AMUSF 1 Year Certified Course

2023 intakes have SOLD OUT.

Next intake will be September 2024

 **INTAKE FOR 2023/2024 IS NOW SOLD OUT **Next intake will be September 2024.

The AMUSF Essential Soft Furnishings certificate is a 1 year course taught in line with the academic year. 2023/2024 in take will run on Thursdays and Sundays. You will need to attend a minimum of 11 in studio days Between September and July. You may choose either thursdays or sundays. We can comfortably host 5 students per day. However on the days where you are required to complete a full sized make, this will be limited to 3 students per day and additional days will be offered if and when required.

2024/2025 dates

Our next course will run every first sunday and lst thursday in the month.



Course content

Twenty two in studio days, one online business day, 2x at home projects to complete .

You will learn how to –


  • Make a lined curtain with heading tape (sample size), 1metre drop
  • Make an interlined curtain with border and hand finished headings (1x sample size,1 metre drop), (1 x full size pair with 1 full curtain available for assessment)
  • Make an interlined curtain with triple pleats (1x sample size 1 metre drop)
  • Make an interlined curtain pleated to pattern (1x sample size 1 metre drop)

Roman Blinds

  • Make an  interlined roman blind  (1x sample size 150cm drop)
  • Make an interlined roman blind with contrast mitred border (1x sample size, 150cm drop)
  • Make a full sized interlined roman blind with trim, installed on a fully complaint track, for assessment. This roman blind must be shown through photographic evidence of it correctly installed at window.


  • Make a piped bolster cushion with invisible zip and decorative detail. This could include ruching, applique, patchwork or similar.
  • Make a piped cushion with concealed zip with decorative detail
  • Make a box cushion in a striped fabric with piping and a zip.


Make a piped tieback using stiffened hessian, with machine joined piping ends for the best quality finish.


Pattern match half drop pattern repeat and full drop pattern repeat. 




Course costs – £2950 to include some fabric and habedashery for sample pieces, excludes fabric and habedashery for full size assessment pieces.

£72 student registration fee to the AMUSF, this must be paid within the first 4 weeks of commencing your course and is not included in the £2950.


Your full sized assessment pieces must be made available for the agreed dates given at the end of the course by the external assessor.

This is a non refundable certified course. In exceptional circumstances you may be able to defer. This will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Unless exceptional circumstances which would be reviewed by the AMUSF, if you miss the assessor dates you will not pass this course and you will not be entitled to a refund or to defer. This is an incredibly popular course and does sell out. Please consider carefully whether you can commit to the full year. If you miss a course session, all aids will be provided to help you catch up and ensure you don’t miss out but it will be your responsibility to catch up in your own time.


AMUSF 1 Year Certified Course

Start date Thursday 21st September