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Skills Development

The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) is to review and update a suite of fashion and textile qualifications in Scotland, as part of the association’s mission to raise the skills and productivity of the people who work in the UK fashion and textile industry to the highest level.

UKFT has been awarded the contract to review the National Occupational Standards for fashion and textiles and to extend the Fashion & Textile Heritage Modern Apprenticeship by Skills Development Scotland.

The project will see UKFT review and update the following qualifications:

National Occupational Standards

Footwear, Leathergoods & Leather Production

Manufacturing Textiles Products/Manufacturing Sewn Products

Scotland specific Modern Apprenticeships

Fashion & Textiles Heritage SCQF Level 6/7

Addition of a new Pathway - Bespoke Cutting & Tailoring

UKFT’s scope of work will include the development and review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS); the Welsh translation for NOS where required; Scottish Vocational Qualifications(SVQs) or alternative competency-based qualifications (CBQs) for use in apprenticeship frameworks; and the Apprenticeship Frameworks in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Using the membership of Textile Scotland, now part of UKFT, from September 2019, the UKFT Skills & Training Team will be contacting key stakeholders to create working groups to review NOS Suites and to reconvene the recent and successful Steering Group in Scotland to lead on the Modern Apprenticeship development. 

Modern Apprenticeships

Bespoke Cutting & Tailoring Qualification for Scotland

Recently, Textiles Scotland have been working in partnership with UKFT to develop a bespoke Cutting & Tailoring Qualification for Scotland. The final structure of the qualification has been discussed and created with the help of a Scottish textiles steering group, and can be viewed via the link below:

Bespoke Cutting & Tailoring Qualification Final Structure

For any further information please contact John West at UKFT on john.west@ukft.org

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