Fashion Apparel

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Course Specifics

Category:
Art, Design & Fashion
Level:
Advanced
Audience:
Apprenticeships
Attendance:
Apprenticeship
Duration:
12-18 months
Interview Required:
Yes
Starts:
Continuous
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
Ask for details
Funding Assisted:
Yes
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Course overview

Depending on the pathway taken, key units include:

  • Apparel manufacturing techniques and the production process
  • Apparel manufacturing techniques including sewing and making-up operations
  • Materials used in the manufacture of apparel
  • Developing working relationships
  • Maintaining quality standards

Who is this course for?

This Apprenticeship is available at Advanced level and allows you to study towards a recognised qualification whilst in paid employment. Applicants to this Apprenticeship could be a mix of age and experience. As a guide, applicants may come from a range of routes including: work or work experience training and/or experience which could include a portfolio showing what you have done, Intermediate Apprenticeship, vocational or academic qualification(s).

What other experience will I gain?

The Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship will prepare you with the technical and practical skills which the sector needs to be able to compete effectively. You will specialise in one of the five main areas - Apparel, Textiles, Footwear, Leather goods and Saddlery.

Where will this lead?

On completion of this Apprenticeship you will be qualified to work in a variety of roles such as a cloth cutter, clothing sewing machinist, tape sealer, hand presser, quality control inspector, clothing presser, or dressmaker. If you embark upon further training this could lead on to a more senior position as a team leader/supervisor, dressmaker, bespoke pattern cutter (manual/CAD), garment technologist, production pattern cutter (manual/CAD), sample machinist, clothing alteration hand, or pattern grader (manual/CAD).

What are my career options?

What Ofsted say

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