Parkanaur College

Parkanaur College


Here at Parkanaur we offer O.C.N Levels 1-3 in Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors. Use your creative skills to transform ordinary furniture into works of art.

  • Hands-on opportunity to work with a wide range of materials
  • Learn new techniques using dyes, glues, varnishes and strippers
  • Stripping and frame repair
  • Webbing and springing
  • Cutting and sewing
  • Costing finished work


Training is offered on a residential and day release basis with a wide variety of educational, vocational and leisure facilities. Parkanaur have been training disabled students for over 44 years, with continued success and excellent results in terms of examination and employment outcomes.

Our friendly staff endeavour to provide a caring environment and realistic working conditions. Parkanaur will assist students to advance their careers and broaden their horizons.

Assessing and Reviewing

The College Unit places strong emphasis on ensuring that trainee/resident care and training is focused and equates to the needs and desires of the trainee/resident firstly and involves appropriate and relevant associated parties such as Tutors, close relatives, professional care staff both internal to the Residential Unit and external inlcuding the trainee's/resident's GP if possible. At a monthly meeting not only should the care and training issues be discussed with previous goals/targets reviewed but also issues relating to a holistic approach.

On completion of the review, realistic goals should be set with appropriate timetables for action. Reviews should be held at least on a six-weekly basis or when needs arise, with a record of the review included in the trainee's file.