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National 4 Fashion and Textile Technology (Course Code: C728 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Fashion and Textile Technology?

Studying Fashion and Textile Technology lets you develop an understanding of textile properties, characteristics and technologies, item development, fashion/textile trends and factors that affect fashion choice. The course particularly emphasises the development of practical skills and textile construction techniques to make detailed fashion/textile items, to an appropriate standard of quality.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

This course aims to develop practical skills and textile construction techniques so you can make straightforward fashion/textile items, to an appropriate standard of quality. You will learn about the properties, characteristics and technologies for textiles, item development, fashion/textile trends and factors that affect fashion choice.

This course will also help you to develop important skills, attitudes and attributes related to fashion and textiles that are transferable to other contexts, including problem-solving skills and communication skills. It may also contribute towards the development of your numeracy skills through the measurement of textiles and the timing of production.

The course has three compulsory units, plus an added value unit that assesses your practical skills.

Fashion and Textile Technology: Textile Technologies (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Fashion and Textile Technology: Fashion/Textile Item Development (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Fashion and Textile Technology: Fashion and Textile Choices (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Added Value Unit: Fashion and Textile Technology: Making a Fashion/Textile Item (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

Nationals in a Nutshell - Fashion and Textile Technology (National 4)