Award - Machine Maintenance (500/4308/0)

Machine Maintenance is a six week course, where you can learn the fundamentals of the maintenance of Industrial Apparel machines: how to identify tools and components for a range of industrial machines including over-lock, felling and cover-stitch machines.

What you will study:

You will study 2 units, totalling 13 credits which, upon successful completion, will gain you the ABC Level 1 Award in Fashion and Textiles.

Industrial Apparel Machine Maintenance, 10 credits

You will be taught how to prepare Industrial Apparel machines for Servicing, to carry out routine maintenance and quality checking of flat bed machines.

Health & Safety in a Workshop, 3 credits

You will be given a basic introduction to workshop safety and personal safety in industry. This includes identifying potential risks and hazards and how to reduce them, demonstrating the correct use of PPE, manual handling techniques and recognising the key aspects of health and safety legislation.

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 Level 2 Apprenticeship in Machine Maintenance course.

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!”

Apply today!


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 am really enjoying my job as an apprentice sewing machine mechanic. My boss Kyri is a great boss and I am learning so much. Every Monday I go to the FTA and I learn all about all kinds of business things such as Health and Safety.”