Do you make curtains for your own home, family and friends? Do they encourage you to start your own curtain making business? Would you love a career change but lack the qualifications? Would you like to use this course as an entry onto a degree?

...then this is the course for you!

One course - two ways to study; choose from distance learning home study or in the studio at the academy (see our website for dates).

No previous qualifications are needed for this course; you will need just basic sewing skills and know how to make a basic, unlined curtain.

This Level 3 Diploma course is fully accredited by AIM Awards. It is flexible and can be studied via part-time distance learning, allowing you to continue with existing work and family commitments, or you may attend our in-studio courses for a ‘fast-track' to the qualification.

This practical Diploma in Professional Curtain Making and Soft Furnishings includes the construction methods for a range of luxury hand-furnished curtains and bespoke soft furnishings. It is ideal for those wishing to tackle individual projects or alternatively for students looking for a career change or to start their own soft furnishings workroom. The diploma covers a wide variety of practical skills and the business knowledge required to start your own business. These include:-

Fabric design, selection & colour theory

Professional measuring & estimating

Mitres, hand stitching and pattern matching

Practical hand finished curtain construction

Constructing hand-sewn buckram headings

Piped tie-backs and cushions

Constructing a Roman blind and London blind

Constructing a padded pelmet

Setting up a soft furnishings business

Swags and tails

This course is designed to give students the confidence to progress on to larger and more advanced projects, start their own professional workroom or alternatively, to follow our guaranteed progression route onto a degree in design.

The diploma is fully accredited by AIM Awards and upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded both the Level 3 Diploma in Professional Interior Design and the National Design Academy Professional Diploma in Interior Design. Making this course a nationally validated qualification.

As we are an online course provider there are no fixed start dates, you choose what date is most suitable for you.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 29, 2019
This course is Online
Start Date
Sep 2020
10 - 12 months
395 GBP
Payments can be made in instalments
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