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Apprenticeship training course

Fashion and textiles product technologist (level 4)

Producing a wide range of products, from clothing and fashion to leather goods, shoes, soft furnishings, marine and medical textiles.

Qualification level
4
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
22 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£9,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Analyse, evaluate and cost the production of given designs and identify possible constraints
  • Develop samples that meets design, end use and specifications
  • Contribute to fit sessions and production meetings
  • Analyse product samples with focus on quality, fit , risk and production processes e.g. size, shape, materials, timescales and costs
  • Carry out product risk assessments e.g. safety, colour, cost, time, fitness for purpose, production process
  • Approve samples and allocate sample seal if appropriate, maintaining a complete history of the sealing process
  • Oversee material and product tests and analyse test results e.g. performance, function, wash, wearer/user trials
  • Develop product tech-packs e.g. specifications, working drawings, measurements, labelling, quality standards, tolerances, materials
  • Ensure legislation and regulation requirements are met e.gimport regulations, safety regulations, trade regulations
  • Conduct product reviews on returned products
  • Analyse product returns and identify potential solutions e.g. change materials, re-cut pattern
  • Complete analysis reports
  • Manage quality problems and eradicate potential issues e.g. fabric, trim, construction faults
  • Contribute to the solution of production issues e.g. thread breakage, missing components
  • Work with the warehouse and distribution systems and processes to ensure, safe, punctual delivery of products
  • Use relevant communication systems and accurately complete work records

Full information on Fashion and textiles product technologist (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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