UKFT is working with a group of furnishing, home textiles and garment manufacturers to develop a new Apprenticeship for Material Cutters (aimed at trainee cutter roles).

Once approved, this apprenticeship and the relevant funding will be available to all employers, so we want to make sure the content is right, fit for purpose and appropriate for our industry.

In line with the apprenticeship development process, we have created a standard that lists the key duties and the knowledge, skills, and behaviours expected of a competent person employed in this role.

If you cut and manufacture textiles items, we’d really appreciate a few moments of your time to provide feedback. This will be invaluable for further content development, confirming sector support and will help ensure the right training is in place for our future workforce.

The details of the standard are here

The deadline for feedback is Friday 21st February 2020. We look forward to hearing from you and many thanks for your time.

Your feedback will be reviewed following the closing date and the employer group will consider where amendments should be made to the draft Standard. The Standard will then be submitted to the Institute for Apprenticeships to seek approval prior to drafting the apprenticeship end-point assessment plan.

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* 1. Does the apprenticeship standard attached reflect the knowledge, skills, and behaviours expected of someone performing a materials cutter job role?

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* 2. The proposed apprenticeship is at Level 2, which is classed as GCSE equivalent. Do think this is the right level?

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* 3. The proposed apprenticeship typically takes 12 months to complete.  Do you agree that this is a reasonable duration?

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* 4. Would your organisation be likely to consider using this apprenticeship standard to train /upskill new/existing staff in the future?

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