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Fashion and Textiles

Course Code: AFT1
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Award
  • Awarding body: Award - ABC
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Thursday and Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm

What's it all about?

The Level 1 Award in Fashion and Textiles is designed to develop your practical skills in pattern cutting, garment construction, stitching skills, and more.

Underpinning this qualification are broad industry skills and a sound knowledge of the fashion, textiles and upholstery industries.

You will be introduced to stitching skills using industrial machines; pattern design, making and cutting; and creative illustration of your own patterns and styles. A range of techniques and methods are introduced, and industry requirements for the various careers within the textiles industry presented.

Course information

You will study the following units:

  • principles of fashion and design
  • health and safety
  • pattern construction
  • garment construction
  • stitching skills
  • textiles industry knowledge.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment will be carried out via practical observation, completion of assignments and externally marked exams.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop a basic level of skills allowing you to move on to employment, progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Fashion and Textiles or an Apprenticeship, or consider starting your own fashion and textiles business.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Elected Officers and Representatives

£142,360.02

Potential salary

£14,376.99

Entry level salary

£60,151.29

Average salary

2

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