There are four overarching areas we need answers to. The deadline for responses is 12th January 2022.
The areas are:
Have you heard of the Fashion & Textiles L2/L3 Apprenticeship Framework available in Wales?
Do we have all the relevant job roles covered?
Please see the document in the documents section – consultation job roles descriptions.
Does the framework need updating?
Please see document in the documents section – apprenticeship framework fashion and textiles (Wales).
Would a new combined structure for the qualification work in Wales?
There are qualifications within the Welsh Apprenticeship Frameworks. These qualifications reflect job roles within each pathway. The job roles are classed as ‘niche ‘or ‘specialist’ roles and as such attract low number in comparison to larger sectors. To ensure the frameworks are not at risk due to low numbers UKFT have combined the sub sectors to enable more enrolments. In keeping with this approach, the National Occupational Standards review in 2020 led to a merge of the Manufacturing Sewn Products standards with the Manufacturing Textile Products standards (as requested by the 4 nations employer steering groups). This, in turn has led to a new Scottish vocational qualification in Leather, Sewn Products or Textiles Manufacturing as below: