Applications Now Open                for September 2022

Soft Furnishings Certificate Course

During this one-year soft furnishings training programme, you will develop a range of practical skills, gaining knowledge and experience of the essential elements required for making good quality bespoke window treatments, from lined and interlined curtains with hand-stitched headings, as well as pleating to the pattern of the fabric.  You will also work on standard and cascade roman blinds and have a good understanding of the new Child Safety Requirements for Blinds regulations.  In addition to this, you will produce a range of decorative cushions: scatter, bolster and box cushions.  You will create a range of different decorative techniques that will enhance your work giving it that truly individual bespoke feel.

During these soft furnishings classes, you will acquire an understanding of furnishing fabrics and textiles and will be encouraged to develop your own creative ideas.  You will also have a good understanding of setting up and developing a small soft furnishings business.

In addition to sampling various techniques, you will produce full-scale projects that will be assessed by an AMUSF Independent External Verifier.

Course Structure

This is a one-year programme achieved on a one-day per week basis.  Classes start at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 4.30 p.m. each day (Saturdays) and are based around the academic year starting the first week in September to mid-July, with half-term and holidays in line with Hertfordshire schools.

Course Start Date: Saturday 10th September 2022

Contact us for more details and an Application Form.

We also offer day and evening classes in upholstery.



"I really enjoyed the Soft Furnishings Course and made great progress into the world of Soft Furnishings.  Having not had any experience before, I find it amazing that I am now established as a Soft Furnisher and have orders on my books." – Laura Scarlett


"It became swiftly apparent to me during the course that the more I began to learn the more I realised I didn't know. These courses offer a broader and more useful skills base." Charlotte A, Hampshire

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Trish for the Soft Furnishing course at Coursers Farm. I particularly enjoyed my classes, great teaching and well structured modules. It was a tremendous experience.  It truly reflected everything that was on your website.  Thank you also for referring to me as a star pupil...well you helped me shine!  So thank you for your passion in offering a valuable foundation." - Mosand, Watford, Hertfordshire

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