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Course Overview:

This qualification aims to provide candidates with the skills needed to work within a practical, textile manufacturing job role. The programme enhances the skills and knowledge of those who work in any textile business.

The qualification was developed by Employers in the textile manufacturing industry and meets the needs of all types of manufacturing disciplines.

Learners must show their competence by applying their knowledge and skills while carrying out a range of work activities.

Candidate Suitability:

This qualification is suitable for candidates within the various sectors of the Textile Manufacturing Industry such as yarn preparation, fabric preparation, production, dyeing and finishing.

Specific job roles could include Textile Technician, Dyeing Technician, Weaving Technician and Laboratory Technician.

Course Outline:

This competence based qualification is made up of individual units that create a fully accredited programme.

This qualification is made up of a minimum of 37 credits, 34 of which must be at Level 3 or above. 12 credits must come from the mandatory units and at least 25 credits from optional units.




Candidates must achieve a total of 37 credits to achieve this course (12 of which are already taken by the Mandatory Units)

Unit Titles Credits
MANDATORY: Health, safety & security at work 3
MANDATORY: Contribute to the continuous improvement of operations 9
Group B Optional Units
Configure and prove production machinery [J/502/6120] 8
Monitor and sustain equipment performance [L/502/6121] 8
Service textile machinery and equipment [R/502/6122] 8
Provide technical input to bulk production [Y/502/6123] 8
Conduct sample analysis [D/502/6124] 8
Produce prototype samples [H/502/6125] 8
Conduct pre-production trials [K/502/6126] 8
Contribute to product development [M/502/6127] 9
  Develop designs for textile products [D/502/6138] 8
  Develop colour recipes for initial colour samples[K/502/6143] 8
  Prove colour recipes for bulk production [H/502/6142] 8
  Develop finishing processes and produce samples [A/502/6146] 8
  Prove finishing routines for bulk production [L/502/6152] 8
  Control textile testing procedures [D/502/6155] 8
  Check calibration of equipment [F/502/6164] 8
  Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements [H/600/9609] 5
  Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team [Y/600/9669] 5
  Group C Optional Units
  Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility [Y/600/9588] 6
  Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility [T/600/9601] 5
  Develop working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders [K/600/9661] 4

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:

Opportunities for further progression are available and might include:

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


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 £6,000.* 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 please contact us.

01484 346500