Course Overview

As a Furniture and Interiors apprentice, you will be following a comprehensive programme which offers training in a variety of skills in the furniture industry. This qualification could range from Cabinet Making, Upholstery, Polishing to Cutting and Sewing. The tasks you may undertake will range between producing or polishing office furniture, bespoke furniture, household furniture, and restoration. Upholstery may include working on traditional or modern furniture items. Along with this you would be learning design and development and the cutting of patterns prior to upholstering the items of furniture.

What will I achieve?

NLTG will provide an assessment and depending on your current level and abilities you will take one of the following routes:

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:

• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in your chosen skill
• Functional Skills
• Technical Certificate
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Advanced Level Apprenticeship:

• Level 3 NVQ Diploma in your chosen skill
• Functional Skills
• Technical Certificate
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

What training will I receive?

Regardless of the specific Apprenticeship within the Furniture Industry you will receive comprehensive training whatever the Apprenticeship. This will include the opportunity to attend our Centre Of Vocational Excellence in furniture manufacture, to further enhance your knowledge and skills. Every Apprentice will have specialised tuition by our time served qualified NLTG Training Officers, this will assist you to achieve the qualification within a set timescale.

Additional Benefits

• All vacancies are jobs from day one
• Your training will lead to a nationally recognised qualification
• You will receive an attractive wage/salary during training
• We have a dedicated team to support you with your English and maths skills
• We operate an equality and diversity policy
• All employers are appraised for health and safety
• We will visit you regularly during your training
• Your training will be full and varied

Case Study

Reuben James at Plumbs Preston

I feel that I’ve benefited from the L3 apprenticeship course as it’s helped me to focus on my career. The skills and knowledge gained over the course of the apprenticeship are now being put to good use in my new role as upholstery manager. My communication skills are improving within role and I am helping to develop more effective production and training systems within the department.
I’ve recently started the Effective Management series with NLTG which has provided valuable support and guidance towards my continued professional development. I’m now more confident in coping with challenges, exploring ideas, organising time and tackling problems