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The Level 3 Diploma in Textile Design & Manufacture has been designed to give candidates a good working knowledge of general textile technology.

The flexible delivery of the training and content aligned more closely to individual company requirements reduces the amount of time away from the workplace (15 days at the Centre). The number of guided learning hours is normally around 260 with a credit value of 37.


To gain the Level 3 Diploma in Textile Design & Manufacture, candidates must undertake assessments for three mandatory units plus 2 units from option group B, plus the associated assignment. Candidates may also take additional units from option group B to enhance their knowledge and skills. A certificate of unit credit will be issued for any such unit achieved (see over).


On successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Textile Design & Manufacture. This qualification is awarded by ABC.

The qualification will open up opportunities to progress to higher level qualifications including:

  • Foundation Degree course
  • Honours Level Degree course

Course Delivery: The course is delivered by qualified tutors

Venue: Textile Centre of Excellence.

Duration: 15 one-day sessions

Cost: See Price List for information.

Contact: Lee Harrison or a member of the Training Team

Group A Mandatory Units (a minimum of 23 credits required) Level Credit Value
Managing health and safety and employment rights and responsibilities within the textile industry 3 7
General Textile Technology 3 9
Managing Quality Standards – textile production 3 7
Group B Optional Units (a minimum of 14 credits required) Level Credit Value
Fibre and Yarn Processing 3 7
Weft Knitting 3 7
Warp Knitting and Lace 3 7
Weaving 3 7
Narrow fabric manufacture 3 7
Carpet manufacturing processes 3 7
Non woven fabric manufacture 3 7
Textiles dying and printing 3 7
Textile finishing 3 7
Knitted fabric design 3 7
Woven fabric design 3 7
Knitwear and Hosiery Design and Makeup 3 7
Textile testing 3 7
Managing own working relationships within textile production 3 9


  • Learners must sign and date all work that they produce themselves. This is verifying that they have produced the submitted work.
  • Learners must also complete a Statement of Authenticity and include it in their portfolio.
  • Assessment of the award will be carried out by the course tutor (assessor) and verified by an Internal Verifier working at the centre. Assessment will be in the form of 2 ‘phase tests’ and 3 written assignments, together with a portfolio of evidence covering the ‘practical’ exercises.
  • All work will be moderated externally by an External Verifier appointed by the awarding body, ABC Awards.

Enquire:  To make a general enquiry about this course please contact us.

01484 346500