The Specialist Upholstery Company

Training Courses

Our training courses are based in our old Victorian school house where we have a clean and bright purpose built training centre with private onsite parking, canteen area and outdoor space for relaxing.

Upholstery Training Courses

Specialists in Upholstery training since 2005

Richard our tutor has over 35 year experience in upholstery and automotive upholstery training. We have been running courses since 2005, where we offer one to one training to small groups. Each student is shown both tradition and modern upholstery and car upholstery techniques. All tools and equipment are supplied and students only have to pay for materials used. Each course is on a flexible program to suit the student’s needs, and we offer evening night school courses for local students who maybe just want to upholster their beloved chair!

We will be offering AMUSF Qualification courses later on after we have moved into our new workshops.


Please contact us for more details and to receive notifications.

See the training diary for upcoming upcoming Furniture Upholstery courses and Car Trimming courses.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What will I learn in the upholstery training courses?

The training course will teach you the basic re-upholstery techniques, which covers the use of traditional skills, combined with the latest techniques which are used in contemporary manufacturing.

This includes modern and traditional methods cutting and sewing, hand stitching, buttoning, using foams and horse hair and other fillings.

For automotive upholstery training this covers cutting leather and machine sewing, making door trims, seat covers, carpets, modern, classic and veteran methods.

Q: Course dates

A: Course dates are flexible and we try to fit them around our busy workshop program. We reserve the right to cancel a course at short notice.

Q: Which dates are the courses held on?

A: All courses are run during the daytime on Monday to Friday with some evening classes for local students.

Q: Where can I stay?

A: We have a list of local B & Bs and hotels. We are 5 miles from Doncaster and 3 miles from Thorne. Our training centre postcode is DN7 5BG.

Q: What level will I be after your 3-day car upholstery course?

A: This depends on your learning ability. Most students after our 3-day course should be able to repair and re-trim a simple car seat and door panel.

Q: Do you offer longer courses?

A: Yes we do but first you will need to have been on our 3-day basic course before you can go on to the next level. This takes up to 10 days in total, and after this you will be able to re-trim a different range of seats which will also include carpet making, pattern making and foam shaping.

Q: What different types of course do you run?

A: We offer car upholstery courses covering classic and modern cars, furniture upholstery courses for modern and antique furniture, and also a course focussing on boat seats and interiors.

Q: What size are the courses?

A: From one-to-one training up to a class size maximum of 8 students.

Q: Do you do on-site training?

A: Yes we can if you have a suitable place for the training.

Q: Do you offer any qualifications?

A: Yes we do on some courses but we can also give you a certificate to say you have been on one of our courses.


Please contact us for more details and to receive notifications.

See the training diary for upcoming upcoming Furniture Upholstery courses and Car Trimming courses.