Burnley College


Burnley College offer a range of furniture and wood qualifications
Rated as Outstanding in the latest Ofsted inspection, Burnley College Sixth Form Centre provides first-class Further Education, University Education, Apprenticeship, business training and adult learning programmes in the heart of Pennine Lancashire.

The School of Furniture provides tailored education from Level 1 up to Higher National Diploma level (through UCLAN partnership, here in Burnley). Students have benefitted from this high quality provision through progressing onto full degrees and recognised through receiving awards.

Themis at Burnley College, is one of the largest training providers in Lancashire. We provide a wide range of Apprenticeshipsand business training solutions which allow individuals and businesses to develop the skills they need to thrive.

Chichester College


Chichester College offer a range of furniture qualifications
Information coming soon



Cortexa offer a bespoke qualification for timber merchants.
Cortexa is a leading UK based e-learning provider that works across a variety of sectors but is best known for product and technical training. They create desktop learning, CPD, iPad and smartphone apps and animations, and their Campus Learning Management System delivers learning assets to over 80,000 learners across the world.

Cortexa became an Occupational Awards Ltd Approved Centre to deliver a series of online qualifications for the construction industry supply chain.

Didac Limited


Didac offer a range of furniture, wood, health and safety and cross sector qualifications.

“Didac decided to move their qualification offer to Occupational Awards to ensure that the current and future qualifications remain robust and continue to meet needs of industry and their learners. Since becoming approved, Occupational Awards have continued to impress us as a provider, especially bringing new qualifications to the sector. One member of staff stated: I am looking forward in working with this new Awarding Organisation, as it does what is says to the sector Occupational Awards.”

Jon Gibson, Managing Director
Didac Limited are a Specialist Provider to the Furniture, Wood and Merchanting Sector.  The company provides a range of tailored services and programmes to meet employer and learners needs, including:

Funded Programmes – Apprenticeships, Unemployed, Work Place Programmes

Commercial Programmes – Wood Machine Training, Health & Safety, and Industrial Training.



North Lancs Training Group offer a range of furniture and wood qualifications
North Lancs Training Group have been supporting training and development since 1969. We are one of the largest training providers in the country and we pride ourselves on the quality of our services to our learners. We are owned by approximately 60, mainly furniture, companies located in the North West of England and Northern Ireland. We provide a wide range of qualifications and courses, at different levels, designed to develop new Apprentices and existing members of your staff. We have a wealth of experience when supporting youth. In fact, over 60 of the Group’s professional staff are ex NLTG apprentices.

Webs Furniture Training



Webs offer a range of furniture and wood qualifications.

“Webs Training has been delivering training to the furniture industry for over 40 years, it is important that the training and qualifications we offer to employers meets their individual needs and keeps us at the top of the training game. We need to ensure that training is relevant to each and every individual.

It is a pleasure to work alongside the professional supportive staff of OAL. Webs have recently applied to deliver a number of accredited short courses through OAL and are looking forward to offering these within the furniture industry.

With these courses we are hoping to widen the offer we currently offer and help employers and individuals to continue to upskill their staff and selves alike.”

Lorraine Jameson, Head of Business and Quality Assurance

Webs Training are a leading training provider purely for the furniture industry. We have provided 1st class training for over 40 years to Apprentices and private individuals.

Webs have supplied training to leading manufacturers and bespoke organisations throughout the UK. In our recent OFSTED inspection (March 2015) we were graded as “Grade 2 – Good” This, we believe demonstrates Webs commitment to delivering quality training to truly meet the many needs of employers and Apprentice’s. Webs are also able to offer adult training within the workplace throughout the UK. Additionally Webs offer further services to support the furniture industry such as Health & Safety, risk assessment and custom designed training courses.

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