Specialists in furniture industry qualifications and apprenticeships

Born out of the furniture industry we are proud to offer a complete range of furniture qualifications to meet the skills needs of the industry both now and in the future.

From standalone qualifications for those wanting to enter the industry, to NVQs for those who need to gain their CSCS cards along with a full portfolio of qualifications to support furniture manufacturer apprenticeships, we really do have everything.

Bed making level 2

This suite includes a qualification which underpins delivery of the bed manufacturer pathway in the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard.

Finishing furniture level 2

This suite includes a qualification which underpins delivery of the furniture finisher pathway in the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard.

Fitted furniture installation level 2

This suite includes a qualification which underpins delivery of the fitted furniture installer pathway in the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard.  It also meets CSCS card requirements.

Fitted furniture installation level 3

This qualification covers the advanced occupational practical skills and knowledge required to work in fitted furniture and interiors roles within the furniture industry.

Foam conversion and upholstery cushion interior manufacture level 2

This suite includes a qualification which underpins delivery of the foam converter and upholstery…

Furniture and wood processing level 3

The Level 3 NVQ Furniture and Wood Processing is a national qualification consisting of mandatory and optional units.

Furniture and wood processing technician (CNC machining) level 3

The primary purpose of the qualification is to enable individuals to demonstrate specific competence and knowledge appropriate for the day to day activities in a manufacturing environment…

Furniture CNC technician level 2

This suite contains a qualification used to underpin delivery of the furniture CNC specialist pathway in the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard.

Furniture design and making level 3

This qualification covers the advanced practical skills and knowledge required to work in furniture design and production roles within the furniture industry.

Furniture making level 2

This suite includes a qualification which underpins delivery of the general furniture manufacturer pathway in the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard. It also meets CSCS card requirements.

Furniture occupations level 1

This qualification provides an introduction to the furniture furnishings and wood machining industry for those with no experience.

Furniture restoration level 2

This suite includes a qualification which underpins delivery of the furniture restorer pathway in the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard.  It also meets CSCS card requirements.

Furnishings mattress making level 3

This qualification covers the advanced practical skills and knowledge required to work in modern upholstery roles within the furnishings industry.

Furnishings modern upholstery level 3

This qualification covers the advanced practical skills and knowledge required to work in modern upholstery roles within the furnishings industry.

Modern furniture service repair level 2

This suite includes a qualification which underpins delivery of the modern furniture service repairer pathway in the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard.

Modern upholstery level 2

This suite includes a qualification which underpins delivery of the modern upholsterer pathway in the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard.

Solid surfaces level 2

Designed to develop and assess competent performance of those involved in fabricating and installing solid surfaces. Used to achieve CSCS card.

Understanding the furniture, furnishings and interior industry level 2

The qualification in this suite can be used to underpin delivery of the can be used to underpin the delivery of the core element of the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard.

Wood machining level 2

This suite includes a qualification which underpins delivery of the woodmachinist pathway in the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard.

Wood machining level 3

This qualification covers the advanced practical skills and knowledge required to work in wood machining roles within the furniture industry.

“We came across a clerical problem very late in the certification process which could have prevented a learner getting on site with his new CSCS card. Despite it being out of hours, we got an immediate response from OAL and were provided with a clear cut solution. Customer service like this from OAL allows us to maintain a high degree of customer satisfaction right down the line for our clients, employers and learners.”

Andy O'Connor, Dec-Assess Ltd

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