Fitted Furniture Installer Apprenticeship L2

Fitted Furniture Installer Apprenticeship L2

Fitted Furniture Installer Apprenticeship L2

Furniture & Woodworking

EXPAND YOUR HORIZON - COMBINE SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE with REAL-WORK ENVIRONMENTS

A Fitted Furniture Installer is responsible for preparing and installing furniture including kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and offices, shops, exhibitions and boat interiors. This is onsite at the customer's commercial or domestic premises. Apprentices taking this route will experience a wide variety of projects and interface closely with customers. As part of the programme, apprentices will use a range of tools and equipment to carry out the job role.

OCCUPATION DUTIES

In order to ensure sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of the industry whilst maintaining the rigour of every single apprenticeship within it, Installers will need to undertake all mandatory and two of the optional requirements.

MANDATORY

Prep

Transporting & Handling of Materials Ensure the safe transportation and handling of installation equipment and materials.  The correct type and quantity of installation equipment and materials have to be located and then transported so that they arrive at the location of the installation in good order.

Installation

Prepare Location Prepare location for assembly and placement of furniture. This involves making the assembly and placement area ready for work and preparing the furniture components for assembly.
Measure and Mark Out  Measure and mark out materials to specification.
Power Tools & Hand Tools Set up and operate tools used to assemble furniture. Understand the tools used within working area and which specific job they are used in.
Assembly Assemble components of fitted furniture and understand the sequence of assembly and why this is important
Installation Install furniture on location to specification. This includes scribing, fixing and securing of furniture using correct fixings relating to foundation secured to etc., adaptations to non- standard situations to specification (i.e., pipe box, sockets, gas meter)

Post Installation

Re-instate Location Re-instate a location after assembly and placement of furniture. This involves confirming the end of placement, ensuring all resources are cleared and maintaining customer liaison.
Customer Service Develop customer relationships. This includes building customer confidence in the level of service provided, meeting the ongoing needs and expectations of customers and developing relationships between customers and your organisation
Rectification/ rework Carry out rectification or rework. This includes changing hinges and handles. Identify snags and awareness of where to seek help and guidance.
OPTIONAL Installation
Gluing Apply adhesives to components and understand types, methods and processes involved in gluing.
Cut Outs Complete standard cut-outs in work surfaces for general appliances such as taps, hobs and sinks.  This covers using a template, cutting out and finishing the area.
Cramping Position components and apply cramps to ensure products are positioned securely to specification.
Sanding Sand wooden work tops, trims, cornices and laminate edgings. Understand grit sizes and the process for sanding.
Veneers & Laminates Apply edging tape to laminate worktops to specification.
Jigs & Templates Use and maintain jigs and templates for furniture installation. Jigs for example hinges and templates for example sinks and work tops.
Joints Cut and join components on site. This could include work top jointing, up-stand, cornices and trims.
Fittings Prepare and assemble components to specification, finishing and checking the assembly conforms to specifications
Electrical / Mechanical Fittings  First fit mechanical or electrical components to furniture.
Finish composite worktops  Finish work tops to specification following manufacturers’ instructions.
 

Duration

Minimum of 1 year, up to 2 years

Maths / English

Apprentices without appropriate English and Maths must achieve these before taking the end-point assessment

End Point Assessment

EPA is the final assessment for an apprentice to ensure that they can do the job they have been training for. EPA is separate to any qualifications or other assessment that the apprentice may undertake during the on‑programme stage of the apprenticeship.  These can include observation, test, portfolio review, professional discussion.  EPA is carried out by an independent organization from Didac

Delivery Location

National Delivery within the workplace
 

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