1. Advanced Pattern Cutter Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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    The apprentice will gain both technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and academic study at college.

    Knowledge covers the supply chain and customer base, the materials used in production, quality assurance procedures, working practices, communication and policies and procedures.

    Skills include evaluating sewn product designs, creating templates and block patterns, producing prototype patterns for given designs, evaluating prototype patterns and producing final master pattern.

  2. Intermediate Sewing Machinist Operative Standard Apprenticeship (Level 2)

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    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.


  3. Textile Academy – Asian Dressmaking

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    Course Code: 73086-01

    In the part-time Asian Dressmaking course you will learn how to measure yourself for patterns, create paper patterns then cut and assemble the garments to your designs.

  4. Textile Academy – Beginners Dressmaking

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    Course Code: 73083-01

    Interested in making your own clothes? Want to learn how to make clothes that fit you?

    In this part-time dress-making course you will learn how to understand and use simple patterns; thread a machine and wind a bobbin; sew seams; take measurements correctly and finish clothes beautifully. This is an ideal opportunity for both beginners and improvers to learn some essential dress-making skills.

    Using your own chosen pattern and fabric, our patient tutor will teach you the basics of dressmaking, working at your own pace and developing your skills in an encouraging and inspirational environment.

    Taught by experienced, highly qualified tutors who will teach you the basics of dressmaking but also the little known tricks of the trade learnt over years of sewing.

    This course runs for 6 weeks and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 18:00 to 20:00. For each 6 week course, the cost is £80, to be paid at enrolment. We can take payment over the phone during the day if evening enrolment is an issue.

    You do not require an interview for this course, but please do call us on 01535 685006 to register your interest.

    Please note this is very popular course and places are limited for September so please register your interest early to ensure a place.

  5. Textile Academy – Level 1 Certificate (ABC) Fashion and Textiles

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    Course Code: 73057-01

    We are now offering Level 1 Fashion and Textiles in our purpose built Textile Academy.


    • The Level 1 Fashion and Textiles is perfect for students interested in working in the Fashion or Textiles industry.
    • Working in our Textile Academy, students can gain experience in the Fashion and textiles industry including designing and making clothes, fabric design and how to work with factories.
    • The course will allow students to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to start a career in the fashion and textiles industry.

    Progression Routes

    • The opportunity to progress to Level 2 in Fashion and Textiles plus Level 2 Apprenticeships


    The course is full time and will run from September 2019 to July 2020.

    Entry Requirements

    No qualifications in English and Maths are required to start the course

    Who are these qualifications for?

    These qualifications are designed for young people aged 16-19 who are looking for a career in Fashion and Textiles.

    For further information, please contact textiles@keighleycollege.ac.uk

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