The Fashion & Textiles apprenticeship frameworks are published by the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT).
The Apprenticeship framework is important to the future success of the fashion and textiles supply chain in N.Ireland. This is due to the rapid changes that have occurred within the environment that fashion and textiles businesses compete. In the face of low cost competition from overseas, fashion and textiles businesses are increasingly reliant upon the following activities:
New product development
Brand creation and development
The international marketing of branded products
The application of new technologies in all areas of the business, including design, production, communications and sales
Creative design; Diversification e.g. entry of traditional textile companies into technical markets
Quick response capability and service performance; Low-cost, small scale manufacturing of high, added-value and difficult to make products
The Fashion and Textiles framework has been developed to address the skills shortages that the diverse sector experiences. The framework has been developed with various key stakeholders but at the heart of development were employers. The following framework will address the current skills gaps and shortages.
Fashion & Textiles (N.Ireland)
Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles – Level 2 (Framework No. 116 Issue 2: 06/17)
You can study one of the following routes:
Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles – Level 3 (Framework No 422- Issue 02: 06/17)