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Apprenticeship Standard Furniture - Furniture Manufacturer - Level 2
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16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)
19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)
- Students studying their first level 2 course (Some level 2 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
- Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)
24+ Students (Age at 31st August)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)
- Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
- There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
- Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
- There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.
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List of benefits
- Jobseeker's Allowance
- ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
- Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
- Wider Benefits – see list below
Wider benefits that are acceptable
In all cases the learner must:
- Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
- Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
- Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
- Show current proof of the benefit
Child Tax Credit
Child's Special Allowance
Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities
Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)
Graduated retirement benefit
Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities
Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme
Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
War Widow's pension
Widowed Parent's Allowance
Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)
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More information about this Course
This apprenticeship is designed to give a wide range of skills appropriate to the different occupations in the industry. This apprenticeship covers the following occupational areas: General Furniture Manufacturer, Bed Manufacturer, Modern Upholsterer, Furniture Finisher, Fitted Furniture Installer, Furniture Restorer, Modern Furniture Service Repairer, Foam Convertor and Upholstery Cushion Interior Manufacturer, Wood Machinist, Furniture CNC Specialist.
The Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors industry is of significant importance to the UK economy, particularly in the supply of end products for residential and commercial living and work places. The ability to work to agreed targets in terms of output and quality standards is essential. Workplaces can be wide - ranging from small workshops to large factories. Furniture Manufacturers must be dexterous, have a good work ethic and able to demonstrate their ability to work individually and as part of a team.
What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
There are no formal qualifications required; however, Grade C or above in English and Maths would be advantageous. Any previous experience in the construction industry would also be an advantage.
How Long Is The Course?
What Will I Learn?
You will learn how to complete Carpentry and Joinery tasks as well as some basic plumbing to allow you to fit kitchens.
How Will I Learn?
You will attend college and attend your workplace for the remainder of the time. The college sessions will be a mixture of classroom and workshop delivery alongside excellent guidance and support to enable you to be ready for your End-Point-Assessment.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Assessment will take place when your Assessor/Trainer visits your workplace. They will help you identify suitable work evidence to collect, observe your performance, give guidance when writing personal statements, carry out professional discussions and give you feedback on how you have met the learning outcomes and evidence requirements. At each visit, the Assessor/Trainer will agree and record an action plan with you and provide you with written feedback.
Where Could This Course Lead To?
The progression for this programme is on to a Level 3 trade-specific route or an Apprenticeship Standard in Construction and the Built Environment.