You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.
This Apprenticeship is a training programme for new or existing employees working within the leather industry. The programme operates in the workplace, where employees work alongside experienced staff to gain specific skills, whilst also receiving tuition from the College. The Apprenticeship enables an employer to fill specific skills gaps, adapt to new opportunities and technologies and train their workforce in their own way, passing on skills that have been acquired over many years.
This course is for individuals employed in the leather goods industry. You need to enjoy working in a practical way and within a team, and be keen to train both at work and at College.
Most jobs combine a number of these aspects, but whichever job you choose to do, your Apprenticeship will be structured so that the training matches your job. You will work for your employer four days a week and train for one day a week either in-house or at College.
Apprentices can start thisprogramme at any time of year.
Assessment includes a multiple choice test, professional discussion and observation, practical test, written coursework, and completion of a portfolio and e-portfolio.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.
On successful completion you could to progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or into full-time employment.
|Course Title||Leather Craftsperson Apprenticeship Level 2|
You need GCSEs in the 9 to 3 (A* to D) range including English and maths and an interest/experience in the leather goods industry. Course entry is subject to an initial assessment in order to determine the appropriate level of study and a successful interview. You will also need a suitable employer able and willing to support you during your Apprenticeship programme.
Studying Fashion Business and Retail at Bridgwater and Taunton College was the best choice I could have made. The staff team are probably the most helpful and fun to learn with teachers I’ve ever had and have really shared their love for the subject and industry with me. Next year I am going onto the Art and Design Foundation Diploma to help build my portfolio whilst I continue to work on developing my own clothing brand.
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