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Fitted furniture design technician (level 3)

Creating initial ideas, design concepts and plans for fitted furniture interiors.

Level
3
Equivalent to A level
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£7,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Bathroom Designer
  • CAD Advisor
  • Design Technician
  • Fitted Bedroom Designer
  • Fitted Furntiture Design Technician
  • Furniture Design Technician’s Design/Sales Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Kitchen Designer
  • Planning Assistant
  • Showroom Sales Consultant and Showroom Designer
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Work safely at all times, completing health and safety records and reports
  • Plan, organise and manage furniture design and/or installation projects
  • Maintain fitted furniture sales, design and installation records required
  • Record any measurements of components, sub-assemblies, products, models, equipment, layouts or facilities for example kitchen units, wardrobes, desking
  • Create suitable fitted furniture designs and concepts for furniture to be installed at relevant domestic or commercial premises
  • Create fitted furniture designs using scale drawings or CAD (computer aided design)
  • Select appropriate material options, products and components for the fitted furniture designs to meet customer requirements
  • Present fitted furniture designs to customers for example kitchens, bedrooms or bathrooms
  • Produce visuals that clearly demonstrate how fitted furniture designs meets the strength, aesthetics, cost and other relevant requirements of the customer brief
  • Survey locations accurately for fitted furniture installation and designs including taking measurements and other relevant data of locations
  • Produce representational images which records appropriate and accurate measurements of locations for the placement of furniture components
  • Determine and record site conditions for example location and identification of the existing utilities and services
  • Use quoting software systems to cost and price fitted furniture designs and provide and manage quotes to customers
  • Maintain the fitted furniture showrooms to acceptable standards and mirror relevant design trends
  • Deliver on sales targets and enhance opportunities for further growth for examples agree next stage by listening to the customer’s requirements and vision
  • Establish and maintain communications with relevant customers for example ongoing customer service and care provided
  • Check fitted furniture products and services are prepared, delivered and installed to customers satisfaction
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Apply effective communication techniques at all levels including written and verbal communication skills
  • Deliver excellent customer service for example going beyond what the customer expects
  • Realise and maintain customer expectations

Full information on Fitted furniture design technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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