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Course Overview:

This qualification aims to provide candidates with the skills needed to work within a sewn products job role. The programme enhances the skills and knowledge of those who work in any apparel and textiles business. This qualification was developed by the apparel sector and meets the needs of all types of clothing, furnishings and apparel businesses. Learners must show their competence by applying their knowledge and skills while carrying out a range of work activities.

Candidate Suitability:

Ideal for candidates that are working in the industry with little or no formal training, as well as those looking to enter the fashion, textile and apparel sector. The programme is ideal for sewing machinists, fabric menders, soft furnishers, tailors, dressmakers, cloth cutters and those involved in creating sewn products machinery.

Course Outline:

This competence based qualification is made up of individual units that create a fully accredited programme. Candidates are required to complete at least 4 units from a list of 12 to meet the criteria for achievement, collecting ‘credits’ for each unit they complete. There are 2 mandatory units that all learners must complete during the programme.

Course Units:




Candidates must achieve a total of 18 credits to achieve this course (8 of which are already taken by the Mandatory Units)

Unit Titles Unit Ref Credits
MANDATORY: Health, safety & security at work K/502/1072 3
MANDATORY: Maintaining the work area for manufacturing sewn products M/502/1073 5
Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather & materials T/502/1074 5
Cutting materials for manufacturing sewn products R/502/1079 5
Carry out the sewing process J/502/1080 5
Carry out the tape sealing process in the production of clothing & related items R/502/1082 5
Carry out hand pressing in the sewing process Y/502/1083 5
Dyeing fabric J/502/4030 5
Dyeing sewn garments J/502/4027 5
Rotary fabric printing L/502/4028 5
Screen printing individual items / garments R/502/4029 5
Carry out textile manufacturing operations L/502/4031 5

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 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:

Candidates who achieve the Level 2 qualification can progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Apparel Manufacturing Technology, if their job role is sufficiently challenging and varied to meet the unit requirements.


This programme must demonstrate competence over a sufficient period of time which can be within 6-8 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 to all businesses. The cost is between £1,000 and 3,450.*

Funding is available for eligible candidates. Where full funding can be apportioned, the Centre will endeavour to find funding support for your business. This programme can be converted into an Apprenticeship.

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

01484 346500