Living and Commercial Spaces Designer Apprenticeship – Your views needed

The Kitchen Education Trust (TKET) has gained approval from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education to develop a new degree apprenticeship. Once complete, this will be supported by the Government’s apprenticeship scheme and will be available for universities to offer across England.

Employers, with the support of TKET, the KBSA and training professionals, have been working hard to write the content of this new apprenticeship and now need a wider perspective. To make sure that they meet the needs of the widest cross-section of organisations, they need the industry’s help.

The apprenticeship is aimed at designers who work in a range of environments from bespoke design retail showrooms or studios to divisions of large national retailers, client’s homes and office environments. This includes bespoke design, creative skills and related services for sophisticated kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, home offices, boats and connected living spaces, these can be multi-generational and accessible orientated designs. Work can also involve one-off commercial developments such as bespoke furniture within hotels, bars, offices, leisure, education, communal spaces and health centre projects.

You can download a copy of the proposed standard here.

If you are an employer, training provider, assessment organisation or potential apprentice, we encourage you to complete this survey before 31st October 2022. It only takes 10 minutes and it gives you the chance to influence the content of these future apprenticeships.


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