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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
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Occupational Awards Limited 01235 432 032
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.