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Intermediate Sewing Machinist Operative Standard Apprenticeship (Level 2)

The apprentice will gain technical knowledge and experience in a growing industry where good technical skills are vital. The sewing machinists role is fundamental to the production process right across the fashion and textiles industry.

The apprentice will learn vital skills including workstation preparation, stitching operations, machine and workstation maintenance and carrying out instructions.The apprentice will also gain knowledge in the materials used in production, specialist sewing machines used, the production process, quality and quantity requirements, supply chain and customer base and policies and procedures.


When Flexible start datesDuration12-15 Months
Level2AttendanceFull time employment with day release time


-Level 2 Sewing Machinist Operative Standard

Functional Skills qualifications:

– Level 1 Functional Skill in English
– Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths
+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities
+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Designed to cover the manufacture of all sewn products (not just garments) from clothing and fashion items to leather goods, soft furnishings, knitwear, marine and medical textiles.

D grade or above in GCSE Maths and English or Level 1 Functional Skills.

The course is delivered on a day release basis at Keighley College.

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Keighley College

Bradford Road, Keighley
West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01535 685000
Student Absence Line: 01535 685109 / attendance@keighleycollege.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@keighleycollege.ac.uk

Exams Email: exams-KLY@leedscitycollege.ac.uk