Fashion Technology Academy - Apprenticeship Tutor

Job Title: Apprenticeship Tutor

Area of Work: Fashion Technology Academy (FTA)

Reporting To: Head of Department/CEO

Job Purpose:

To undertake teaching and related duties that fully support students throughout their learning journey and provide them with a high quality learning experience.

Main duties:

1. To plan, deliver and assess qualification in Fashion and Textiles including; sewing, production, fashion studio, product technologist, pattern cutting and bespoke tailoring apprenticeships from level 2 up to level 5.

2. To promote the highest possible standards in teaching and assessing, IQA, customer care, equality & diversity, health & safety practices, PREVENT, safeguarding and all other associated requirements, for the benefit of learners and the wider community served by the FTA.

3. To safeguard and promote the welfare of all learners served by the FTA, including young people, vulnerable adults, SEN and ALN.

4. To participate in the learner recruitment process for all courses and qualifications including all IAG, diagnostics and inductions.

5. To identify, assess, and adapt to learners’ needs throughout the learners’ programme of study in line with the FTA’s and client’s Internal and External Quality Assurance (IQA and EQA) requirements in a timely manner.

6. To plan, design and deliver learning programmes/sessions and facilitate learning in line with course aims, objectives, type of assessment, accreditation and client requirements.

7. To monitor, evaluate and improve the quality and effectiveness of learning programmes, sessions and own practice and to help other teachers and technicians to achieve the same high standards.

8. To undertake specific course leadership including; reporting on learners’ progress, be responsible for achievement rates and progression

9. To fully participate in, and assist with, external audits, quality assessments and accreditation applications/assessments.

10. To contribute to enrichment calendars and CPPD sessions where required and marketing activities, articles, social media and events.

11. To engage with the production and fashion studio staff to understand industry best practices and standards

12. To engage with government bodies, awarding bodies and other stakeholders within fashion.

Job Activities:

Learner Recruitment

1. To assist in the admission and enrolment process of learners, in line with all agreed policies and procedures of the FTA, SFA and clients. And in doing so to seek to ensure that all students (actual and potential) are placed on the appropriate programme for their needs and abilities.

Identify and assess learners’ needs

2. To assist learners in accessing learning support as appropriate and refer learners to the appropriate other areas of the business such as patterns, fashioncapital.co.uk etc.

3. To assist in the induction process and stages of Information Advice & Guidance (IAG) throughout the year, in line with agreed policies and procedures.

4. To act as a tutor for an identified cohort(s) of learners and to take responsibility for all learning, assessment and action planning associated with the cohort. Complete all paperwork for the cohort in a timely manner.

Plan, Design and Deliver Learning Programmes and Facilitate Learning

5. To provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities that maximise learner participation and involvement in all aspects of the learning process to stretch and challenge each learner.

6. To teach on appropriate courses and to undertake associated duties related to the learners’ progress, including contact logs, learner packs, and the assessment of work, providing feedback, setting targets, following up on attendance, writing reports and attending employer reviews.

7. To ensure that learners’ English, maths, and ICT skills are developed across all subject areas.

8. To use innovative, high quality learning methods, modes of delivery and resources, including E-Learning that are responsive to the needs of individual learners.

9. To create and develop high quality resources and programmes that stretches learning.

10. To undertake administrative and organisational duties associated with teaching including: processing of essential forms of data, preparation, marking of registers, assessments, examinations, educational guidance, scheme of work, lesson plans, group profile, individual learner profile, resource planning, VLE updates, and any other associated duties.

Monitor, Evaluate and Improve the Quality and Effectiveness of Learning Programmes, Sessions and Own Practice

11. To carry out course related quality processes and contribute to the preparation of documentation as appropriate.

12. To contribute to the self-assessment process, QIP and SAR.

13. To provide appropriate monitoring and quality documentation/statistics as required using standard FTA, SFA, awarding body, and client systems.

14. To attend meetings as appropriate, including all relevant team meetings held to monitor the learning experience, and to contribute to the implementation and review of action plans through the FTA quality assurance systems.

15. To undertake FTA training and development as required and to take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with developments in their professional area and also in the practice of teaching and learning. Also to assist with the training and development of other, less senior, members of staff.

Course Leadership

16. To carry out tasks related to a cohort including induction, examination entry, recording of results and progression and discipline records and to report on the progress of individuals and the cohort.

17. To participate in careers events/open days and other marketing opportunities as appropriate and assist in the preparation of course leaflets and publicity materials.

18. To manage student behaviour in line with published policy and procedure, in classrooms and generally across FTA.

19. To develop learners’ employability skills and identify work related and other progression opportunities for learners.

20. To promote equality and diversity in the delivery and practice of the Curriculum Area.

21. To act as an assessor and internal verifier, as appropriate.


22. To provide assistance and cover for colleagues as necessary, taking on additional projects as required.

Qualifications Required:

  • Relevant degree/professional/vocational qualification at level 3 or above
  • Level 2 (or above) English qualification
  • Level 2 Maths qualification
  • Teaching qualification in line with current FE requirements, or the willingness to obtain one
  • Attendance at recent training and updating events in the relevant area


  • Teaching or training experience
  • Significant experience within a relevant profession/subject area (fashion and textiles/Bespoke Tailoring)
  • Understanding or experience of promoting and embedding widening participation, inclusive learning and equal opportunities
  • Experience of administration and organisation to ensure the achievement of deadlines
  • Experience of continuous quality improvement
  • Experience of contributing to a curriculum area to ensure high quality outcomes as measured by recruitment, retention, achievement, progression
  • Experience of curriculum and development

Special Abilities and Aptitudes:

  • Computer literacy and IT skills
  • Progression of excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to deliver a good or outstanding learning session
  • Commitment to putting learners and learning at the forefront of all actions
  • Ability to use an appropriate range of learning resources to promote high quality teaching and learning
  • Ability to work collaboratively and supportively as part of a team
  • Ability to work both under direction and on personal initiative
  • Aptitude for proactive identification and solution of problems and barriers to effective working
  • Ability to identify the appropriate support for the language, literacy and numeracy needs of learners
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet targets and deadlines
  • Ability to adopt a customer/learner orientated approach

Other requirements:

  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners, minors, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Commitment to working with diversity and a range of ability levels
  • Commitment to the highest possible levels of health & safety and safeguarding for students, staff and others
  • Flexible approach to hours and duties
  • Ability and willingness to undertake continuous professional & personal development
  • To have strong sense of purpose and the drive to achieve agreed goals
  • Be of a positive disposition and a strong team player

To apply please send your CV to andres@fashion-enter.com