About our foam conversion qualification.

This qualification was developed with support from the Furniture Industry Employer Trailblazer Group, British Furniture Manufacturers, British Contract Furniture Association, FIRA, The Furniture Makers and the National Bed Federation. This level 2 NVQ can also be used to underpin the delivery of the Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard.

OAL Level 2 NVQ in Foam Conversion and Upholstery Cushion Interior Manufacture – 603/0214/8

Furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard

Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) offers the qualifications which supports the delivery of the furniture manufacturer standard, we are also approved to offer apprentice end-point assessment services for furniture manufacturer apprenticeships.

To view the standard, please click here.

End-point assessment for furniture manufacturer

The end-point assessment can take place either in the workplace or in a recognised facility.  The EPA includes:

  1. Multiple choice test
  2. Observation
  3. Professional discussion covering portfolio of work

Performance in the EPA will determine the apprenticeship grade of fail, pass, or distinction.