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Organ Builder

Design, manufacture and assembly of the components required in a pipe organ

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

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

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • creating and interpreting technical specifications, drawings, and other written and verbal instructions (such as cutting lists, rollerboard layouts and soundboard plantings)
  • identify and respond to problems appropriately (including testing and adjustment)
  • selecting and using the appropriate processes, techniques, materials, tools and equipment to undertake organ building tasks from inception to realisation
  • constructing timber components such as soundboards and wind trunking
  • using leather to make hinges and gussets in bellows, and for pneumatic motors
  • making wooden and metal pipework
  • putting individual pipes and complete ranks back into tune
  • identify and resolve action faults in existing instruments
Qualifications

Apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) before taking their end-point assessment

Professional registration

Successful apprentices will be recognised by the Institute of British Organ Building (IBO) as qualified organ builders, eligible for employment by any of its accredited business members. They would also be eligible themselves for Individual or Associate Membership of the IBO.

Documents
End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk with details.