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Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors Manufacturing: Upholstery and Soft Furnishings

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

Level
2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £5,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Soft Furnisher
  • Upholsterer (incl Cutter and Sewer)
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.
Qualifications

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • Diploma in Upholstery and Soft Furnishings
  • NVQ Certificate in Upholstery
  • NVQ Diploma in Upholstery and Soft Furnishings

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Diploma in Furnishings - Modern Upholstery
  • Diploma in Furnishings - Soft Furnishings
  • Diploma in Furnishings - Traditional Upholstery
  • Diploma in Furnishings - Upholstery

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.