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 and cater for beginners who can then progress to higher qualifications, apprenticeships, new business start-ups and job outcomes.


Employability is a Level 1 Award, which can be combined with another Level 1 units or taken as a qualification by itself. This course will help you to create an effective action plan to target employment opportunities.

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LEVEL 1

Award - Fabrics (500/4308/0)


Fabrics is a six week course, where you can learn the fundamentals of fabrics: how to identify the construction and characteristics of man-made and natural fabrics.

LEVEL 1

Award - Garment Pressing (500/4308/0)


The Quality Control course is where you can learn the fundamentals of hand pressing, finishing procedures and inspection of sewn products.

LEVEL 1

Award - Machine Maintenance (500/4308/0)


Machine Maintenance will teach you the fundamentals of Industrial Apparel machine maintenance: how to identify tools and components for a range of industrial machines including over-lock, felling and cover-stitch machines.

LEVEL 1

Award - Quality Control (500/4308/0)


This Quality Control course is where you can learn the fundamentals of finishing procedures and quality control of sewn products.

LEVEL 1

Award - Employability Skills (601/1713/8)


Employability Skills is a 6 week course in which you will produce a CV, identify your skills and produce an effective cover letter. You will have the opportunity to practice your presentation skills for that all important interview!

LEVEL 2

Certificate in Apparel, Footwear, Leather or Textile Production (500/6576/2)


This apprenticeship is made up of both onsite learning at Fashion Enter and work-based learning. With the support of a training provider units can be selected to create a tailored training package suitable for the required role.

LEVEL 2

Certificate in Manufacturing Sewn Products (500/5962/2)


With the rise of on-shoring of garment manufacturing back to the UK the Certificate in Manufacturing Sewn Products is an excellent course to introduce machinists, quality control assistants and fabric cutters.

LEVEL 2

Certificate Introduction to Bespoke Tailoring
Pre-apprenticeship Framework L2 (500/5196/9)


This course is regarded as a pre-apprenticeship & provides introductory & transferable skills in bespoke tailoring & garment construction, developing your understanding of the fashion industry & the understanding required for employment as an apprentice. This can lead to excellent prospects whether you wish to become an apprentice or develop your career.

LEVEL 3

Certificate in Apparel Manufacturing Technology (500/5454/5)


Pathways: Garment Technologist, Sample Technologist or Pattern and Grader Technologist.

This apprenticeship is made up of both college and work-based learning. With the support of a training provider units can be selected to create a tailored training package suitable for the required role.

LEVEL 3

Diploma in Apparel, Footwear, or Leather Production (501/0088/9)


This apprenticeship is made up of both college and work-based learning. With the support of a training provider units can be selected to create a tailored training package suitable for the required role.

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NEWS & EVENTS


Latest News

21. January 2020. Coming Soon...Textile Care Operative Apprenticeship Standard
Coming Soon...Textile Care Operative Apprenticeship Standard Fashion-Enter and the FTA aim to provide a broad range of fashion and textile apprenticeships to ensure that the next generation are knowledgeable and skilled within their chosen field. The latest apprenticeship standard the team have been working on in collaboration with NewGen...

Internal Events

20. January 2020. New Look Team Gain Insight with a Factory Uncovered CPPD
New Look Team Gain Insight with a Factory Uncovered CPPD On the 17 th January 2020 Production Director Caroline Ash and her team welcomed a group of fourteen individuals from New Look; the group included two senior buyers, Head of Quality, Sustainability and Supply Base and Buyer’s Admin Assistants. The group were given a tour of...

External Events

11. December 2019. Tottenham Winter Fest & the Crafty North Londoner Makers Market
Tottenham Winter Fest & the Crafty North Londoner Makers Market Esme, Operations Manager for the Fashion Technology Academy, went to meet local businesses showcasing their creations at both  Tottenham Town Hall  and  Bernie Grants Arts Centre  during the Tottenham Winter Fest 2019 on Saturday 7 th  December 2019. Tottenham Winter Fest 2019 is...
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