Manufacture of Sewn Products Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or contact 01278 441234 if you have an employer. 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 course is for individuals employed in the sewn products industry. It is suitable for those with various skills and an interest in the subject. You need to enjoy working in a practical way and within a team, and be keen to train both at work and at College.

There are many aspects 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 and your Apprenticeship will be structured so that the training matches your job. You will work for your employer four days a week and train either in-house or at College for one day a week.

Assessment Methods

There are no exams, assessment on an ongoing basis. Your tutors 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 with any problems.

Progression Options

After finishing their studies, seven out of ten apprentices stay with the same employer according to government statistics. You could progress within the textile industries in a variety of roles or continue your studies.

Course Summary

Course Title Manufacture of Sewn Products Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 (A* to E) range including English, or an
appropriate Level 1 qualification. Course entry is subject to an initial
assessment in order to determine the appropriate level of study and a successful

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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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