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Furniture (Making and Installing Furniture) Apprenticeship Level 2 at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

This programme is for those working in or new entrants to the Furniture and Cabinet Making/ Installation industry, it will provide them with formal qualifications in Making and Installing furniture and provide them with basic skills in Cabinet Making and Technical Drawing.

Part of the programme will be studied at college on a day release basis and part will be completed by collecting evidence in a portfolio and being assessed in the work place.

Hence, the fact that the candidate will need to have employment in the right sector, i.e. furniture making, kitchen/ cabinet fitting, furniture installation.

Course content

Work or competence based part of the Apprenticeship

Mandatory and optional units covering:

Making furniture assemblies

Working with veneers

Attaching fittings and applying finishing processes  to production furniture

Working with handcrafted furniture

Knowledge (College) Based - Technical Certificate

Machine woodworking    

Health and Safety Training – safe working practices

Traditional and Modern Cabinet Making: Joints, Construction and Fittings

Materials Technology: Timber and Timber Based Materials

Introduction to Technical Drawing For the purposes of completing an apprenticeship you will be in full employment within the chosen industry.

Functional Skills:

  • English   Level 1         
  • Maths      Level 1
  • ICT          Level 1

Entry requirements

Must be working or seeking to work in the Furniture Making/ Installation industry, carrying out furniture construction and wood machining duties.


Flexible on-site assessments to blend theory and work based learning

Technical Certificate and Key Skills at College

Practical Workshops

Method of Assessment:

On-site assessments

Job records/ evidence portfolio

Oral questioning

Theory exams

Practical assessments

Future opportunities

Work as a wood machinist, furniture maker or fitted furniture installer.

Level 3 Furniture qualifications such as level 3 Apprenticeship in Making and Installing Furniture.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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