About our furniture industry qualification. 

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.

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

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.

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.