities are welcome and can re-enrol on a termly basis.

What are the entry requirements?

No previous experience is required for this course.

What does this programme involve?

The Upholstery course will afford students the opportunity to: learn about the traditional tools and materials used in upholstery; prepare pieces of furniture for re-upholstery; learn and carry out the varying stages required to upholster or re-upholster an item.

Students will gain the ability to restore a dilapidated item of furniture to its former condition.

This is a mixed ability class which aims to introduce students to more advanced techniques through increasingly challenging projects.

A College Certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This is a hands on course so students will then have plenty of time to practice the skills on their item supported by the tutor.

There is no formal assessment.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring the project you wish to work on; this needs to be small enough to transport to and from class (e.g. stool, drop in seat), to your first class. Some tools will be required although some are provided. Tools needed include a pin hammer (hammer with a small head), old wide bladed screwdriver, mallet, sharp pair of dressmaking scissors, tape measure and a pair of pinchers.

You must provide the materials required for your project, including upholstery fabric of your choice and any additional sundries depending on the piece of work being renovated.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at acl@eastleigh.ac.uk.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
L204A Wildern School 23/9/2019 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 10 £183.00 £183.00
L204B Wildern School 20/1/2020 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 9 £171.00 £171.00
L204C Wildern School 20/4/2020 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 9 £171.00 £171.00 Apply now
L205B Wildern School 23/1/2020 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 9 £171.00 £171.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.