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Course Overview

This qualification aims to provide candidates with the knowledge needed to work within a practical, textile manufacturing or apparel production job role.

Candidate Suitability

The ABC Level 2 Certificate in Apparel, Footwear, leather or Textile production provides you with the underpinning knowledge of textile design and manufacturing, enabling you to possibly progress into the following job roles: textile operative; sewing machinist; linker; knitter; cloth cutter; clothing sewing machinist.

Course Outline

This competence based qualification is made up of individual units that create a fully accredited programme. Learners must achieve a minimum of 20 credits and a maximum of 21 credits from one pathway. This must include 9 credits from the mandatory units




Candidates must achieve a total of 27 credits to achieve this course (8 of which are already taken by the Mandatory Units)

Mandatory Unit Titles Unit Ref Credits
Introduction and history of the apparel, footwear, leather or textile industry D/600/1718 1
Understanding health and safety and associated employer rights and responsibilities within the apparel, footwear, leather or textile industry K/600/1723 3
Developing working relationships within the apparel, footwear, leather or textile industry T/600/1725 2
Maintain quality standards in apparel, footwear, leather or textile production F/600/1727 3
Apparel Pathway
Apparel manufacturing techniques – the production process J/600/1728 4
Apparel manufacturing techniques – sewing and making-up operations L/600/1729 4
Materials used in the manufacturing of apparel L/600/1732 4
Textiles Pathway
Materials and processes used in the manufacture of textile goods M/600/2047 5
Textile manufacturing techniques T/600/2048 6

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 qualifications, 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. The cost is between £1,000 and 3,450.* 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.

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

01484 346500