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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
9.2 Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
Credits:
27
Qualification No:
600/9827/2
GLH:
189 hours
Total qualification time:
270 hours
Price:
£114.00 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

    Learners must achieve 27 credits to achieve the qualification. At least 2 units worth a minimum of 6 credits must be achieved from Group M; the remaining credits can be taken from Groups M or O. At least 15 credits must be achieved at Level 3.

    Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details see list of barred units which can be found in the qualification specification


    Units

    Mandatory Units

    The learner must achieve 2 units from Group M worth at least 6 credits.

    Fashion Industry Production

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/505/0906
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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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    The Different Markets for Fashion

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/0875
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    The Fashion Industry

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/505/0862
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    Optional Units

    The learner may achieve up to 21 credits from Group O.

    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: Development

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/1042
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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: Illustration Techniques

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/1032
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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: Presentation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/1043
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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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    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 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/505/0924
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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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    Garment Construction: Techniques

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/1031
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    Garment Construction: Theory

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/1033
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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: Drafting Techniques

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1023
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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: Manual Lay Planning

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/505/1063
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    Pattern Cutting: Manual Pattern Grading

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/1026
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    Pattern Cutting: Pattern Adaptation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/505/0905
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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 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/505/1029
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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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    Tailoring: Alterations

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

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/505/1038
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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: Tailored Jacket Construction

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1040
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    Tailoring: Tailored Trousers Construction

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/505/0925
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    Tailoring: Tailored Waistcoat Construction

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/505/0915
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    Tailoring: Techniques

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/0894
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    Tailoring: Theory and Techniques

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/505/0879
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is intended for learners, young people and adults, wishing to gain a broad general knowledge about the fashion industry and a range of skills related to different aspects of fashion, with a view to progressing to a higher level fashion course or to employment in the industry. It may also be suitable for some people already employed in the fashion industry who lack qualifications and/or wish to progress beyond their current entry level job roles.


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

    This qualification includes the technical, practical and creative skills needed in the fashion industry, alongside knowledge of the fashion industry and the employment opportunities within it.

    The content has been influenced by a number of relevant National Occupational Standards published by Creative Skillset, including Bespoke Cutting and Tailoring, Apparel Manufacturing Technology and Textiles and Material Design.
    Learners must take at least two of the following units:

    • The different markets for fashion
    • Preparation for employment in the fashion industries
    • Fashion industry production
    • The fashion industry

    Optional units focus on the specific skills required in four main areas of the fashion industry: tailoring; garment construction; fashion design; and pattern-cutting.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a Level 3 suite which includes an Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma. Learners should take the Extended Certificate if they need a broad programme of learning relating to fashion, which, if necessary, can be combined with other relevant learning, in order to support their progression to further learning, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    Learners may progress to a range of different job roles from this qualification, depending on their choice of units. Job roles might include bespoke pattern cutter, dressmaker, pattern grader, garment technologist or handcraft tailor.


    What are the progression options?

    The qualification supports progression to a fashion-related Foundation Degree (eg Fashion and Textiles or Costume Construction for Screen and Stage), particularly when combined with other relevant learning, including that gained through work experience.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners are not required to have any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. However, they will benefit from having some design skills or skills relating to one or more of the stages of creating garments. They will also benefit from having Level 2 English and Maths skills. The qualification is available to learners aged 16+.

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