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Manufacture of Sewn Products Apprenticeship at Bridgwater College

Course description

This course is for individuals employed in the Sewn Products Industry. It is suitable for young men and women with various skills and an interest in the subject. You will need to enjoy working in a practical way and within a team. You will also need to be keen to train both at work and at College.

Course content

There are many aspects of Sewn Products, including:

  • Prepare components
  • Carrying out complex manufacturing operations
  • Machine sew components to produce textile goods
  • Investigate Health and Safety procedures
  • Use of machinery in a safe environment
  • Maintain the quality of production

Most jobs combine a number of these aspects, but whichever job you choose to do, your NVQ will be structured so that the training matches your job. You will work for your employer for four days a week and train for one day a week either in-house or at College.

Entry requirements

You should be educated to GCSE level and you will need to complete an initial assessment either at College or in the workplace. This assessment will help us guide you to the most appropriate programme to meet your needs.


There are no exams with NVQs. You are assessed on your knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis and will obtain evidence that you can meet the required standards throughout your training. There will be tests for some of the additional qualifications, such as the Technical Certificate.

You will be appointed an Assessor who will visit you in the workplace and assess your progress. Some of these visits will provide you with evidence that you can use towards our qualification. One day a week you will work on your college course work gaining the underpinning knowledge required. You will also be provided with a Training Officer who will oversee your training at work and during your College training sessions. Your Training Officer will visit you at least once every three months to review your progress and help you with any problems you might have.

Future opportunities

Opportunity to progress within the Textile Industries in a variety of roles.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridgwater College directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2016

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