This qualification will equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and values to participate effectively in workplace activities within the Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) manufacturing industries. Learners achieving this qualification will be able to contribute to CTFL manufacturing processes.
This qualification has been developed for mobility across similar trades within the furniture industry.
This qualification will allow learners access to the National Certificate in Furniture Making (Wood): NQF level 3 as well as providing a foundation for learning in the area of construction carpentry and joinery – vertical articulation.
The structure of the qualification allows a worker in the furniture industry to gain skills in any or all of the four key disciplines (wood machining, cabinet making, finishing, upholstery) without the need for a separate qualification – horizontal articulation.
Horizontal articulation also exists with National Certificates in other furniture manufacturing trades, for example Coffin Making.