Understanding the furniture, furnishings and interior industry qualification overview

This qualification is designed to develop and assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the furniture, furnishings and interiors industry, so they have the necessary knowledge and understanding to work effectively in their role.

On achievement of the qualification practitioners will have developed the knowledge to perform consistently and reliably in the furniture, furnishings and interiors industry.

OAL Level 2 in Understanding the Furniture, Furnishings & Interiors Industry – 603/0183/1

This qualification has been designed to develop and assess knowledge and understanding of the furniture, furnishings and interiors industry. It 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.

Understanding the furniture, furnishings and interiors industry can also be used to underpin the delivery of the core element 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 apprenticeship standard. We are also approved to offer end-point assessment services for furniture manufacturer apprenticeships.

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Qualification purpose?

This qualification will support progression of learners to:

  • OAL Level 2 NVQ in Woodmachining
  • OAL Level 2 NVQ in Modern Upholstery
  • OAL Level 2 NVQ in Modern Furniture Service Repair
  • OAL Level 2 NVQ in Furniture Restoration
  • OAL Level 2 NVQ in Furniture Making
  • OAL Level 2 NVQ in Finishing Furniture
  • OAL Level 2 NVQ in Furniture CNC Technician
  • OAL Level 2 NVQ in Foam Conversion and Upholstery Cushion Interior Manufacture
  • OAL Level 2 NVQ in Fitted Furniture Installation
  • OAL Level 2 NVQ in Bed Making.

Assessment

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.

Furniture Manufacturer end-point assessment

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

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