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TVET Council Barbados

Furniture Finishing Level 1 (CVQ)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for individuals working in the furnishing industry who wish to acquire knowledge of basic furniture finishing techniques, including coating surfaces either by hand or by spray painting: for example:

  • Carpenters/Joiners
  • Woodwork Apprentices
  • Cabinet Makers
  • Painters

This list is not exhaustive and only serves to illustrate the breadth of the qualification.

How it is structured?

To be awarded this  Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), candidates must successfully complete all mandatory units plus a minimum of any three (3) Level One units and any two (2) Level Two units.

What does it covers?

The mandatory units include:

  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Move and store materials and products
  • Finish a basic furniture finishing product
  • Use furniture finishing hand and power tools
  • Remove surface coatings
  • Prepare surface for finishing
  • Maintain spray equipment and booth
  • Apply surface coatings by hand and spray gun
  • Apply stains, fillers and bleach

The optional units include:

  • Operate basic woodworking machines
  • Assemble furnishing components
  • Dismante/reassemble furniture
  • Apply traditional French polishing techniques
  • Match and make up colours
  • Craft a personal entrepreneurial strategy
  • Repair and touch up surfaces

Where is it available?

There are no assessment centres offering this qualification at this time. For further information email us at or call (246) 435-3096 or (246) 228-3383.
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