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Shopfitting Apprenticeship Training at Leeds College of Building

Course description

What's it all about?

Shopfitters make and install the fixtures and fittings in everything from offices and restaurants to shops and bars. They also build and refurbish shops and bars. They also build and refurbish shop fronts and doorways. They work closely with other tradespeople such as tilers, electricians and plumbers.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • The ability to follow drawings, plans and written or spoken instructions
  • A willingness to learn

How much could I earn?

Starting salaries can be from £13,500 to £16,000 a year. Experienced shopfitters can earn between £17,000 and £22,000. With supervisory responsibilities, this could rise to around £30,000 a year.

Course content

What would I learn at College?

  • How to set out jobs full size and create cutting lists
  • How to mark out and cut traditional joints
  • How to manufacture various joinery components e.g. windows, doors and staircases in softwood and hardwood
  • How to calculate and cost materials
  • How to set up and use a range of hand and power tools and woodworking machinery

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

All applicants will be required to pass an assessment.

You must have achieved the Level 2 NVQ Diploma to commence the Level 3 NVQ Diploma.



Financial information

Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

You could progress from a level 2 to a level 3 qualification.

There is also the opportunity to progress into higher education at the College.

Further information

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.

You can also visit the National Apprenticeship Service website where you can register your details and search for vacancies.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 March 2018
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    • Contact name:
    • Apprenticeship Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0113 222 6023
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