Furnishings – mattress making qualification overview

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

You will take the following mandatory units:

  • Design schemes in furnishings
  • Health and safety within furniture and furnishing making environments
  • Mattress quilting operations
  • Modern mattress making
  • Production planning in furniture and furnishing making
  • Supervision in a furniture and furnishing making environment
  • Traditional mattress manufacture

and then choose from the following optional units:

  • Produce drawings using CAD
  • Prototype design in modern upholstery

OAL Level 3 Diploma in Furnishings – Mattress Making – 601/7736/6

This qualification has been designed and developed by OAL with the support and in consultation with the following organisations:

  • British Furniture Manufacturers,
  • The Furniture Makers

It can be used to underpin the delivery of the furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard.

Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard

Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) offers the qualifications which support 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.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable if you wish to pursue a career in modern upholstery roles within the furnishings industry.


The qualification must be assessed using the following assessment method:

  • portfolio of evidence.

Learners are required to achieve all learning outcomes within units of assessment. All assessment is subject to internal quality assurance within approved centres providing this qualification. Externally quality assurance of assessment and internal quality assurance within approved centres is provided by OAL.

This qualification is not graded; achievement certificates for this qualification are issued on the basis of awarding a pass only.

Furniture Manufacturer end-point assessment

OAL is approved to deliver the Furniture Manufacturer end-point assessment

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