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Fitted Furniture Designer
Apprenticeship Level 3

Occupations
Bathroom Designer

CAD Advisor

Design Technician

Fitted Bedroom Designer

Fitted Furniture Design Technician

Furniture Design Technician’s Design/Sales

Design Consultant

Interior Designer

Kitchen Designer

Planning Assistant

Showroom Sales Consultant

Showroom Designer

Level
Level 3 - equivalent to A Level

Essential workplace skills

Vocational skills

Essential workplace behaviours

Training Locations
Employer's sales & showroom facility

Getting started
January, May & September

Starts

Training places subject to caseload capacity

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Geographic locations - some restrictions apply

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Training Access & Support
Access Didac's eLearning Portal

One-to-one training sessions

Regular reviews with your trainer and employer

ePortfolio - to record training & development

Opportunities to improve your maths & English skills

Duration
Minimum of 12 months, typically 15months

Funding - England
Government Funding

Funding Value

£7,000

Employer Contributions

£1, 000

Age grants for employers - England
Under 19 Apprentice - 3 months

£500

Under 19 Apprentice - 12 months

£500

Occupational Standard
Fitted furniture design technician (level 3)

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Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland
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Fitted Furniture Designer
Apprenticeship Level 3

Training Category / Sales, Marketing & Procurement

Creating initial ideas, design concepts and plans for fitted furniture interiors.

interiors, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, automotive, boats and ships

Fitted Furniture Design Technician’s work with customers to create their perfect design for their chosen interior. They provide innovative and creative solutions that meet the needs of their client, taking account of the use and location of the product.

This includes fitted kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, automotive, interiors, boats and ships. In addition, fitted furniture designers often work on bespoke one-off commercial developments such as, restaurants, hotels, bars, offices, leisure and health centre projects.

Fitted Furniture Design Technician’s create fitted furniture designs using their knowledge of industry specific legislation and understanding of products and materials for interiors. They frequently manage the project from inception through to completion.

In their daily work, a designer in this occupation interacts with a range of people including managers, sales colleagues, customers, installers and suppliers.

Whether you are leaving school, graduating or looking to change career to work in an interior design, sales and marketing role where fitted furniture is involved, this is a great apprenticeship standard because it provides the knowledge and skills you will need to kick-start your career.

With Didac’s furniture and trade supplier training experience, we can create stimulating training plans to cover specialised fitted furniture design situations.

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Specification

Accreditation

Delivery

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You must:

  • be 16 or over
  • not already be in full-time education
  • live in England to qualify for Didac funded apprenticeships

You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change or you’re upskilling in your current job. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • learn and train for a specific job
  • get paid and receive holiday leave
  • get hands-on experience in a real job
  • be given the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills
  • study for at least 20% of your working hours off-the-job
  • complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
  • be on a career path with lots of future potential

The fitted furniture design apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to develop the following knowledge and skills.  Many of these are transferable life-time skills for personal and career development.

  • Plan, organise and manage furniture design and/or installation projects
  • Maintain fitted furniture sales, design and installation records required
  • Record any measurements of components, sub-assemblies, products, models, equipment, layouts or facilities for example kitchen units, wardrobes, desking
  • Create suitable fitted furniture designs and concepts for furniture to be installed at relevant domestic or commercial premises
  • Create fitted furniture designs using scale drawings or CAD (computer aided design)
  • Select appropriate material options, products and components for the fitted furniture designs to meet customer requirements
  • Present fitted furniture designs to customers for example kitchens, bedrooms or bathrooms
  • Produce visuals that clearly demonstrate how fitted furniture designs meets the strength, aesthetics, cost and other relevant requirements of the customer brief
  • Survey locations accurately for fitted furniture installation and designs including taking measurements and other relevant data of locations
  • Produce representational images which records appropriate and accurate measurements of locations for the placement of furniture components
  • Determine and record site conditions for example location and identification of the existing utilities and services
  • Use quoting software systems to cost and price fitted furniture designs and provide and manage quotes to customers
  • Maintain the fitted furniture showrooms to acceptable standards and mirror relevant design trends
  • Deliver on sales targets and enhance opportunities for further growth for examples agree next stage by listening to the customer’s requirements and vision
  • Establish and maintain communications with relevant customers for example ongoing customer service and care provided
  • Check fitted furniture products and services are prepared, delivered and installed to customers satisfaction
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Apply effective communication techniques at all levels including written and verbal communication skills
  • Deliver excellent customer service for example going beyond what the customer expects
  • Realise and maintain customer expectations
  • Work safely at all times, completing health and safety records and reports

The apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to develop the following behaviours.  These are transferable life-time skills for personal and career development.

  • adopts an approachable and friendly manner, interacting with customers in the style of the business
  • takes an active interest in the range of products and services offered by the
  • works with integrity in an honest and trustworthy manor
  • demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in own performance
  • shows an organised and committed approach, with a positive attitude.
  • takes ownership and responsibility for own performance, is diligent and accurate
  • supports equality and diversity in the workplace
  • uses appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and operates machinery safely and effectively
  • consistently takes into account company environmental and sustainability policies and procedures.

 

The fitted furniture design apprenticeship is the gateway to a whole host of career opportunities in sales, project management, team leading and management.

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