STITCHING SKILLS

LEVEL 1

Award - Stitching Academy (500/4308/0)


Stitching Academy is a six week course, where you can learn the fundamentals of using a variety of industrial sewing machines: how to set them up and use them safely, maintain the machines and identify the correct settings for the fabric.


You will practice a variety of sewing techniques to produce a range of stitch samples, measuring, cutting and constructing a basic pattern, and learn to identify what is good and poor quality.


What you will study:

You will study 3 units, each 4 credits which, upon successful completion, will gain you the ABC Level 1 Award in Fashion and Textiles.


Using Industrial Sewing Machinery, 4 credits

In this unit you will develop their skills in the use of industrial sewing machinery. This includes how to identify the main parts of an overlocker and flatbed straight stitch machines, demonstrate how to thread them correctly, insert the bobbin, adjust the tension and produce a range of sewing tests.


Industrial Sewing Operations, 4 credits

In this unit you will develop skills in the use of industrial sewing machinery. This includes how to use a lockstitch machine to produce a range of seam and hem samples, join fabric with an overlocker and adjust stitch tension appropriately to achieve a suitable finish.


Inspection of Finished Sewn Products, 4 credits

In this unit you will learn about the inspection process involved when inspecting finished sewn products. You will then be required to demonstrate that you can inspect finished products. This includes recognising what happens after a passed and failed inspection and identifying the relevant tools, machinery and documents needed during the inspection process.


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 Stitching Academy Level 2 course or apply for an apprenticeship.

Shana

“Since starting the Stitching Academy Level 1 course I have learnt a variety of skills and gained experience with using machinery and overlockers. Even though I have only been on the course for a short period of time, I am able to make my own garments already.”

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!”

Apply today!

£699*

Duration: 6 weeks
Tuition: Mon - Fri,    9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm



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