The association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers, Upholstery Diploma is a progressive 3 stage course & is aimed at people looking at a career in upholstery. It is currently the only UK accredited qualification course & may lead to employment within the industry or with additional practice may lead to you starting your own business.

The course teaches practical skills of both modern & traditional upholstery techniques & other critical thinking skills. Each stage may be studied separately dependant on the students previous experience & is verified externally.

Creativity & precision is key & your tutor will be sharing their passion for a truly creative & joyful learning experience. The stages are intensive courses where you will be learning a lot in a short space of time. The cohort is small, so quality tutoring can be delivered.

As an upholsterer, you will be able to offer a sustainable service to potential future clients, bringing skill, quality craftwork & better ecological choices.

For an information pack & prices please email louise@sussexupholstery.co.uk



There are no formal qualifications at the end of the leisure course & all abilities are welcome.


The courses are booked in 5 week blocks & cost £200.00 per block, these classes are not transferable. If you wish to continue to do more classes then you can book yourself in for consecutive blocks if you wish. Some of the students have been with us continuously for 4 years & they just keep booking block after block.


The aim of the course is to develop students creative skills and to discover the basic & further principles of traditional &/or modern upholstery. Class sizes are maximum of 6 students.

For all courses you should bring along a small piece of upholstered work as your 1st project. These are discussed beforehand.

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