WHAT IS BED MANUFACTURE?
Bed Manufacturers work in factory environments where the ability to work to agreed targets in terms of output and quality standards is essential. Manufacturers often work shift systems and the seasonality of the industry, plus peaks and troughs in orders, often demands overtime working.
This new Bed Manufacture Apprenticeship is part of the Furniture Manufacture Apprenticeship Standard. Apprentices will follow a programme of learning covering the following elements.
- Core Requirements - Industry, Organisation, Materials, Quality Standards, Health & Safety, Maintain Tools & Equipments, Problem Solving, Time Management
- Route 1 - Mattress Making - Spring Making, Quilting, Stitching, Sewing
- Route 2 - Divan and Headboard Making - Sewing, Headboard Manufacture, Upholstery, CNC Routering, Wood Machining, Frame Making
As part of the Apprenticeship, it is recommended learners take the following qualification:
- 603/0204/5 -OAL Level 2 NVQ in Bed Making