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​Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard implementation workshop

The Occupational Awards Limited is running an apprenticeship implementation workshop on 12 July in Nottingham. This free event is designed to support employers, training providers and colleges embarking on the new furniture apprenticeship standard.

The apprenticeship standard and assessment plan replaced previous frameworks from 1 December 2016 as part of the Government’s apprenticeship reform programme to make apprenticeships more rigorous and more responsive to employers.

Workshop content

The event will cover what you need to know and how you can prepare for the provision of the furniture manufacturer standard, this will include:

  • recruitment of apprentices and IAG provision
  • initial assessment and planning of learning and assessment
  • use of qualifications to support provision of the standard
  • progress, progress, progress
  • embedding English and mathematics
  • grading and moderation of qualifications
  • the gateway and preparation for end-point assessment.

  • Who would benefit from the event:

  • Trainers
  • Assessors
  • Internal Quality Assurers
  • Training Managers
  • Others responsible for furniture manufacturer apprenticeships

  • Event details

  • Date: Wednesday 12 July 2017
  • Venue: Webs Training, The Poplars, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2PD

  • For further details, or to reserve your place, email Sarah Marshall on or call +44 (0)1235 432 032.