The Modern Apprenticeship helps employees develop the skills and knowledge they need to work in the fashion and textiles sector. With different levels available, it can be used as an entry point or progression route for employees. The SCQF level 5 qualification has an emphasis on skills that support the production of ‘heritage goods’. Level 6-7 focuses on the production skills used in fashion and textiles sub-sectors, and is suitable for employees in roles such as weaver, knitter, sewing machinist and technologist, designer, and laundry/dry-cleaning worker.
Modern Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Heritage Level 5
You can study one of the following routes:
Leather Production and Manufacturing
Textile Care Services
Modern Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Heritage Level 6-7
As the Sector Skills Body for the Fashion & Textiles sector UKFT has responsibly for upkeep of National Occupational Standards (NOS), vocational qualifications and Modern Apprenticeship frameworks in Scotland. We also register and certificate Modern Apprentices.
UKFT has led on the successful bid to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to develop a Bespoke Cutting & Tailoring vocational qualification (based on current NOS).
Proposed expansion of the Modern Apprenticeship in Fashion & Textiles ‘Heritage’ at SCQF Level 6/7 to include Bespoke Cutting & Tailoring in 2019/20.
UKFT have identified areas such as Cut Make and Trim as a priority for future development.
Working in conjunction with SQA Accreditation and SQA Awarding Body reviewed existing end dates for current SVQs and put together a 3-year plan of reviews.