Furniture manufacturer

  • Anywhere
  • Current Funding Band: £9,000

Making all kinds of beds, furniture and their related furnishings in a workshop or factory.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard



Typical length

24 months

Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Current funding band



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What apprentices will learn

  • furniture manufacturing principles – including manufacturing processes, material properties and characteristics, quality standards and output targets
  • furniture manufacturing practices – including interpreting cutting lists, drawings and specifications, using and maintaining tools, machinery and equipment and completing work to schedule
  • using and maintaining specialist tools and machinery
  • specialist bed manufacturer, furniture manufacturer or modern upholsterer skills
  • health and safety regulations and legislation within a manufacturing environment – including environmental and sustainability requirements


None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment

More Information

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