Furniture Manufacturer (Bed Manufacturer) Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

This course is ideal for you if you are passionate about furniture making or fine woodworking and would like to earn while you learn. This is the course for you if you like working with timber and creating timber-based projects with a hands-on approach.

The qualification is split into individual units that you will need to complete and functional skills in English and Maths. You will develop your techniques of making quality furniture. You will use modern machines and hand tools to produce practical tasks as well as your own furniture. You will also be taught all of the associated knowledge required for this subject.

Topics studied include:

  • Safe working, including using hand tools, power tools and industrial machinery
  • Developing your hand skills to produce furniture components
  • Develop understanding, care of and use of power tools
  • Learn techniques for working efficiently and professionally within the workshop environment
  • Develop an understanding of the design processes used in furniture making

Assessment Methods

Underpinning knowledge is assessed via internally set assignments and an end of course exams for both practical and underpinning knowledge. You will also be assessed by practical observation, a portfolio of work, periodic reviews in both College and the workplace, practical skills assessment and an underpinning knowledge final assessment.

Functional Skills are assessed by a portfolio of evidence and external multiple choice examination.

Progression Options

You could progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship or Level 3 in Furniture Design & Manufacture at the College or find employment as a Furniture Maker and a range of other fine woodworking trades at operative level.

Course Summary

Course Title Furniture Manufacturer (Bed Manufacturer) Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 (A* to E) range, or an equivalent
qualification. You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your
suitability for the course and you need to secure a position with an

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