Fitted Interiors Apprenticeship (Intermediate Level 2)

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Course Information

  • Course Code: TCC251
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Validated by: C Skills Awards
Overview

This Apprenticeship includes learning about the installation of kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms; this is usually onsite at the customer's commercial or domestic premises. An Apprenticeship in Fitted Interiors will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of routine activities. You could be working in a construction environment where your duties could encompass many areas of kitchen & bathroom fitting such as installing fitted furniture in the workplace and conforming to all aspects of health and safety law. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.

Showing enthusiasm, good communication skills, providing proof of a mature attitude and problem solving skills will all help an Apprenticeship application and an Apprentice's successful completion of the framework in this industry. Previous work experience in a production environment is a valuable foundation for entry into this pathway. You will also require manual skills which will involve working with your hands, handling heavy equipment, and spending long periods standing; so physical fitness is important. Good attention to detail is very important as is good hand-eye coordination.

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

What will I study?
  • Installing fitted furniture in the workplace e.g. cupboards
  • Installing basic plumbing e.g. waste pipes
  • Working safely and following company procedures
  • Interpret drawings and determine the quality/quantity of tools and materials
  • Safely moving and handling resources in the workplace
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration /assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
What can I do next?

The following will help you in your course:

  • Developing your craft and technical skills
  • Experience in Fitted Interiors
  • Enthusiasm and pride in your work.

Participating in relevant in-house company training or external learning, where offered is key to moving forward in the industry. Broadening and developing your skill base by progression into other job roles within the Furniture industry (horizontal progression) will help lead to progression into higher level jobs such as Team Leader/Supervisor, or into other functional areas such as design, marketing, sales, planning, procurement, finance or warehouse and distribution.

Your Study Programme

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Future income

Salaries while training can be between £12,000 and £16,000 a year. Qualified fitters can earn from £17,000 to £25,000 a year.

Self-employed fitters set their own rates.

 

Traineeships

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

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