“I love the course. I’ve been learning a lot of stuff. Furniture making isn’t rocket science but it has given me the confidence that I can do it.”

Vicente Ridaura-Harvey

The Chippendale International School of Furniture in Scotland is delighted to welcome students from Mexico.

Our students come from all over the world attracted by the Chippendale School’s reputation as one of the best international furniture design and furniture making colleges.

Founded in 1985, the Chippendale International School of Furniture is the UK’s leading furniture school. We only give places to 24 students on each furniture course, ensuring excellent 1:1 tuition within a buzzing woodworking community.

You learn to master over 80 woodworking techniques on our intensive 9 month furniture courses, covering furniture design, furniture making, furniture restoration and cabinet making.

You learn the same skills here in 9 months as on many 3 year courses, saving you time and lost earnings.  It’s hard work but you’ll have a lot of fun too!

The Chippendale School’s unique approach is practical and hands-on with a lot of time focused on making your own pieces of furniture. And, of course, it includes lectures, courses by visiting experts and inspiring trips to famous furniture collections.

Thomas Chippendale was the world’s leading cabinet maker in his day and his legacy lives on. At the Chippendale School, we aim to pass on his genius within a modern context.

Our students tell us that they really like our furniture school because we provide:

  • An broad, intensive furniture design course
  • Lots of workshop space
  • A collaborative woodworking community
  • A fun, life-changing experience
  • A real-world woodworking environment
  • An inspiring, creative, ‘think different’ environment
  • A strong business and career focus
  • A stunning location in Scotland, Europe’s most beautiful country
  • Genuine value for money

As far as English speaking is concerned, a CEFR level B1 score is adequate.  The school can recommend experienced language tutors for one-to-one tuition or group work.  We find that living and working here is a great way to improve language skills.

As an international furniture school it should be easy for you to obtain your Student Visa as we have Highly Trusted Sponsor status with the UK Borders Agency (we’re on the Tier 4 Register of Sponsors).

We welcome novices and those with some woodworking experience, entrepreneurs, career changers and hobbyists. All you need is to love working with wood!

For more information, please download our prospectus and watch some of our videos.

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