Level 1 Fashion and Textiles Courses (Sewing and Textiles)
Our Level 1 qualifications in Fashion and Textiles (Sewing and Textiles) courses are ideal for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and skills for the fashion and textiles industry. Learners will benefit from gaining the skills, knowledge and understanding to start a career in the fashion and textiles industry, and an introduction to specialist skills in the fashion and textiles sector.
At a glance:
Our qualifications are available at the following levels
Award and Certificate routes available
Each level lasts approximately 120 – 240 guided learning hours.
We offer funded and co-funded courses (funding is subject to meeting the eligibility criteria)
Learners will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence
Learners will complete 2-4 units from the list below, based on the rules of combination for the qualification. This will be agreed with your tutor at enrolment.
Design Principles in the fashion and textiles industry – In this unit, learners will demonstrate understanding of design principles through a range of design exercises, exploration of historical influences and their own design ideas. They will work to a design brief using a chosen design source and produce a final design outcome.
Soft Furnishing – In this unit, learners will develop an understanding of the methods used in the making of curtains and cushions and calculate the materials required. They will identify and evaluate the materials used, handle the tools required, including sewing machines, and understand the importance of safety in a workroom.
Surface Patterning – In this unit, learners will understand and develop skills in basic printing and dyeing methods and techniques. They will develop skills in embroidery to use as an embellishment on printed or dyed textiles. They will understand the importance of safety in the workroom.
Garment Construction (Craft) – In this unit, learners will develop an understanding of how to use a simple pattern, develop knowledge of craft construction and use basic sewing machinery. Learners will be able to understand the importance of the correct choice of needle and thread in relation to various fabrics and be able to identify machining faults and their remedies. Learners will develop an understanding of cutting, construction and pressing of a variety of fabrics and will know the importance of interfacing in garment making. Health and safety considerations will be paramount throughout the unit.
Learners who complete our Fashion and Textiles qualifications can progress onto Functional Skills and employability courses, or study a variety of other courses within CTP or with external providers. Contact CTP for information on progression routes.
Common progression routes include:
Further and Higher Education
Age: 19 +
No prior qualifications required
Must not hold an equivalent qualification at the same or higher level
Funded and co-funded qualifications are subject to meeting eligibility criteria
Must not be enrolled on the same, or equivalent, programme elsewhere
Basic level of English skills required to be able to participate fully in the course