Apprenticeship Standard Furniture Manufacturer Level 2

The Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors industry is of significant importance to the UK economy, particularly in the supply of end products for residential and commercial living and work places. The industry has an annual turnover well in excess of £12 billion. The ability to work to agreed targets in terms of output and quality standards is essential. Workplaces can be wide - ranging from small workshops to large factories. Furniture Manufacturers must be dexterous, have a good work ethic and able to demonstrate their ability to work individually and as part of a team.

The programme is designed to give a wide range of skills appropriate to the different occupations in the industry. This apprenticeship covers the following occupational areas:

· General Furniture Manufacturer

· Modern Furniture Service Repairer

· Foam Convertor and Upholstery Cushion Interior Manufacturer

· Wood Machinist · Furniture CNC Specialist · Bed Manufacturer · Modern Upholsterer · Furniture Finisher · Fitted Furniture Installer · Furniture Restorer

Each apprentice will take the occupational route that is best suited to the business they work in. They will complete all the core requirements set out below and then the set number of requirements for the chosen route.

Each business, depending on size, market position and skills needs, will require a different combination of the optional requirements detailed within each occupational area. This apprenticeship is designed to allow the business and the apprentice to agree which of these options are most valuable to the apprentice and organisation. The number of requirements is set for each occupational area as being the minimum needed to ensure competence and transferability but any employer is free to train their apprentice in additional requirements outside of the apprenticeship and at their own cost.
Apprentice have the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities and will complete personal development topics.

Employers support the delivery of the apprenticeship standards and provide workshops for specific skills, knowledge and behaviours and current trends.

Guest speakers attended workshops provide career advice and guidance.
Maths and English at Grade E/2, or above or Level E3 functional skills or above.

You will be interviewed, screened and complete work trial. Your screening assessment for Maths and English you need to achieve Level 1 in both maths and English.
You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including assignment, exams, portfolio building, observation at college and workplace and mock end point assessment.

You will complete End point assessment in the last 3 months of your apprenticeship, and you will be assessed by 3 methods. Online multiple-choice test, practical assessment with questioning and interview underpinned by portfolio of evidence.

Your End point assessment is a graded you can achieve a Pass, or Distinction.
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

· General Furniture Manufacturer

· Modern Furniture Service Repairer

· Foam Convertor and Upholstery Cushion Interior Manufacturer

· Wood Machinist

· Furniture CNC Specialist

· Bed Manufacturer

· Modern Upholsterer

· Furniture Finisher

· Fitted Furniture Installer

· Furniture Restorer

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