Level 3

Advanced Upholsterer apprenticeship standard

Advanced upholsterers are skilled individuals who bring to life used or antique furniture and create new furniture pieces using traditional and modern upholstery methods

Advanced upholsterer understand ergonomics and aesthetics required to apply methodically and accurately a wide range of upholstery techniques, materials and fabrics to produce furniture that is fit for the purpose it is specified for.

The apprenticeship covers the following two occupational pathways:

Traditional Upholsterer

A Traditional Upholsterer is a skilled craft person who creates individual pieces of new furniture or renovates or re-upholsters old or antique furniture.

Modern Upholsterer

A Modern Upholsterer operating at this level is a skilled person who understands framed construction, adds padding, springs and coverings to furniture such as chairs and sofas.

What are the end-point assessment requirements

End-point assessment involves three components:

  1. A multiple-choice examination of 45-minutes
  2. A practical observation of 3 hours that will observe the apprentice carrying out a set of tasks to demonstrate their occupational pathway
  3. A professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

It will result in a combined grade of pass or distinction.

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