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The FTA currently offers 3 accredited Level 1 qualifications within production ‘Fabrics,’ ‘Machine Engineering’ and ‘Quality Control.’ All of these courses are 6 weeks long and are taught by industry experts based at the Factory and cater for beginners who can then progress to higher qualifications, apprenticeships and job outcomes.

Employability is a Level 1 Award, which can be combined with another Level 1 units or taken as a qualification by itself. This course will help you to create an effective action plan to target employment opportunities.

Fabrics

FACTS
Course title: Fabrics
Course location: The Factory
Study level: Level 1
Course days and hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-2pm
Course length:  6 Weeks
Reference code: 500/4308/0

CONTENTS AND STRUCTURE
Fabrics is a six week course, where you can learn the fundamentals of fabrics: how to identify the construction and characteristics of man-made and natural fabrics.
You will observe the lay planning process and complete a manual lay.

Fabric Inspection, 4 credits
You will be taught about fabric qualities and faults.This includes knowledge of the properties of natural and man-made fabrics, and what are common fabric faults and solutions.

Fabric Laying, 4 credits
You will be taught a basic understanding of fabric laying.  This includes: identifying a range of woven and knitted fabrics; how to describe the lay planning process; choose the correct lay plans and how to perform a manual lay.

Principles of Fabric Cutting, 4 credits
You will be taught a basic understanding of fabric cutting. This includes how to identify the correct cutting tools for a range of fabrics and to recognise the correct lay plan; fabric and components for a garment specification. This unit also introduces relaxing of the fabric.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT
•    You should not be in full - time education.
•    You should be working 16 hours or under/ unemployed in receipt of benefits.
•    You should be a British citizen, if not proof that you are entitled to state funding ( e.g. proof of citizen of an EEA member state, proof of indefinite leave to remain etc).

HOW TO APPLY
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0208 809 3311.

Kate-Hills

TESTIMONIALS
‘The reshoring of garment manufacturing is now well documented but we now have to sustain this growth. The FTA is providing a unique collaborative way forward to train up a new generation of fashion and manufacturing experts. The students will be trained by experts from Fashion Enter’s factory and moderated by exemplary teachers that also run the highly successful Fashion Apprenticeship Programme. I really wish the team at Fashion Enter every success with the launch of the FTA.’
Katie Hills, Make it British


Machine Engineering

FACTS
Course title: Machine Engineering
Course location: The Factory
Study level: Level 1
Course days and hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-2pm
Course length:  6 Weeks
Reference code: 500/4308/0

CONTENTS AND STRUCTURE
 Industrial Apparel Machine Maintenance, 10 credits
You will be taught how to identify tools and components for a range of industrial machines including over-lock, felling and cover-stitch machines.
Teaching includes routine maintenance and quality checking of a flat bed machine.

Health and 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT
•    You should not be in full - time education.
•    You should be working 16 hours or under/ unemployed in receipt of benefits.
•    You should be a British citizen, if not proof that you are entitled to state funding ( e.g. proof of citizen of an EEA member state, proof of indefinite leave to remain etc).

HOW TO APPLY
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0208 809 3311.

John-West

TESTIMONIALS
‘We have continuously worked closely with Fashion Enter over the last three years to create a leading apprenticeship programme in fashion and new accredited qualifications for garment production today. We have written the new qualifications at creative skillset with Fashion Enter and ABC Awards. This collaborative approach is just how the industry needs to move forward together to create new skills and safeguard jobs in manufacturing today. We wish FTA every success in the future’
John West, Senior Development Manager at Creative Skillset


Quality Control

FACTS
Course title: Quality Control
Course location: The Factory
Study level: Level 1
Course days and hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-2pm
Course length:  6 Weeks
Reference code: 500/4308/0

CONTENTS AND STRUCTURE
Introduction to Finishing Procedures for Sewn Products, 9 credits
You will learn how to demonstrate an understanding of finishing procedures for sewn products. This includes how to identify and describe the actions for puckering, distorted seams, skipped stitches and loose threads. You will gain knowledge about AQL (acceptable quality level) and demonstrating an inspection of product/s using the correct documentation and procedures.

Hand Pressing of Sewn Products, 4 credits
You will be taught how to use equipment and prepare for pressing. Recognise the correct temperature, pressure and steam for a range of natural and man-made fabrics. You will also gain knowledge about quality checking including fabric reaction, shine, stretch and shrinkage.

Quality Control of a Sewn Product, 4 credits
You will be taught a basic understanding of fabric qualities and faults.
This includes identifying the main stages of the pre-production, production and post-production inspection process. Describing the impact of checks on production and generating an MDA (merchandise delivery authorisation).

Health and 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT
•    You should not be in full - time education.
•    You should be working 16 hours or under/ unemployed in receipt of benefits.
•    You should be a British citizen, if not proof that you are entitled to state funding ( e.g. proof of citizen of an EEA member state, proof of indefinite leave to remain etc).

HOW TO APPLY
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0208 809 3311.

Bill-Macbeth

TESTIMONIALS
'We have worked with Fashion Enter very successfully over the last three years on programmes such as the EOP. It’s this insight from our collaborative work that provides the very backbone of the FTA’s aims and objectives. We are all working forwards to building a new generation of skilled technicians to ensure a future successful manufacturing industry.’
Bill Macbeth Managing Director, TCOE


Employability

FACTS
Course title: Employability
Course location: The Factory
Study level: Level 1
Course days and hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-2pm
Course length: 3 Weeks
Reference code: 601/1713/8

CONTENTS AND STRUCTURE
Employment skills are a three-week course, which will enable you to produce an updated CV, identify your skills and produce an effective cover letter. You will have the opportunity to practice your presentation skills for that all-important interview.

Applying for a job, 1 credit
You will be shown how to research job opportunities and complete a job application correctly. This course also includes creating an effective CV and cover letter.

Interview skills, 1 credit
You will be shown how to prepare for and take part in an interview; this will include preparation, planning and effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

Developing time management skills, 1 credit
You will learn how to develop skills in managing your time to effectively prioritise, plan and make decisions.

Overcoming barriers to work, 1 credit
You will explore issues that can impact on success at accessing and staying in work including identifying barriers about how to plan for these.

Preparation for work, 2 credits
You will explore your own skills and qualities to identify key personal information needed for an application.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT
•    You should not be in full - time education.
•    You should be working 16 hours or under/ unemployed in receipt of benefits.
•    You should be a British citizen, if not proof that you are entitled to state funding ( e.g. proof of citizen of an EEA member state, proof of indefinite leave to remain etc).

HOW TO APPLY
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0208 809 3311.

Caren-Downie

TESTIMONIALS
‘The FTA is an amazing new concept for fashion today. Fashion Enter has created new accredited qualifications so designers can learn every step of the garment life cycle. This is a new way to gain real life industry skills from expert technicians that work in the factory at Fashion Enter. If we are to bring real manufacturing to the shores of the UK then this is vital to the up-skilling of the workforce. At Finery we appreciate the fine skills and expertise at Fashion Enter and their Factory; we support the FTA wholeheartedly.’
Caren Downie, Brand Director at Finery London