Course Overview:

This qualification provides the technical skills needed within a variety of roles involved in the creation of sewn products.

It is designed to provide an opportunity to develop and enhance competence in the workplace as well as develop specific industry knowledge, ensuring a learner’s skills are recognised and valued throughout the sector.

Candidate Suitability:

This competence based qualification is aimed at individuals operating within a garment and soft furnishings job role such as garment technologists, pattern and grading operatives, sample machinists and technicians, handcraft garment makers and individuals whose role is expanding into new technical or supervisory area.

Course Outline:

The programme is made up of 7 work related units which measure a person’s capability and job competency. There are 3 mandatory units and up to 4 optional units that learners must undertake and achieve.

Course Delivery:

This programme is delivered using a range of taught sessions and assessment. The Centre’s assessment team will deliver the majority of this programme on client site. Occasional attendance at the Centre may be required. The programme will be delivered by industry specialists, approved by the awarding organisation (ABC Awards).

Course Units

Learners must undertake 3 mandatory units as identified below:

MANDATORY UNITS UNIT REF CREDIT VALUE
Health, safety and security at work [K/502/1072] 3
Maintaining the work area for manufacturing sewn products [M/502/1073] 5
Maintain quality of production with textiles, leather and materials [T/502/1074] 5

Optional Units:

Learners will be expected to select OPTIONAL UNITS that most closely match the job role they are performing. The full list of optional units is below:

Garment Technologist Pathway (Option Units) Pattern and Grading Technologist Pathway (Option Units)
Identify/agree construction of garments to be produced [J/502/0866] Investigate markets, materials and styles [R/502/0899]
Monitor compliance requirements garment construction [L/502/0867] Produce final apparel product specification [A/502/0900]
Create/maintain documents in garment construction [D/502/0873] Assess customer requirements and take measurements [F/502/0901]
Contribute to production of outsourced apparel products [T/502/0877] Plan apparel production schedule [J/502/0902]
Investigate markets, materials and styles [R/502/0899] Transfer product patterns into CAD systems[H/503/5830]
Produce final apparel product specification [A/502/0900] Assess and develop given apparel designs [A/502/0878]
Assess customer requirements and take measurements [F/502/0901] Produce block and graded patterns for apparel products [F/502/0879]
Plan apparel production schedule [J/502/0902] Produce prototype / sample patterns and assess for fit [T/502/0880]
Illustrate a fashion design concept using CAD [T/503/5847] Produce lay plans for apparel products [A/502/0881]
Transfer product patterns into CAD systems [H/503/5830] Make up apparel products from patterns [F/502/0882]
Create product specifications using CAD/CAM [A/503/5848] Product pattern development using a CAD system [K/503/5845]
Product lifecycle management using a CAD system [F/503/5849] Pattern grading using a CAD system [M/503/5832]
  Lay planning using a CAD system [R/503/5841]
Handcraft Garment Maker Pathway (Option Units) Sample Technologist Pathway (Option Units)
Produce final apparel product specification [A/502/0900] Investigate markets, materials and styles [R/502/0899]
Assess customer requirements and take measurements [F/502/0901] Produce final apparel product specification [A/502/0900]
Plan apparel production schedule [J/502/0902] Assess customer requirements and take measurements [F/502/0901]
Illustrate a fashion design concept using CAD [T/503/5847] Plan apparel production schedule [J/502/0902]
Transfer product patterns into CAD systems [H/503/5830] Illustrate a fashion design concept using CAD [T/503/5847]
Create product specifications using CAD/CAM [A/503/5848] Create product specifications using CAD/CAM [A/503/5848]
Product lifecycle management using a CAD system [F/503/5849] Product lifecycle management using a CAD system [F/503/5849]
Product pattern development using a CAD system [K/503/5845] Make up and assemble apparel samples [L/502/0903]
Pattern grading using a CAD system [M/503/5832] Solve quality issues for sample apparel production [A/502/0895]
Lay planning using a CAD system [R/503/5841] Produce sample garments for manufacture [F/502/0896]
Assemble garments for fitting [J/502/0883] Provide technical feedback on sample garments [J/502/0897]
Complete garment to customer specification [D/502/0887] Handle/measure garments to ensure compliance [L/502/0898]
Fit and re-cut garments to customer requirements [R/502/0885]  
Construct and adapt patterns to customer requirements [D/502/0890]  
Layup, mark-in and cut materials [T/502/0894]  
Make up and assemble apparel samples [L/502/0903]  

Course Assessment:

Candidates will produce a portfolio of evidence (coursework) throughout the learning programme. This portfolio will be used to assess the learner’s competence and will be verified by the awarding organisation through external moderation.

Progression Opportunities:

Opportunities for further progression are available and might include:

  • Foundation Degree in Textiles
  • ILM Level 3 Award in First Line Management

Duration:

This programme must demonstrate competence over a sufficient period of time which can be within 18-24 months. If this programme is part of an apprenticeship, the overall framework will take a minimum of 12 months.

Costs and Funding:

This course is available on a commercial basis. The cost is between £1,000 and £6,070.* Funding may be available for eligible candidates. Where full funding can be apportioned, the Centre will endeavour to find funding support the costs of this programme. This course can be converted into an Apprenticeship.

Contact:

Enquire:  To make a general enquiry about this course, or to book,  please contact us.

01484 346500