SHORT COURSES

Guide to Short Courses

The FTA currently offers short courses across stitching, pattern cutting and production skills. The Stitching Academy and Perfect Pattern Cutting course is offered at Level 1 and 2, and there are three Level 1 qualifications within production 'Fabrics', 'Machine Engineering' and 'Quality Control'. The accredited short courses are taught by industry experts based at the Factory and cater for beginners who can then progress to higher qualifications, apprenticeships and job outcomes. Employability is a Level 1 Award, which can be combined with another Level 1 unit or taken as a stand alone qualification. This course will help you to create an effective action plan to target employment opportunities.

The FTA is an ABC Showcase Center and is also Tick Accredited by Creative Skillset, the government body responsible for skills and training in the UK creative industries.

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PATTERN CUTTING


The FTA Perfect Pattern course concentrates on accurate patterns that aim to be right first time. Core basics of anatomical fit combined with fabric considerations and commercial tolerances are thoroughly reviewed and integrated into the teaching.

STITCHING SKILLS


The course is taught by industry experts based at the Factory and caters for beginners who can then progress to higher qualifications, run their own businesses by making their own samples, apprenticeships and job outcomes.

PRODUCTION SKILLS


The FTA currently offers four accredited Level 1 qualifications within production ‘Fabrics,’ ‘Machine Engineering’ and ‘Quality Control.’ All of these courses are 6 weeks long and are taught by industry experts based at the Factory

TASTER COURSES


We often have requests from people who do not wish to undertake formal accredited training qualifications but they still want to learn the industry secrets. The FTA have therefore created a selection of short taster courses that are run regularly both during the working weeks but also at weekends and evening classes.

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