ABC Awards Level 1 - Award Fashion and Textiles (500/4308/0)

This is a five week course during which 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.

What you will study:

You will study 2 units, each 6 credits which, upon successful completion, will gain you the ABC Level 1 Award in Fashion and Textiles.

Pattern Construction (Industrial), 6 credits

You will be taught how to make flat patterns using a range of practical techniques; this will include measuring, basic lay planning and safe practice.

Garment Construction (Industrial), 6 credits

You will be taught basic technical knowledge and practical skills in garment construction and using industrial sewing machinery. Classes will include how to use interfacing, insert a zip and use an industrial presser safely.

How you will be taught

This is a very hands on course so right from the start, you will be learning practical processes. You will be inducted into Health and Safety procedures and policies to ensure you work safely amongst your fellow learners and teachers. Your progress will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure you are getting the most from the course.

What can I do once I have completed the course?

Upon successfully completing the course, you can seek employment with your new found skills or you can progress onto our –

Chiadi Lionel

“On the course I have learnt so many new skills. I came with no prior experience but I know that I am progressing well and feel confident in my abilities... I love that the course is practical and hands on. The setting is also an advantage. I would definitely recommend the perfect patterns courses and I would love to progress onto the Level 2 course.”

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Duration: 5 weeks
Tuition: Mon - Thurs - 6 hours per day

* Fee remission is available to those unemployed, looking for work and receiving valid benefits, and not on the work programme.

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!”