Although Brockenhurst College have been delivering furniture training since 2015, they only began delivering the new Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship standards in 2018, with their first apprentice achieving gateway and passing EPA in January this year. Since then, they have put a further Five apprentices through EPA all of whom achieved a Distinction.

We spoke to Jeremy Seeber, who has spearheaded the college’s march into the Furniture Apprenticeship standard and End Point Assessment. Jeremy said “as with all new delivery models there were a few teething problems. However, OAL have been supportive of the college right from the outset. Enquiries are dealt with promptly and guidance provided when requested. We will work with OAL as long as we have apprentices on the furniture standard”.

With a 100% first time pass rate and with over an 80% distinction rate, the future looks bright for Furniture Apprenticeships at Brockenhurst College.