Upholstery

Upholstery2018-09-11T09:36:59+00:00

About our upholstery qualifications.

We have a range of five upholstery qualifications. The first of these the level 2 NVQ in modern upholstery supports delivery of the new furniture manufacturer apprenticeship standard. The following four qualifications form part of the furniture, furnishings and interiors apprenticeship framework.

OAL Level 2 NVQ in Modern Upholstery – 603/0210/0

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.

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

OAL Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Upholstery – 601/7613/1 (Expires 31.12.18)

This qualification covers the occupational basic practical skills and knowledge required to work in upholstery roles within the furniture and furnishings industry. There are three pathways within this qualification including: modern upholstery, cutting and sewing. This qualification is part of the furniture, furnishings and interiors apprenticeship framework.

OAL Level 2 Diploma in Furnishings – Modern Upholstery – 601/7730/5 (Expires 31.12.18)

This qualification covers the basic practical skills and knowledge required to work in modern upholstery within the furniture and furnishings industries.  This qualification is part of the furniture, furnishings and interiors apprenticeship framework.

OAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Upholstery – 601/7614/3

This qualification covers the advanced occupational skills and knowledge required to work in upholstery roles within the furniture and furnishings industry.  This qualification is part of the furniture, furnishings and interiors apprenticeship framework.

OAL Level 3 Diploma in Furnishings – Modern Upholstery – 601/7737/8

This qualification covers the advanced occupational skills and knowledge required to work in upholstery roles within the furniture and furnishings industry.  This qualification is part of the furniture, furnishings and interiors apprenticeship framework.

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.