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ACADEMY PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

ATTENDANCE

Week 1 : Monday to Friday

09:00 – 13:00 each day 4 hours per day

(20 hours per week)

LEARNING CONTENT/ DETAIL

Introductions. Safety briefings. Portfolio building. Machinery overview. Machine parts and exploring lockstitch, overlocker, button-hole equipment. Cutting tools and equipment. Lockstitch trainability practice/exercises. Ongoing tutoring and training throughout the week.

Week 2 : Monday to Friday

09:00 – 13:00 each day, 4 hours per day

(20 hours per week)

Refresh and review. Sewing templates, understanding lockstitch machinery, design, principles. Practical accuracy, back tacking, speed and efficiency, practical exercises, formal progress review.

Week 3 : Monday to Friday

09:00 – 13:00 each day, 4 hours per day

(20 hours per week)

Refresh and review. Sewing templates, understanding the overlocker and button-hole machinery, design, principles and methods of use. Practical accuracy, speed and efficiency, practical exercises.

Week 4 : Monday to Friday

09:00 – 13:00 each day, 4 hours per day

(20 hours per week)

Workshop organisation. Process of zip insertion and practical use, quality control and fault analysis and processing, top pressing and under-pressing.

Week 5 : Monday to Friday

09:00 – 13:00 each day 4 hours per day

(20 hours per week)

Refresh and review. Industry efficiency and speed testing (with practical assessments). Theory of needle sizing and type, understanding seam types and applications (flat seams, reinforced seams and hems).

Week 6 : Monday to Friday

09:00 – 13:00 each day 4 hours per day

(20 hours per week)

Practical assignments using all cutting apparatus and machinery. Formal assessment. Portfolio finalisation. Sample work and programme project.
*For job seekers – work readiness assessments, CV, interview prep*

FINAL ASSESSMENT, REVIEW, JOB INTERVIEW, POTENTIAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IDENTIFIED

PAID EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE FASHION, TEXTILE, APPAREL AND FURNISHINGS INDUSTRY

ENROLMENT ONTO THE FORMAL INDUSTRY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

FASHION ACADEMY : FURTHER INFORMATION

The Centre of Excellence will provide complete support for all aspects of advertising vacancies, review, interviewing, selection, pre-screening, induction training and work placement.

 

Candidates will be screened and offered employment where a vacancy exists within a local company and meets both the needs of the business and the preferences of the candidate.

 

After completing a two-month probationary period in the workplace, candidates can be enrolled onto the ABC Awards Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Manufacturing Apparel Products.

 

Candidates will be able to continue to develop their skills through this programme, which will be delivered at the candidate’s place of work. A ‘day release’ scheme will allow candidates to access to the FIT Academy one day per week.

The timescale for achieving an apprenticeship is a minimum of 12 months (from enrolment). Where a job role provides sufficient opportunity learners are offered progression onto the Manufacturing Apparel Products Advanced Apprenticeship.