Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

Our Fashion Advanced Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary whilst gaining valuable workplace skills, experience and ultimately an accredited qualification.
Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice in the Fashion Industry.

We work closely with a wide range of employers in the Fashion Industry including ASOS, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Hobbs and Jigsaw. During your apprenticeship, you will typically work at least 30 hours per week with your employer.

After qualifying, the majority of apprentices (85%) will stay in employment, with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer. A Fashion Apprenticeship offers the chance of a REAL future in the fashion industry.

The Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship programme is a unique combination of training and career specific work experience. The apprentice will be working with one employer for the entire course therefore providing an opportunity for both the employer and the individual to develop a long and sustainable relationship.

The minimum entry requirement to gain access to the qualification is four C grades at GCSE level, the equivalent or professional experience and to be committed to the interview process.

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Level 2 Certificate In Apparel, Footwear, Leather Or Textile Production (500/6576/2)


This apprenticeship is made up of both onsite learning at Fashion Enter and work-based learning. With the support of a training provider units can be selected to create a tailored training package suitable for the required role.

Certificate
This technical certificate is made up of 7 units (21 credits, 180 guided learning hours):
- Introduction and history of the apparel, footwear, leather or textiles industry (D/600/1718)
- Understanding health and saftey and associated employer rights and responsibilities within the apparel, footwear, leather or textile industry (K/600/1723)
- Developing working relationships within the apparel, footwear, leather or textile industry (T/600/1725)
- Maintain quality standards in apparel, footwear, leather or textile production (F/600/1727)
- Apparel manufacturing techniques - the production process (J/600/1728)
- Apparel manufacturing techniques - sewing and making up operations (L/600/1729)
- Materials used in the manufacture of apparel (L/600/1732)

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Level 2 Certificate In Manufacturing Sewn Products (500/5962/2)

With the rise of on-shoring of garment manufacturing back to the UK the Certificate in Manufacturing Sewn Products is an excellent course to introduce machinists, quality control assistants and fabric cutters. The course is particularly well aligned for sewing machine maintenance and provides an insight into mechanical engineering.

The Level 2 course runs for 12 months as an apprenticeship course which enables the learner to work at the employer four days a week and will attend formal learning at the Fashion Technology Academy for one day a week. There is also the option of running the Certificate as a standalone qualification.

Certificate
Work-based units
Rules of Combination: Learners must achieve a minimum of 18 credits. This must include 8 credits from the 2 Mandatory units.

Mandatory Units
Health ,safety and security at work (K/502/1072)
Level – Credit
Value – 3
GLH – 20

Maintaining the work area for manufacturing sewn products (M/502/1073)
Level – 2
Credit Value – 5
GLH – 30

Optional Units
Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather and materials (T/502/1074)
Level – 2
Credit Value – 5
GLH – 30

Cutting materials for manufacturing sewn products (R/502/1079)
Level – 2
Credit Value – 5
GLH – 30

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Level 3 Certificate In Apparel Manufacturing Technology (500/5454/5)

This apprenticeship is made up of both college and work-based learning. With the support of a training provider units can be selected to create a tailored training package suitable for the required role.

Work-based units

The following units are mandatory:
- Health, safety and security at work
- Maintain the work area for manufacturing sewn products
- Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather and materials

The following units are optional. Select a minimum of four units from only one group:

Garment Technologist pathway:
- Identify and agree the construction of garments to be produced
- Monitor compliance with requirements in garment construction
- Create and maintain technical documents and records in garment construction
- Contribute to the production of outsourced apparel products
- Investigate markets, materials and styles
- Produce final apparel product specification
- Assess customer requirements and take measurements
- Plan apparel production schedule
- Illustrate a fashion design concept using CAD
- Transfer product patterns into CAD systems
- Create product specifications using CAD / CAM
- Product lifecycle management using a CAD system

Pattern and Grading Technologist pathway:
- Investigate markets, materials and styles
- Produce final apparel product specification
- Assess customer requirements and take measurements
- Plan apparel production schedule
- Transfer product patterns into CAD systems
- Assess and develop given apparel designs
- Produce block and graded patterns for apparel products
- Produce prototype / sample patterns and assess for fit
- Produce lay plans for apparel products
- Make up apparel products from patterns
- Product pattern development using a CAD system
- Pattern grading using a CAD system
- Lay planning using a CAD system

Sample Technologist pathway:
- Investigate markets, materials and styles
- Produce final apparel product specification
- Assess customer requirements and take measurements
- Plan apparel production schedule
- Illustrate a fashion design concept using CAD
- Create product specifications using CAD / CAM
- Product lifecycle management using a CAD system
- Make up and assemble apparel samples
- Solve quality issues for sample apparel production
- Produce sample garments for manufacture
- Provide technical feedback on sample garments
- Handle and measure garments to ensure compliance with requirements

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Level 3 Diploma In Apparel, Footwear, Or Leather Production (501/0088/9)

This apprenticeship is made up of both college and work-based learning. With the support of a training provider units can be selected to create a tailored training package suitable for the required role.

Diploma - Undertaken at Fashion Enter

The following units are mandatory:
- Managing health and safety and employment rights and responsibilities within the apparel industry
- Managing quality standards within apparel production
- Managing own working relationships within apparel
- Production Manufacturing techniques within apparel production
- Materials used in the manufacture of apparel

The following units are optional. Select a minimum of one unit:
- Production management within the apparel industry
- Aspects of design within the apparel industry
- Professional practice/preparation for employment within the apparel industry
- Managing customer relations within the apparel industry
- Buying (import/export) within the apparel industry
- Supervisory management – team leadership within the apparel industry
- Manage information for action within the apparel industry

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Izzy Higgs


"Without having done the apprenticeship I would never have been able to achieve so much by the age of 21. Having the hands-on experience really helped me progress into a new role and I am so grateful for the staff at Marios Schwab and Fashion Enter for the opportunity and for being so supportive. I cannot recommend apprenticeships enough, as pursuing this rather than University was the best decision I ever made!"

Level 4 Diploma In Technical Textiles – Product Sourcing And Development (601/1784/9)


This is not a funded apprenticeship programme and is a combination of both training at Fashion Enter and work-based learning. With the support of Fashion Enter units can be selected to create a tailored training package suitable for the required role for the employer.

Unit options

The following unit is mandatory:
- Managing health and safety and employment rights and responsibilities within the textile industry

The following units are optional. Select a minimum of nine units from Group 1 and an additional four units from either Group 1 or Group 2.

Group 1
- Strategic marketing planning skills within the design and creative industries
- Business planning and financial projections in the design and creative industries
- Design development, creativity and business development
- Leadership and people management in the design and creative industries
- Intellectual property management in the design and creative industries
- Design project management for creative practitioners
- Doing business globally
- Finance for designers and creatives
- Portfolio management of new products
- Planning and managing the outsourcing process in manufacturing
- Outsourcing costs in manufacturing

Group 2
- Managing own working relationships within apparel, footwear or leather production
- Managing quality standards within apparel, footwear or leather production
- Professional practice/preparation for employment within the apparel, footwear or leather industry
- Managing customer relations within the apparel, footwear or leather industry
- Manage information for action within the apparel, footwear or leather industry
- Aspects of design within the apparel, footwear or leather industry
- Planning for textile production
- Manufacturing techniques within apparel production
- Materials used in the manufacture of apparel
- Investigate markets, materials and styles

Chelsea Williams


Chelsea Williams was one of the first ever Level 4 apprentices. Chelsea was hired by ASOS as a Buyers Assistant and was even the face of the apprenticeship campaign.

"I didn't have the best of starts with my initial apprentice. The first company I worked for was not legally complaint and Fashion Enter fully protected me and then worked with me to make sure that I had a job that was really worthwhile. I was so happy to be selected by asos.com for my apprenticeship. I love my job and the work that I do, and during the two years Fashion Enter was there to fully support me. I was equally happy when I was asked to be the face of apprenticeships, but it was a shock seeing my face all around the billboards in London! I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who wants to work hard at achieving - its all about the effort you put in but you can make it! Just never give up."

Level 5 Tailoring Apprenticeship coming soon........

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For more information please email education@fashion-enter.com or telephone 0209 809 3311

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Unit 14, Crusader Estate
167 Hermitage Road
N4 1LZ

Directions: Nearest tube is Manor House on the Piccadilly Line. Please use exit 7, Green Lanes (North East Side). Walk time is approx 7 minutes from the tube. Alternatively, the nearest overground is Haringey Green Lanes. The 29 bus will also take you to Green Lanes.

Car parking facilities are available.