UKFT has secured the future of the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Heritage at SCQF Level 5 and added a new additional pathway on the training for ‘Sewn Products’. This means that funded training for the sewn products sector is now available through the revised framework for the first time in Scotland.
As Sector Skills Body for the fashion and textile industry, UKFT submitted recommendations to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to identify priority skills interventions the industry requires earlier this year but unfortunately none of the requested developments for fashion and textiles were approved. This included requesting extensions to Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) to ensure training provision could continue as the industry transitions to new qualifications, as well as adding in the long overdue Sewn Products pathway to enable the industry to access funded training for the fast-growing sewn product sector.
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