Have Your Say On Furniture Making Qualifications

We’ve had a request from the Furniture & Interiors Education, Skills & Training Alliance (FIESTA) to ask for our input into a review of the National Occupational Standards, which underpin industry qualifications and are used to inform professional development.

NOS set down industry expectations of performance and achievement in the roles and the specific knowledge and skills staff need to perform effectively. They describe what an individual needs to do, know and understand in order to carry out a particular job role or function. NOS set out industry-agreed benchmarks for expected job performance and the specific knowledge and skills necessary to do the job well.

NOS form the bedrock of qualification design and training and learning content – including apprenticeships across the devolved nations. For NOS to be accurate they rely on industry inputting into them so they reflect the most recent technological or process methods or working practices.

Employer involvement will ensure the benchmark industry standards of performance and effective working keep pace with changing industry needs.

We now welcome input from businesses like yours to make sure they fully reflect your needs. This is your opportunity to review and, where required, revise/update the current NOS to reflect the needs of the industry.

The standards under review are listed in the boxout. They don’t cover mattress manufacture but will be relevant to anyone making bases or headboards.

If you would like to join the working group. have any issues completing this or any questions please contact lisa.williamson@bfm.org.uk.

National Bed Federation Have Your Say On Furniture Making Qualifications

To complete the consultation, you will need to follow the link(s) below and fill out the online survey. This consultation closes on 30th November 2018.

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