Wood and furniture sector
OAL in the wood and furniture sector
UK furniture, bed and furnishings manufacturing is a substantial growth industry for the UK. The industry has a high proportion of micro and small to medium size businesses. UK furniture, bed and furnishings manufacturing is a substantial industry. According to 2018 Government statistics its 8,707 companies contribute £12.2 billion to the country’s GDP (3.1% up on previous years), £9.01 billion of this is from UK furniture manufacturing, which equates to 1.6% of manufacturing output. Over 339,000 jobs are dependent on the success of the industry, with 123,000 in manufacturing alone equating to 3.6% of all UK manufacturing personnel.
At OAL we offer a range of furniture and wood qualifications which have been developed with industry experts and End Point Assessment of apprenticeship programmes for General Furniture Manufacturing, Modern Upholstery, Bed Manufacturing Foam Convertor, Furniture Finisher, Fitted Furniture, Wood Machinery, Furniture Restorer, CNC Specialists, Fitted Furniture Design, and Modern Furniture Service Repairer.
“OAL have demonstrated a real commitment to our industry and are committed to do so in the future. They have industry expertise, offer great support and are well respected as both an awarding and end point assessment organisation. We have no hesitation in recommending them wholeheartedly”
Wood & Furniture EPA
Take a look at the standards we are approved to EPA.
From standalone qualifications for those wanting to enter the industry, to NVQs for those who need to gain their CSCS cards along with a full portfolio of qualifications to support furniture manufacturer apprenticeships, we really do have everything.
We have a broad range of wood industry qualifications – from decking and cladding to timber treatment and wood products manufacture. These are complemented by a bank of cross sector qualifications which cover retail, shopfitting and trade business services.
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