Furniture, Furnishings and Wood Machining (5780)

Last Updated: 03 Nov 2016
Focussing on the essential skills in the production of furniture and furnishings, these qualifications provide learners with all of the skills in order to gain employment in the furniture or furnishings industry. 
Ideal for anyone who is working in, or wants to work, in the furniture, furnishings and wood machining industry.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist furniture making knowledge and skills you have developed such as

  • Furniture restoration
  • Furniture making by hand
  • Manufacturing wood-based components using CNC machines
  • Design work for fitted furniture installation.

You will learn in the classroom or on the job in the work environment.

Assessment is through on-line tests and centre devised practical assignments.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
This is introduction to the furniture and wood machining industry for those with no experience.

Level 2
You are working in the furniture industry and have a basic understanding and some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

Level 3
You have several years of experience in the furniture industry and wish to build on existing skills and knowledge in areas such as furniture restoration and research & development.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the furniture industry including:

  • Furniture maker
  • Furniture restorer
  • Polisher
  • Furniture designer
  • Upholsterer
  • Wood machinist.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

There are no eligibility requirements. To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are working in the furniture industry and have a basic understanding and some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

There are eleven qualifications available at this level. These comprise a range of mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Health and safety within furniture and furnishing making environments
  • Planning for career pathways in furniture and furnishing industries
  • Hand finishing methods in furniture making
  • Creating joints and scribes for furniture installation
  • Spray finishing in furniture making
  • Furniture restoration.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the furniture industry including:

  • Furniture maker
  • Furniture restorer
  • Polisher
  • Furniture designer
  • Upholsterer
  • Wood machinist.

Level 2 Furniture Making (5780-20)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Finishing Methods

  • Accreditation No: 600/3191/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 435 - 435 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Hand Finishing Methods

  • Accreditation No: 600/3199/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 39 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 291 - 291 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Installation

  • Accreditation No: 600/3201/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 351 - 351 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Spray Finishing Methods

  • Accreditation No: 600/3202/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 45 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 351 - 351 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Furniture Making

  • Accreditation No: 600/3228/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 55 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 407 - 407 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Furnishings (5780-21)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2014

Level 2 Diploma in Furnishings - Modern Upholstery

  • Accreditation No: 600/3192/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 56 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 441 - 441 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Furnishings - Traditional Upholstery

  • Accreditation No: 600/3193/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 65 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 511 - 511 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Furnishings - Upholstery

  • Accreditation No: 600/3194/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 72 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 583 - 583 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Furnishings - Soft Furnishings

  • Accreditation No: 600/3195/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 50 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 371 - 371 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Furnishings - Mattress Making

  • Accreditation No: 600/3196/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 51 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 388 - 388 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Wood Machining (5780-22)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Wood Machining

  • Accreditation No: 600/1976/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 52 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 441 - 444 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you have several years of experience in the furniture industry and wish to build on existing skills and knowledge in areas such as furniture restoration and research and development.

There are eight qualifications available at this level. These comprise a range of mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Sustainability in the timber trade
  • Research and product development in furniture making
  • Supervision in a furniture and furnishing making environment
  • Design work for fitted furniture installation
  • Traditional furniture upholstery
  • Manufacturing wood-based components using CNC machines.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the furniture industry including:

  • Furniture maker
  • Furniture restorer
  • Polisher
  • Furniture designer
  • Upholsterer
  • Wood machinist.

Level 3 Furniture Design and Making (5780-30)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2014

Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Design and Making

  • Accreditation No: 600/1978/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 84 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 615 - 790 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Furnishings (5780-31)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Furnishings - Traditional Upholstery

  • Accreditation No: 600/3197/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 96 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 723 - 723 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Furnishings - Modern Upholstery

  • Accreditation No: 600/3198/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 78 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 563 - 563 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Furnishings - Mattress Making

  • Accreditation No: 600/3200/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 70 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 513 - 513 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Wood Machining (5780-32)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2014

Level 3 Diploma in Wood Machining - CNC Machines

  • Accreditation No: 600/3205/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 478 - 478 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Wood Machining

  • Accreditation No: 600/3206/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 55 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 417 - 417 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Furniture Installation (5780-33)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2014

Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Installation

  • Accreditation No: 600/1978/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 84 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 615 - 790 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Furniture Restoration (5780-34)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2014

Level 3 Diploma in Furniture Restoration

  • Accreditation No: 600/2340/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 53 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 405 - 413 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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