THE PRE-COURSE HOME STUDY SCHEDULE


THE 1 YEAR (36 WEEK) DIPLOMA COURSE IN ANTIQUE FURNITURE CONSERVATION, REPAIR, RESTORATION, REFINISHING TECHNIQUES & FRENCH POLISHING SYSTEMS

TO BE STARTED AFTER BOOKING & COMPLETED IN ANY 7 WEEKS BEFORE THE START OF THE COURSE

WEEK NUMBER

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK 1

The pre-course preparation work schedule.

TO BE STARTED AFTER BOOKING & COMPLETED IN ANY 7 WEEKS BEFORE THE START OF THE COURSE

PRE COURSE WEEK

Complete Exercises 1, 2, & 3 in the home study manual

Deciding the location of my workshop/work area & fitting it out. Buying tools & equipment.

PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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WEEK 2

The pre-course preparation work schedule.

PRE COURSE WEEK

Continue with Exercises 1, 2, & 3 in the home study manual

Deciding the location of my workshop/work area & fitting it out. Buying tools & equipment.

PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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WEEK 3

The pre-course preparation work schedule.

PRE COURSE WEEK

Continue with Exercises 1, 2, & 3 in the home study manual

Deciding the location of my workshop/work area & fitting it out. Buying tools & equipment.

PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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WEEK 4

The pre-course preparation work schedule.

PRE COURSE WEEK

Continue with Exercises 1, 2, & 3 in the home study manual

Deciding the location of my workshop/work area & fitting it out. Buying tools & equipment.

PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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WEEK 5

The pre-course preparation work schedule.

PRE COURSE WEEK

Continue with Exercises 1, 2, & 3 in the home study manual

Deciding the location of my workshop/work area & fitting it out. Buying tools & equipment.

PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

continued today

PRE COURSE WEEK

continued today

PRE COURSE WEEK

continued today

WEEK 6

The pre-course preparation work schedule.

PRE COURSE WEEK

Continue with Exercises 1, 2, & 3 in the home study manual

Deciding the location of my workshop/work area & fitting it out. Buying tools & equipment.

PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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WEEK 7

The pre-course preparation work schedule.

PRE COURSE WEEK

Continue with Exercises 1, 2, & 3 in the home study manual

Deciding the location of my workshop/work area & fitting it out. Buying tools & equipment.

PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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WEEK 8

The pre-course preparation work schedule.

PRE COURSE WEEK

Finish Exercises 1, 2, & 3 in the home study manual

Deciding the location of my workshop/work area & fitting it out. Buying tools & equipment.

Your workshop/work area should now be ready for the start of your home study course

PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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PRE COURSE WEEK

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THE DAILY COURSE SCHEDULE - FOR THE 1 ACADEMIC YEAR (36 WEEK) DIPLOMA COURSE IN ANTIQUE FURNITURE CONSERVATION, RESTORATION & REFINISHING TECHNIQUES

(INCLUDING FRENCH POLISHING)

WEEK

NUMBER

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK 1

DECEMBER 2019

9 - 13

HOME STUDY

9 DECEMBER

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete Exercise 4 in the home study manual

See & check the list of what to buy and bring with you on the first week of personal tuition

10 DECEMBER

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete Exercise 5 in the home study manual

Read & become familiar with the entire home study & course manuals, in preparation for the first week of private tuition.

11 DECEMBER

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

12 DECEMBER

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

13 DECEMBER

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 2

DECEMBER 2019

16 - 20

HOME STUDY

16 DECEMBER

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete Exercise 6 in the home study manual

Practice using hand tools; make a dovetail and other joints as perfectly as you can & bring them to the first week of personal tuition.

17 DECEMBER

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

18 DECEMBER

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

19 DECEMBER

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

20 DECEMBER

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 3

JANUARY 2020

13 - 17

PRIVATE TUITION

13 JANUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Welcome, course overview and orientation.

Tools skill evaluation.

Home study Q & A.

14 JANUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Start work on a piece of antique furniture. Participate in cabinet repair and polishing exercises.

See demonstrations.

15 JANUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

16 JANUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

17 JANUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 4

JANUARY 2020

20 - 24

PRIVATE TUITION

20 JANUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Work on a piece of fine antique furniture. Participate in cabinet repair & polishing exercises. See demonstrations. Peter Thomson will set the home study exercises for the next 2 weeks.

21 JANUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

22 JANUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

23 JANUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

24 JANUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 5

JANUARY

27 - 31

HOME STUDY

27 JANUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete the agreed exercises from the home study manual that relate to all topics covered in the last 2 personal tuition weeks. Practice & master each exercise fully.

28 JANUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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29 JANUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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30 JANUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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31 JANUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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WEEK 6

FEBRUARY

3 - 7

HOME STUDY

3 FEBRUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete exercises from the home study manual provided at the end of the last personal tuition week in preparation for the next personal tuition weeks.

4 FEBRUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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5 FEBRUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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6 FEBRUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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7 FEBRUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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WEEK 7

FEBRUARY

10 - 14

PRIVATE TUITION

10 OCTOBER

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Work on a piece of antique furniture. Participate in cabinet repair & polishing exercises & demonstrations

Home study Q & A

11 FEBRUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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12 FEBRUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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13 FEBRUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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14 FEBRUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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WEEK 8

FEBRUARY

17 - 21

PRIVATE TUITION

17 OCTOBER

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Work on a piece of antique furniture. Participate in cabinet repair & polishing exercises & demonstrations.

Home study exercises set from the manual for the next 2 weeks.

18 FEBRUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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19 FEBRUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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20 FEBRUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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21 FEBRUARY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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WEEK 9

FEBRUARY

24 - 28

HOME STUDY

24 FEBRUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete the agreed exercises from the home study manual that relate to all topics covered in the last 2 personal tuition weeks. Practice & master each exercise fully.

25 FEBRUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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26 FEBRUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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27 FEBRUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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28 FEBRUARY

HOME STUDY WEEK

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WEEK 10

MARCH

2 - 6

HOME STUDY

2 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete exercises from the home study manual provided at the end of the last personal tuition week in preparation for the next personal tuition weeks.

3 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

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4 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

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5 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

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6 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

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WEEK 11

MARCH

9 - 13

PRIVATE TUITION

9 MARCH

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Work on a piece of antique furniture. Participate in cabinet repair & polishing exercises & demonstrations

Home study Q & A

10 MARCH

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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11 MARCH

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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12 MARCH

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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13 MARCH

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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WEEK 12

MARCH

16 - 20

PRIVATE TUITION

16 MARCH

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Work on a piece of antique furniture. Participate in cabinet repair & polishing exercises & demonstrations.

Home study exercises set from the manual for the next 2 weeks.

17 MARCH

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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18 MARCH

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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19 MARCH

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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20 MARCH

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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WEEK 13

MARCH

23 - 27

HOME STUDY

23 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete the agreed exercises from the home study manual that relate to all topics covered in the last 2 personal tuition weeks. Practice & master each exercise fully.

24 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

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25 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

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26 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

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27 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

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WEEK 14

MARCH / APRIL

30 - 3

HOME STUDY

30 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete exercises from the home study manual provided at the end of the last personal tuition week in preparation for the next personal tuition weeks.

Start work on a piece of your own antique furniture.

31 MARCH

HOME STUDY WEEK

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1 APRIL

HOME STUDY WEEK

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2 APRIL

HOME STUDY WEEK

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3 APRIL

HOME STUDY WEEK

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WEEK 15

APRIL

20 - 24

PRIVATE TUITION

20 APRIL

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Work on a piece of antique furniture. Participate in cabinet repair & polishing exercises & demonstrations

Home study Q & A

21 APRIL

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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22 APRIL

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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23 APRIL

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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24 APRIL

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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WEEK 16

APRIL / MAY

27 - 1

PRIVATE TUITION

27 APRIL

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Work on a piece of antique furniture. Participate in cabinet repair & polishing exercises & demonstrations.

Home study exercises set from the manual for the next 2 weeks.

28 APRIL

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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29 APRIL

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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30 APRIL

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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1 MAY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

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WEEK 17

MAY - 2020

4 - 8

HOME STUDY

4 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete the assigned exercises from the home study manual that relate to all topics covered in the previous 2 personal tuition weeks. Practice & master each exercise fully.

5 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

6 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

7 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

8 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 18

MAY - 2020

11 - 15

HOME STUDY

11 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete the assigned exercises from the home study manual that relate to all topics covered in the previous 2 personal tuition weeks. Practice & master each exercise fully. When finished, continue restoring your own piece of antique furniture

12 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

13 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

14 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

15 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 19

MAY - 2020

18 - 22

HOME STUDY

18 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continue restoring your own piece of antique furniture. (It needs to be ready to bring for evaluation on the last 2 weeks of personal tuition).

19 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

20 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

21 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

22 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 20

MAY - 2020

25 - 29

HOME STUDY

25 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continue restoring your own piece of antique furniture.

26 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

27 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

28 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

29 MAY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 21

JUNE - 2020

1 - 5

HOME STUDY

1 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continue restoring your own piece of antique furniture.

Remember you can call your tutor if you have a question or get stuck. Also the course manual & online videos are always available.

2 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

3 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

4 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

5 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 22

JUNE - 2020

8 - 12

HOME STUDY

8 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continue restoring your own piece of antique furniture.

Remember you can call your tutor if you have a question or get stuck. Also the course manual & online videos are always available.

9 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

10 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

11 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

12 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 23

JUNE - 2020

15 - 19

HOME STUDY

15 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continue restoring your own piece of antique furniture. (It needs to be ready to bring for evaluation on the last 2 weeks of personal tuition).

16 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

17 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

18 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

19 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 24

JUNE - 2020

22 - 26

HOME STUDY

22 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continue restoring your own piece of antique furniture.

Remember you can call your tutor if you have a question or get stuck. Also the course manual & online videos are always available.

23 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

24 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

25 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

26 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 25

JUNE / JULY

29 - 3

HOME STUDY

29 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continue restoring your own piece of antique furniture. Bring it with you for evaluation on the final weeks of personal tuition.

30 JUNE

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

1 JULY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

2 JULY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

3 JULY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 26

JULY

6 - 10

HOME STUDY

6 JULY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Complete the work on your piece of antique furniture and bring it with you to the course.

(Remember freshly polished furniture can be damaged in transit. If in doubt call for advice).

7 JULY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

8 JULY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

9 JULY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

10 JULY

HOME STUDY WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 27

JULY

13 - 17

PRIVATE TUITION

13 JULY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Finish your piece of antique furniture. Participate in cabinet repair & polishing exercises.

Tutor demonstrations of any techniques not fully understood.

Final student evaluation.

Final Home study Q & A

14 JULY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

15 JULY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

16 JULY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

17 JULY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

WEEK 28

JULY

20 - 24

PRIVATE TUITION

LAST WEEK

20 JULY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Finish your piece of antique furniture. Participate in cabinet repair & polishing exercises. Tutor demonstrations of any techniques not fully understood.

Final student evaluation.

Final Q & A

21 JULY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

22 JULY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

23 JULY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today

24 JULY

PRIVATE TUITION WEEK

Continued today


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