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Apprentices without English and Math at level 1 must achieve the initial assessments before gaining entry

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15 Months

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The key responsibility of a Sewing Machinist is to make sewn products that meet specifications and quality criteria

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The key responsibility of a Sewing Machinist is to make sewn products that meet specifications and quality criteria, with particular emphasis on maintaining quality standards whilst working at the required efficiency rate and meeting targets and deadlines.

A Sewing Machinist can be employed by a large, small or micro size sewn product manufacturing business. These businesses produce a wide range and variety of products from clothing and fashion items to leather goods, soft furnishing, knitwear, marine and medical textiles.


What will I study?

•Organisation and maintenance of an efficient workstation
•Operating specialist industrial sewing machines
•Adhering to health and safety rules and regulations
•Working with a variety of materials, threads and trimmings
•Using a variety of sewing production techniques and methods
•Producing sewn items that meet quality standards, targets and deadlines
•Interpreting and following instruction and technical specifications
•Monitoring and maintaining the work flow
•Routine machine maintenance

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Entry Criteria

Apprentices without English and mathematics at level 1 must achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and mathematics must take the tests for level 2 prior to taking their EPA.

How will I be assessed?

End Point Assessment (EPA)
The EPA consists of three distinct assessment methods:
• Practical skills test
• Direct observation in the workplace
• Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

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