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Level 2 Stitching – Learner Feedback from Academic Year 2020/21


Following on from the article ‘Level 1 Stitching – Learner Feedback from Academic Year 2020/21‘ FEL is now reviewing the feedback from the learners in this academic year for the Level 2 stitching qualification.

The Level 2 qualification is far more in-depth than Level 1 and learners have to undertake a minimum of 240 guided learning hours in contrast to the Level 1 which is 120 guided learning hours. 

All on the course are stretched and challenged and to make sure that all learners fulfil their potential Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) ensures that the workbooks are devised for differentiated learning by having extra exercises that will keep encouraging the learner to excel.

Here’s what the learners have to complete to gain this qualification:

You will study 5 units, 25 credits in total which, upon successful completion, will gain you the ABC Level 2 Certificate in Fashion and Textiles.

Introduction to tailoring, 5 credits

You will gain an insight into the variety of styles for men’s and women’s tailoring, by using a range of machines and methods to produce samples in selected fabrics.

You will be expected to research independently into the different construction methods used in the tailoring industry. You will design variations based on a tailored jacket and apply technical drawing techniques to communicate your designs.

Relating fabrics to style and planning lays, 5 credits

You will research fibres and fabrics, apply fabric criteria to specific designs and produce lay plans.

Industrial garment construction, 5 credits

You will be introduced and taught how to identify and use specialist machinery and methods of construction and pressing, typically used in the fashion manufacturing industry. Based on this knowledge you will design and construct a jersey top, followed by a skirt with a pleat in a woven fabric.

Soft Furnishings, 5 credits

You will gain an insight into co-ordinated soft furnishings. A mood board for a bedroom will be produced showing current trends, a colour scheme and a variety of soft furnishings. You will be shown how to select techniques appropriate to fabrics and threads and this will link to the other units.

Feedback from learners has again been reviewed and here are some quotes endorsing the high quality of the training provision at FEL’s Fashion Technology Academy:

Learner A said: “I really loved it, I was taught by Ana as I was a complete beginner and I had a lot to learn. I learnt so much in six-weeks, it was fun and I stitched lots of masks. I am now excellent at mask making.”

Learner B commented: “The Academy has a great atmosphere with a flexible approach to learning and I learnt so much about stitching.”

Learner C said: “I really enjoyed designing a capsule garment collection, from researching trends and mood boards to communicating designs by using a variety of drawing and media methods. I then put in to practice my stitching skills and learnt about working with different fabrics. There was nothing that I didn’t enjoy on this course.”

Learner D commented: “I enjoyed learning how to construct garments from pattern blocks and how to use the industrial sewing machines. These new skills will help me in my efforts to produce my own clothes to a high standard.”

Tap here to find out more about the FTA’s Level 2 Stitching course.

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