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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
9.2 Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/9796/6
GLH:
48 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Fashion Industries qualification suite is aimed at learners who are seeking employment in the fashion industries or who are already in the fashion industry but are looking to develop new skills or hone existing ones. The suite of qualifications is written and structured to link technical and practical skills with creative skills in a way that will encourage and appeal to a broad range of learners.

    The choice of available sizes of qualification and the range of units available within the individual qualifications is designed to give learners considerable flexibility of learning without constraining them to a specific route within the industry (for example, tailoring, pattern cutting, fashion design, garment construction).

    The qualification suite will provide learners with the opportunity to explore different routes within the industry and thus to identify a suitable apprenticeship scheme or other opportunity, giving employers the confidence that entrants already understand the context of the industry and the employment roles and career opportunities it offers.

    The Gateway Qualifications Skills for the Fashion Industries qualification suite enables progression to employment, further learning opportunities within employment, further study including internal progression within the suite, or to higher-level sector specific qualifications.

    Level 1 qualifications are designed to introduce the knowledge and skills required by the sector, while Level 2 qualifications will equip individuals for entry level jobs in the sector and Level 3 qualifications will equip them for more skilled employment.

    The qualifications within the suite can also be progressive and cumulative with the credits achieved within the Awards contributing to the Certificates and from there to the Diplomas.

    The qualifications can also provide a stepping stone to further specific training and skills development through structured training programmes such as an apprenticeship or Foundation Degree.

    The Certificate, Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma qualifications have been developed with a choice of mandatory units that encourage the development of understanding of how the industry operates and how the individual’s abilities can be developed towards successful employment. These qualifications introduce the range of employment opportunities the sector offers and guide the learner towards industry-specific subjects in order for them to gain the appropriate skills and knowledge required by employers.

    The Level 3 Diplomas are offer progression onto higher education programmes including Foundation Degrees.

    Rules of Combination

    For the achievement of the Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Skills for the Fashion Industries, the learner must achieve 6 credits.


    Units

    Optional Units

    The learner must achieve 6 credits from this group.

    Fashion Design: CAD Colour and Pattern

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/0893
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    Fashion Design: CAD Technical Illustration

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/1041
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    Fashion Design: Development

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/0838
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    Fashion Design: Illustration Techniques

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/0847
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    Fashion Design: Presentation

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/0859
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    Fashion Design: Research

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/505/1062
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    Fashion Industry Production

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/505/1013
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    Garment Construction: Detail Techniques

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/505/0913
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    Garment Construction: Detailed Garment Construction

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/505/0922
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    Garment Construction: Pockets and Collars

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1054
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    Health and Safety in a Fashion Environment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/1015
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    Pattern Cutting: Garment Modelling and Fitting

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/1024
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    Pattern Cutting: Manual Lay Planning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/1060
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    Pattern Cutting: Pattern Construction Blocks

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/1027
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    Pattern Cutting: Pattern Design

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/505/1028
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    Preparation for Employment in the Fashion Industries

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/1034
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    Tailoring: Alterations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1037
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    Tailoring: Practical Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/1039
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    Tailoring: Tailored Garment Construction

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/505/1199
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    Tailoring: Techniques

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/0894
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    The Different Markets for Fashion

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/1020
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    The Fashion Industry

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/0868
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is designed to be taken by learners interested in pursuing a career in fashion but who need to learn more about the different areas of the industry and build up their basic knowledge and skills before progressing to further learning. It is particularly suitable for:

    • young people on trainee-ships who are working at level 2 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a trainee-ship
    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 2 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 3
    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to the fashion industry to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification includes the basic technical, practical and creative skills needed in the fashion industry, alongside knowledge of the fashion industry and the employment opportunities within it. Learners can combine knowledge of the sector with skills relating to: tailoring; garment construction; fashion design; and pattern-cutting.

    The content has been influenced by a number of relevant National Occupational Standards published by Creative Skill set, including Bespoke Cutting and Tailoring, Apparel Manufacturing Technology and Textiles and Material Design.
    There are no mandatory units, allowing learners to focus on those areas of greatest interest and which are most likely to support their specific progression plans.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a Level 2 suite which includes an Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning relating to fashion before progressing to a Level 3 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is primarily designed to lead to further learning rather than employment. However some learners may progress to entry-level job roles, including to those with apprenticeships (Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles). Entry-level job roles, including those for apprentices, might include cloth cutter, sewing machinist, pattern cutter, dressmaker, pattern grader or handcraft tailor.


    What are the progression options?

    The qualification supports progression to Level 3 qualifications in fashion, such as the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Employment in the Fashion Industries or, where combined with other learning (e.g from relevant work experience and in English and Maths) to an Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles (see above).


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners aged 16+.

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