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This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees develop the skills and knowledge they need to work in the fashion and textiles sector. With different levels available, it can be used as an entry point or progression route for employees. The SCQF level 5 qualification has an emphasis on skills that support the production of ‘heritage goods’. Level 6-7 focuses on the production skills used in fashion and textiles sub-sectors, and is suitable for employees in roles such as weaver, knitter, sewing machinist and technologist, designer, and laundry/dry-cleaning worker.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 5 in one of:

  • Leather Production and Manufacturing
  • Textiles/Technical Textiles
  • Textile Care Services
Entry requirements

Candidates for this Modern Apprenticeship don’t need any prior experience or qualifications.

Progression and development

Once they complete their apprenticeship, your employees should be able to take on a range of roles relevant to the pathway studied. There are also opportunities to advance their skills further through study towards SCQF level 6-7 in Fashion and Textiles Heritage.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

SCQF level 6-7

Your employee will study for a qualification in one of:

  • Leather Manufacture at SCQF Level 7
  • Manufacturing Textile Products at SCQF Level 7
  • Kilt Making at SCQF Level 6
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry qualifications for this Modern Apprenticeship but candidates are likely to have already completed SCQF level 5 or have other relevant experience or qualifications.

Progression and development

Once they complete their apprenticeship, your employees should be able to take on a range of roles relevant to the pathway studied. There are also opportunities to advance their skills further through the Technical Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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