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Furniture Industry Knowledge Standard

Everything you need to know for a head start in the furniture industry

The first ever industry course that prepares for real life situations within the admin, sales support, procurement and quotations environments!

What better way to learn than from someone embedded within an industry for a decade?
Sign up to quickly learn the ropes and catch up to the team you'll be joining.
Replace up to a year of shadowing others with this video course and improve your chances of passing the 3 month trial period.

Learn the history, industry lingo, best practices, manufacturing methods, your relationship with finance, design and installation teams as well as how to organise your time, which you will never have enough of - that's a promise!

Call to discuss pricing 0203 488 1843 or email [email protected]


"As a body of knowledge for people joining the contract furniture industry, this training course will provide a great introduction to all aspects of the industry - from the history of office design and office furniture through to best practice hints and tips, information on electrical standards and logistics, health and safety as well as tendering best practice, this course covers a lot of ground. Well researched, informative and easy to understand - well done Michael! "

- Matthew Green, Project Manager & Business Analyst, Financial Times

“Having worked in the contract furniture industry for some years, I took the course wanting to have a fresh overview of all the areas involved in my daily work. The FIKS course has given me a good overview of the contract furniture industry with the most up-to-date information. The course content has a good balance between theory, products and practical application. It is interactive plus you can review the content at your own pace. I think it is a good introduction to the industry for all the people who are just getting into it and helps people who have been in the industry to broaden their knowledge.”

- Elizabeth Flores Rivas, Bids & Tenders Coordinator, Tsunami Axis

"Totally new to the industry, I did the FIKS course and it was really helpful. Despite me also learning English, it is very easy to understand. Thanks to this course I have quickly been able to run small projects successfully and with confidence. I strongly recommend taking this course whether you are new to the industry or not, as many of the things covered during FIKS are things I believe everyone can benefit from!"

- Xacobe Suárez, A&D, Pi Group Ltd

"I found this course very useful in giving a clear overview to every department involved in the process with in the furniture industry. Providing an insight to the current British standards, that all involved should be mindful of, at any stage of a project is perfect in setting a high standard of knowledge for new people starting in the industry. I found some great tips and advice in general with my favourite unit being the history of furniture and how the industry was influenced by so may designs. As a whole I found this course very enjoyable and easy to use, I would highly recommend it"

- Edan Ward, Sales Support & Procurement, Tsunami Axis

Your Instructor


Michael Kowalski
Michael Kowalski

Industry veteran with experience in manufacturing and dealership environments. Furniture fanatic who worked with both large and small furniture organisations.

Now sharing the knowledge with you!

Visit my Linkedin profile to learn more about me, my past experience and what others have to say about me!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelkowalskilondon/


Course Curriculum


  Course introduction
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  Industry history
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  Major historical designers
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  Industry structure
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  Main product groups and basic terminology
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  Design module
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  Quotations
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  Procurement
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  Finance
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  Logistics
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  Installations
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  Health & Safety
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  Work efficiency & Ergonomics
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  Tender response
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  Standards - ISO/FSC Etc
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  Pop-up quiz
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  Industry supplementary
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  A final note from the author
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts when you are enrolled. You are encouraged to finish the course within 2 weeks of enrolment. If there's anything standing in your way from completing it, get in touch with the author 0203 488 1843. Other than that, the course is completely self-paced.
How long do I have access to the course?
You can review the course content and refresh your knowledge for a further 2 weeks after completing your course.
What if I don't understand any part of the material?
We are more than happy to discuss any part of the course material and explain or provide additional resources to ensure your success in completing the course. Don't hesitate to get in touch!