Course Details

Add padding and soft covers to furniture. Cover or re-cover items with fabric or other materials, occasionally repairing furniture. Apprentices may work in a production environment or a craft workshop. Some may specialise in one aspect, e.g. padding sofa arms, others may complete entire items.

Entry Requirements

Interview with lecturer. C grades in maths and English would be an advantage.

Career options

There are no pre-defined routes of entry into the Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors Apprenticeship however, work based qualifications such as NVQs / SVQs / AVCEs (Vocational A' Levels) and BTEC Diplomas related to Furniture sector careers are widely available and all provide a good basis for e

Furniture Manufacturer (Modern Upholsterer) Level 2 Apprenticeship

Five highlights

  • 1 Purpose built workshops
  • 2 Skill/World Build pedigree
  • 3 Industry experienced assessor
  • 4 Studying at an Outstanding college as rated by Ofsted 2014
  • 5 Industry recognised qualification

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Upholstery and Soft Furnishings

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Course code Location Course length Start date
CON415WMMA Brinsbury Campus Flexible Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

Measuring, cutting, sewing of fabrics to customer or company requirements usually within a workshop. Items may include cushions, curtains and similar products. Use of hand and power tools, possibly machinery under supervision

How will I be taught?

Workshop simulations Onsite assessment Engaging theory lessons

How will I be assessed?

Workshop and onsite assessments

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