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.

You will observe the lay planning process and complete a manual lay.

What you will study:

You will study 3 units, each 4 credits which, upon successful completion, will gain you the ABC Level 1 Award in Fashion and Textiles.

Fabric Inspection, 4 credits

You will be taught about fabric qualities and faults.This includes knowledge of the properties of natural and man-made fabrics, and what are common fabric faults and solutions.

Fabric Laying, 4 credits

You will be taught a basic understanding of fabric laying. This includes: identifying a range of woven and knitted fabrics; how to describe the lay planning process; choose the correct lay plans and how to perform a manual lay.

Principles of Fabric Cutting, 4 credits

You will be taught a basic understanding of fabric cutting. This includes how to identify the correct cutting tools for a range of fabrics and to recognise the correct lay plan; fabric and components for a garment specification. This unit also introduces relaxing of the fabric.

How you will be taught

This is a very hands on course so right from the start, you will be learning practical processes. You will be inducted into Health and Safety procedures and policies to ensure you work safely amongst your fellow learners and teachers. Your progress will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure you are getting the most from the course.

What can I do once I have completed the course?

Upon successfully completing the course, you can seek employment with your new found skills or you can progress onto our Perfect Patterns Level 2 course or apply for an apprenticeship.

Tehia McDermot

From Stitching Academy Level 1 to June Sarpong’s apprentice, Tehia has excelled since enrolling with the FTA.

“I am so overjoyed that I have been selected for this unique apprenticeship at this stage of my life. I have been dedicated in finding the best route to a career in Fashion. The timing feels like destiny. This opportunity will prepare me for a future that I have envisioned for myself. This is an amazing experience that I will make the most of. I look forward to learning, working hard and embracing the adventure that this opportunity will bring. Thank you!”

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Duration: 6 weeks
Tuition: Mon - Fri,  4 hours per day

* Fee remission is available to those unemployed, looking for work and receiving valid benefits, and not on the work programme.

“I have learnt a lot more in depth knowledge of the process within fabric. The course was fabulous even for those that have no training or basic understanding.”