APPRENTICESHIPS

Level 3 Certificate in Apparel Manufacturing Technology (500/5454/5)

This apprenticeship is made up of both college and work-based learning. With the support of a training provider units can be selected to create a tailored training package suitable for the required role.
 

Work-based units

The following units are mandatory:

  • Health, safety and security at work
  • Maintain the work area for manufacturing sewn products
  • Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather and materials

 
The following units are optional. Select a minimum of four units from only one group:
 

Garment Technologist pathway:

  • Identify and agree the construction of garments to be produced
  • Monitor compliance with requirements in garment construction
  • Create and maintain technical documents and records in garment construction
  • Contribute to the production of outsourced apparel products
  • Investigate markets, materials and styles
  • Produce final apparel product specification
  • Assess customer requirements and take measurements
  • Plan apparel production schedule
  • Illustrate a fashion design concept using CAD
  • Transfer product patterns into CAD systems
  • Create product specifications using CAD / CAM
  • Product lifecycle management using a CAD system

 

Pattern and Grading Technologist pathway:

  • Investigate markets, materials and styles
  • Produce final apparel product specification
  • Assess customer requirements and take measurements
  • Plan apparel production schedule
  • Transfer product patterns into CAD systems
  • Assess and develop given apparel designs
  • Produce block and graded patterns for apparel products
  • Produce prototype / sample patterns and assess for fit
  • Produce lay plans for apparel products
  • Make up apparel products from patterns
  • Product pattern development using a CAD system
  • Pattern grading using a CAD system
  • Lay planning using a CAD system

 

Sample Technologist pathway:

  • Investigate markets, materials and styles
  • Produce final apparel product specification
  • Assess customer requirements and take measurements
  • Plan apparel production schedule
  • Illustrate a fashion design concept using CAD
  • Create product specifications using CAD / CAM
  • Product lifecycle management using a CAD system
  • Make up and assemble apparel samples
  • Solve quality issues for sample apparel production
  • Produce sample garments for manufacture
  • Provide technical feedback on sample garments
  • Handle and measure garments to ensure compliance with requirements

Tehia McDermot

From Stitching Academy Level 1 to June Sarpong’s apprentice, Tehia has excelled since enrolling with the FTA.

“I am so overjoyed that I have been selected for this unique apprenticeship at this stage of my life. I have been dedicated in finding the best route to a career in Fashion. The timing feels like destiny. This opportunity will prepare me for a future that I have envisioned for myself. This is an amazing experience that I will make the most of. I look forward to learning, working hard and embracing the adventure that this opportunity will bring. Thank you!”

Marquel Williams-Braham

“I love working with Strictly, I’m learning at a fast pace which is motivating me – I love to learn! I feel and see my skills growing as I’m working on more and more advanced garments. I have the ability to show my passion, which is making clothes, whilst continuing to develop.”

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