Fashion and Textiles Heritage
Have you always wanted to bring your creative clothing ideas to life? Study for an apprenticeship in fashion and textiles heritage and be part of an industry that reimagines traditional fashion concepts.
Whether you’re interested in knitting colourful scarves or crafting practical jackets, there’s a job for you in Scotland’s fashion industry. Help produce beautiful dresses as a fashion designer. Learn to create luxury sweaters as a hand sewer. Discover how to be a trend-spotter and work as a textiles sales operator.
The apprenticeship can help you develop a wide range of creative skills. Develop your knowledge of heritage goods and work with different materials such as leather and tweed. You’ll also have the chance to research the latest fashion trends and learn about advanced crafting techniques.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5, Level 6 or Level 7.
Your qualification will include:
Leather Production and Manufacturing at SCQF Level 5
Textiles/Technical Textiles at SCQF Level 5
Textile Care Services at SCQF Level 5
Kilt Making at SCQF Level 6
Bespoke Cutting and Tailoring at SCQF Level 7
Leather Manufacture at SCQF Level 7
Manufacturing Textile Products at SCQF Level 7
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
perform textile testing operations
prepare for weaving Harris Tweed on a handloom
weave Harris tweed using a handloom
perform manual textile operations
manufacture woven textiles
control the efficiency of the weaving process
You'll develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles such as sewing and clothes manufacturing.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Continue your studies with a higher qualification such as a fashion design degree or find a job in the textiles industry.
Further education: Carry on your studies at university by studying a bachelor’s degree in textiles production.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a fashion-related job. These could include:
Although there are no formal requirements for this apprenticeship, it is good to have an interest in fashion and textiles.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
The Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.