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Furniture manufacturer

Making all kinds of beds, furniture and their related furnishings in a workshop or factory.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • furniture manufacturing principles - including manufacturing processes, material properties and characteristics, quality standards and output targets
  • furniture manufacturing practices - including interpreting cutting lists, drawings and specifications, using and maintaining tools, machinery and equipment and completing work to schedule
  • using and maintaining specialist tools and machinery
  • specialist bed manufacturer, furniture manufacturer or modern upholsterer skills
  • health and safety regulations and legislation within a manufacturing environment - including environmental and sustainability requirements

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.


End Point Assessment

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Organisation Phone Number Email
Occupational Awards Limited 01235 432 032