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Fashion and Textile Technology: S4 to S6

Introduction

Health & Food Technology courses at all levels offer pupils a wide variety of skills useful for all stages of life beyond school. The Fashion and Textile Technology is offered to pupils S4 and above.

Homework

Learners will be expected to carry out further reading to consolidate their knowledge and understanding and to gain practice in answering techniques.  Learners will also benefit from practicing practical skills at home.


Hints for Success
Come to school prepared for practical activities, regular attendance and meeting deadlines for paperwork.

The Fashion and Textile Technology National 4, National 5 and Higher courses offer opportunities to develop a range of skills, including practical construction skills. This is underpinned with the relevant knowledge of textile properties and technologies required to create fashion/textile items.

National 5
Course Structure and Conditions of Award

Course structure
The central theme of the Course is to develop practical knowledge, understanding and skills which support fashion/textile-related activities. The Course is practical, exploratory and experiential in nature.
Units are statements of standards for assessment and not programmes of learning and teaching. They can be delivered in a number of ways.
The Course has three mandatory Units.

Fashion and Textile Technology:
Textile Technologies (National 5)

This Unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop detailed knowledge and skills related to textile technologies. This includes the characteristics and properties of a range of textiles and their uses. Learners will have the opportunity to make detailed fashion/textile items, to an appropriate standard of quality, using a pattern and a range of textile construction techniques. The Unit also provides learners with the opportunity to select, set up, adjust and use equipment and tools safely and correctly.

Fashion and Textile Technology:
Fashion/Textile Item Development (National 5)

This Unit provides learners with the opportunity to explore fashion/textile trends and the fashion/textile item development process. They will work with given briefs to develop solutions for detailed fashion/textile items based on those trends. Learners will plan and make detailed fashion/textile items, to an appropriate standard of quality, that take into account fashion/textile trends. The Unit also provides learners with the opportunity to select, set up, adjust and use equipment and tools safely and correctly.

Fashion and Textile Technology:
Fashion and Textile Choices (National 5)

This Unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop and apply their knowledge and understanding of a range of factors affecting the fashion and textile choices of consumers. Learners will investigate the fashion/textile choices of consumers and develop solutions for items to meet these choices. They will make and evaluate detailed fashion/textile items, with a focus on factors that affect fashion and textile choice. The Unit also provides learners with the opportunity to select, set up, adjust and use equipment and tools safely and correctly.

Conditions of award
To gain the award of the Course, the learner must pass all the Units as well as the Course assessment. The required Units are shown in the Course outline section. Course assessment will provide the basis for grading attainment in the Course award.
To pass the Course award at National 5 level pupils will have to complete a practical activity.

Career Pathways
Successful completion of the course could support progression towards college or university course in Fashion and textiles related subjects as well as employment in areas such as fashion retail, fashion designing and interior design.