13.06.2018

Promoting our courses at the JCP

Daniel and Ana have been busy this week promoting our Stitching Academy and FTA courses at Job Centres in London. Daniel was at Medina Road in Finsbury Park and Barnsbury JCP in Islington and Ana talked to potential learners in Hackney.

Ana said: ‘It was a very enjoyable experience and I met some very nice people who were interested in doing our courses who needed help and advice in choosing the appropriate training plan for them. I was more than happy to be of assistance and I cannot wait to see them starting at the Fashion Technology Academy. I think they are going to love it here! Thank you to the Hackney JCP staff for making me feel welcome. I cannot wait to go back and meet potential new learners, also best wishes to the new starters joining us soon!’

Daniel said: ‘I met some inspirational people from Reed Yes! Programme who help young people achieving their dreams. I also had the pleasure to discuss one of our former learners with one of the work coaches who is now running his own business! A big thank you for the team at Medina road and Barnsbury JCP who kindly hosted me and signposted learners my way. I met some highly motivated students who are due to start next week and I look forward to future students joining the FTA!’  

The main courses are:

Perfect Patterns level 1 and 2: The level 1 course does not require previous experience. Within five weeks you will learn the fundamentals of pattern making: how to draft blocks and use them to create your patterns. You will practice taking standard and personal measurements and apply them to your patterns effectively. We will teach you using a range of methods and techniques including the unique Telestia system. The level 2 course will allow you to build on the knowledge from the level 1 and produce a range of valuable, in demand and technical pattern drafting and cutting skills within a ten week period. There are four units learners will be working towards and a writing assignment element also.

STITCHING Academy Level 1 and 2 - The level 1 Stitching course does not require previous experience. Within six weeks, you will learn how to make garments using an industrial sewing machines and how to operate them safely. The level 2 Stitching course will allow them to build on the knowledge from the level 2 and produce a more complex garment within a twelve week period. There are five units learners will be working towards and a writing assignment element also.

Progression opportunities from our level 2 courses would be joining a level 3 apprenticeship programme which is 18 months long and equivalent of two A levels. You would be required to work four days a week with an employer and one day train with us towards the qualification.

The FTA was set up by a grant from Haringey Council and a soft loan from asos.com and in line with recent CBI reports issued in July 2018 there is real optimism and confidence in the world of manufacturing today. 47% of manufacturers interviewed confirmed that their orders were up on the year compared to just 17% who said their orders were down.

The FTA opens their doors to all local providers and social interest groups that want to upskill their attendees. Haringey is undertaking a major transformation and Fashion Enter is proud to be part of the regeneration of Haringey Council.