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Welsh Apprenticeship Framework Final Draft


Following a series of steering group meetings and online consultations, UKFT has revised the Welsh Apprenticeship Framework to the meet the requirements of the industry in Wales.

The key updates are:

  • The ‘Apparel’ pathway at Level 2 (Foundation Apprenticeship) has been renamed ‘Sewn Products’. The Level 3 ‘Apparel’ Pathway will be renamed ‘Sewn Products’ when the qualifications have been reviewed in the next few months.
  • ‘Digital Literacy’ Essential Skill has been added to the Essential Skill offer.
  • Job roles and descriptions have been strengthened, as an example Sewing Machinist has ‘industrial products’ added and with Textile Operative ‘carding, spinning, twisting, warping, weaving and other roles at this level of textile manufacturing’ have been brought to the forefront.
  • The document will be requested to be translated into the medium of Welsh.
  • Level 2 competence qualifications for Textiles and Sewn Products will be merged into one with pathways.
  • Level 4 has been added to the pathway as requested by Welsh Government but is not part of the review.

View the final draft below.

Wales Pathway 0805 – Fashion Textiles – L2 3 4 – FINAL DRAFT

If you have any further comments, please contact skilsandtraining@ukft.org by 4th February 2022.

Read more about the review here.