Level 3

Advanced Upholsterer

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

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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.

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