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Key information

  1. Status: In development
  2. Ticked Proposal approved
    Ticked Occupational standard approved
    Ticked End-point assessment plan approved
  3. Reference: ST0549
  4. Level: 2
  5. Typical duration to gateway: 15 months
  6. Typical EPA period: 3 months
  7. Route: Engineering and manufacturing
  8. Date updated: 02/11/2023
  9. Lars code: 334
  10. EQA provider: Ofqual
  11. Example progression routes:
  12. Review:

    This apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after three years

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Details of the occupational standard

Occupation summary

Sewing machinists work in the manufacturing sector. They produce sewn products and may also conduct repairs.

Sewn products include aviation textiles, clothing, leather goods, marine textiles, medical textiles, and soft furnishings.

Companies who employ sewing machinists may be large, small, or micro sized. They may specialise in certain sewn products, or the sewn product may be part of a wider manufacturing process.

Sewing machinists use industrial sewing machines, which may be supported by hand sewing techniques. They use techniques such as lockstitching, blind hemming, cover stitch, cup seaming, ruffling, and linking. They complete quality checks, prepare materials for the next stage in the process and complete work records. Conducting basic sewing machine maintenance is also part of the role. They also contribute to maintaining the work area and improvement work.

A sewing machinist may work alone or as part of a team, on one aspect of the sewn product's production or on various operations. They may also have contact with people from other functions for example, quality, engineers, and warehouse staff. They work under supervision.

They must ensure that their work meets product specifications, quality and speed requirements and supports production plans. They must work to health and safety rules. They must also support sustainability. For example, by minimising waste and recycling.

Typical job titles include:

Industrial sewing machinist Production sewing machinist Sewing machine operator Sewing machinist

Occupation duties

Duty KSBs

Duty 1 Prepare for sewing machinist operations. For example, obtain materials and accessories, and prepare equipment and machinery.

K1 K2 K5 K10 K11 K12 K13 K14 K15 K18 K19 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K27 K28 K29 K30 K31

S1 S2 S3 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S27 S29

B5

Duty 2 Carry out sewing machinist operations to meet product instructions, quality and speed standards.

K1 K2 K5 K10 K11 K12 K13 K14 K18 K19 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K27 K28 K29 K30 K31

S9 S14 S15 S16 S27 S29

B4 B5

Duty 3 Complete quality assurance activities. For example, check stitching.

K1 K2 K10 K11 K12 K15 K18 K19 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K27 K28 K29 K30 K31

S17 S19 S27 S28 S29

B3 B5

Duty 4 Rectify sewn product output issues. For example, undo stitching and re-sew items.

K2 K10 K12 K13 K14 K15 K18 K21 K22 K24 K28

S14 S28 S29

Duty 5 Prepare sewn products for next stage in process for example, organising batches, packing, and dispatch.

K1 K10 K11 K19 K20 K21 K22 K24 K29 K30 K31

S20 S27 S29

B5

Duty 6 Contribute to maintaining the workplace environment: health, safety, and environment and sustainable practice.

K1 K4 K6 K7 K8 K9 K16 K29 K30 K31

S4 S5 S6 S22 S24 S25 S27 S29

B1 B2 B5

Duty 7 Conduct basic maintenance to ensure equipment and machinery efficiency meets production expectations.

K1 K5 K12 K13 K14 K29 K30 K31

S18 S23 S27 S28 S29

B5

Duty 8 Complete work records -digital or paperbased. For example, production and quality check data.

K1 K2 K25 K27 K28 K29 K30 K31

S21 S26 S27 S28 S29

B5

Duty 9 Contribute to continuous improvement and problem-solving activities. For example, work as part of an improvement team, identify issues, and put ideas forward.

K1 K2 K3 K10 K17 K18 K19 K20 K21 K23 K26 K27 K28 K29 K30 K31

S27 S28 S29 S30 S31 S32

B5 B6

KSBs

Knowledge

K1: Sewing machinist role and responsibilities, relationship with different functions, and awareness of impact on costs. Reporting procedures. Back to Duty

K2: The sewn product manufacturing sector: products, supply chains, customers, and business models. Back to Duty

K3: Production systems: make through, straight line, modular manufacturing. Back to Duty

K4: Health and safety regulations, standards, and guidance: Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), fire safety - hazards and prevention, Health and Safety at Work Act, safety signage, occupational health, slips and trips. Back to Duty

K5: Industrial sewing machine health and safety requirements for set up and use: ergonomics, finger guards, belt guard, and eye guard. Back to Duty

K6: Hazards and risks. Safe working practices: personal protective equipment, manual handling, and housekeeping. Back to Duty

K7: Ethical principles in sewn manufacturing operations: sourcing of materials and working conditions of company and suppliers. Back to Duty

K8: Sustainability principles. Back to Duty

K9: Re-use and recycling of materials, and the safe disposal of waste requirements. Back to Duty

K10: Sewn items manufacturing efficiency rates: standard minute value, non-productive minutes, and down time. Back to Duty

K11: Workstation layout principles. Back to Duty

K12: Different types of industrial sewing machines: lockstitch, and overlockers. Back to Duty

K13: Sewing machine set up requirements: needle, presser foot, spool (bobbin), thread, and settings for stitch length and tension. Back to Duty

K14: Different types of sewing machine needles and their uses. Back to Duty

K15: Sewing machine test runs requirements and purpose. Back to Duty

K16: Basic maintenance requirements for sewing machines. Back to Duty

K17: The characteristics and behaviours of materials used in sewn product production: woven, non-woven stretch, and leather. Back to Duty

K18: Common sewn product material faults and flaws: shading, misprint, pulls, and holes. Back to Duty

K19: Types of threads and their application. Back to Duty

K20: Types of trimmings and their application. Back to Duty

K21: Sewn product manufacturing process stages: pattern making, sample making, cutting, sewing, final checks. Back to Duty

K22: Work techniques and methods used in sewing production: seam types, stitch type, and fabric handling. Back to Duty

K23: Common sewing faults and issues in sewn product production: needle damage, stitching defects, and cutting errors. Back to Duty

K24: Quality standards and specifications. Back to Duty

K25: Manufacturing documentation requirements. Back to Duty

K26: Basic continuous improvement techniques. Back to Duty

K27: Information and digital technology used in sewn product manufacturing. General data protection regulation (GDPR). Cyber security. Back to Duty

K28: Sewn product industry terminology: stitches, seams, design, and fabric types. Back to Duty

K29: Communication techniques. Back to Duty

K30: Team working principles. Back to Duty

K31: Principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Back to Duty

Skills

S1: Follow work instructions for example, specifications, standard operating procedures, and specific instructions. Back to Duty

S2: Organise resources for example, equipment, components, and tools. Back to Duty

S3: Check working environment for hazards. Back to Duty

S4: Apply safe working practices including guards, seat positioning, safety clothing, and manual handling. Back to Duty

S5: Apply sustainability principles for example, minimise energy usage and waste. Back to Duty

S6: Identify and segregate resources for reuse, recycling, and disposal. Back to Duty

S7: Lay out equipment, components, and resources. Back to Duty

S8: Inspect cut or pre-sewn components before sewing; identify and resolve issues. Back to Duty

S9: Select and insert needles. Back to Duty

S10: Select thread. Back to Duty

S11: Fill and insert spool and thread a sewing machine. Back to Duty

S12: Select the sewing machine settings. Back to Duty

S13: Conduct sewing machine test run for example, pre-production, following threading up, adjustments, or maintenance. Back to Duty

S14: Make sewing machine adjustments for example, stitch tension. Back to Duty

S15: Operate, monitor, and control a sewing machine for example, lockstitch, linker, blind hemmer, overlocker, cup seam, and coverstitch machine. Back to Duty

S16: Control material feed. Back to Duty

S17: Conduct quality checks. Back to Duty

S18: Identify needle damage. Back to Duty

S19: Identify and resolve sewing issues for example, skip stitch, lose stitch, or pucker stitch. Back to Duty

S20: Follow post-production procedure for example, re-bundle, bag up, and attach work ticket. Back to Duty

S21: Enter information to track work process for example, work dockets, documentation, or electronic tracking system. Back to Duty

S22: Select maintenance tools. Back to Duty

S23: Remove and replace sewing machine parts for example, the presser foot, throat plate, spool, and spool case. Back to Duty

S24: Clean sewing machine and machine parts. Back to Duty

S25: Check oil. Back to Duty

S26: Use information technology and digital systems for example, real time system or computerised sewing machine settings. Back to Duty

S27: Communicate with others for example, other machinists, senior machinists, production staff, supervisors, and team leaders. Back to Duty

S28: Report issues for example, product quality and machine faults. Back to Duty

S29: Apply team working principles. Back to Duty

S30: Identify opportunities for continuous improvement. Back to Duty

S31: Monitor own performance. Back to Duty

S32: Complete and record learning and development activities. Back to Duty

Behaviours

B1: Put health and safety first. Back to Duty

B2: Consider the impact on the environment. Back to Duty

B3: Take ownership for quality of given work. Back to Duty

B4: Commit to achieving targets and deadlines. Back to Duty

B5: Team-focus to meet work goals including support for inclusivity. Back to Duty

B6: Seek learning and development opportunities. Back to Duty

Qualifications

English and Maths

English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway. The requirements are detailed in the current version of the apprenticeship funding rules.
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End-point assessment plan

Introduction and overview

This document explains the requirements for end-point assessment (EPA) for the sewing machinist apprenticeship. End-point assessment organisations (EPAOs) must follow this when designing and delivering the EPA.

Sewing machinist apprentices, their employers and training providers should read this document.

A full-time sewing machinist apprentice typically spends 15 months on-programme. The apprentice must spend at least 12 months on-programme and complete the required amount of off-the-job training in line with the apprenticeship funding rules.

The EPA should be completed within an EPA period lasting typically 3 months.

The apprentice must complete their training and meet the gateway requirements before starting their EPA. The EPA will assess occupational competence.

An approved EPAO must conduct the EPA for this apprenticeship. Employers must select an approved EPAO from the apprenticeship provider and assessment register (APAR).

This EPA has 3 assessment methods.

The grades available for each assessment method are below.

Assessment method 1 - observation with questions:

  • fail
  • pass
  • distinction

Assessment method 2 - interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence:

  • fail
  • pass
  • distinction

Assessment method 3 - multiple-choice test:

  • fail
  • pass

The result from each assessment method is combined to decide the overall apprenticeship grade. The following grades are available for the apprenticeship:

  • fail
  • pass
  • distinction

EPA summary table

On-programme - typically 15 months

The apprentice must:

  • complete training to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) outlined in this apprenticeship’s standard
  • complete training towards English and mathematics qualifications in line with the apprenticeship funding rules

  • compile a portfolio of evidence

End-point assessment gateway

The apprentice’s employer must be content that the apprentice is occupationally competent.

The apprentice must:

  • confirm they are ready to take the EPA
  • have achieved English and mathematics qualifications in line with the apprenticeship funding rules

For the interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence, the apprentice must submit a portfolio of evidence.

Gateway evidence must be submitted to the EPAO, along with any organisation specific policies and procedures requested by the EPAO.

End-point assessment - typically 3 months

The grades available for each assessment method are below

Observation with questions:

  • fail

  • pass

  • distinction

Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence:

  • fail

  • pass

  • distinction

Multiple-choice test:

  • fail

  • pass

Overall EPA and apprenticeship can be graded:

    • fail
    • pass
    • distinction

Re-sits and re-takes
  • re-take and re-sit grade cap: pass
  • re-sit timeframe: typically 2 months
  • re-take timeframe: typically 4 months

Duration of end-point assessment period

The EPA is taken in the EPA period. The EPA period starts when the EPAO confirms the gateway requirements have been met and is typically 3 months.

The EPAO should confirm the gateway requirements have been met and start the EPA as quickly as possible.

EPA gateway

The apprentice’s employer must be content that the apprentice is occupationally competent. That is, they are deemed to be working at or above the level set out in the apprenticeship standard and ready to undertake the EPA. The employer may take advice from the apprentice's training provider, but the employer must make the decision. The apprentice will then enter the gateway.

The apprentice must meet the gateway requirements before starting their EPA.

They must:

  • confirm they are ready to take the EPA
  • have achieved English and mathematics qualifications in line with the apprenticeship funding rules

  • submit a portfolio of evidence for the interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

Portfolio of evidence requirements:

The apprentice must compile a portfolio of evidence during the on-programme period of the apprenticeship. It should only contain evidence related to the KSBs that will be assessed by this assessment method. It will typically contain 10 discrete pieces of evidence. Evidence must be mapped against the KSBs. Evidence may be used to demonstrate more than one KSB; a qualitative as opposed to quantitative approach is suggested.

Evidence sources may include:

  • workplace documentation and records, for example: specification sheets, target sheets
  • workplace policies and procedures
  • witness statements
  • annotated photographs
  • video clips with a maximum total duration of 10 minutes; the apprentice must be in view and identifiable

This is not a definitive list; other evidence sources can be included.

The portfolio of evidence should not include reflective accounts or any methods of self-assessment. Any employer contributions should focus on direct observation of performance for example, witness statements rather than opinions. The evidence provided should be valid and attributable to the apprentice; the portfolio of evidence should contain a statement from the employer and apprentice confirming this.

The EPAO should not assess the portfolio of evidence directly as it underpins the interview. The independent assessor should review the portfolio of evidence to prepare questions for the interview. They are not required to provide feedback after this review.

Gateway evidence must be submitted to the EPAO, along with any organisation specific policies and procedures requested by the EPAO.

Order of assessment methods

The assessment methods can be delivered in any order.

The result of one assessment method does not need to be known before starting the next.

Observation with questions

Overview

In the observation with questions, an independent assessor observes the apprentice in their workplace and asks questions. The apprentice completes their day-to-day duties under normal working conditions. Simulation is not allowed. It gives the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate the KSBs mapped to this assessment method.

Rationale

This assessment method is being used because:

  • this is a practical role
  • it can assess KSBs holistically
  • it should give employers assurance about an apprentice’s competence as it takes place in a real work setting
  • the familiar environment should allow the apprentice to perform at their best
  • it is cost effective, tasks completed during the observation should contribute to workplace productivity and it makes use of the employer’s resources and equipment

Delivery

The observation with questions must be structured to give the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate the KSBs mapped to this assessment method to the highest available grade.

An independent assessor must conduct and assess the observation with questions.

The independent assessor must only observe one apprentice at a time to ensure quality and rigour. They must be as unobtrusive as possible.

The EPAO must give the apprentice 2 weeks' notice of the observation with questions.

The observation must take 2 hours.

The independent assessor can increase the time of the observation with questions by up to 10%. This time is to allow the apprentice to complete a task or respond to a question if necessary.

The observation may be split into discrete sections held on the same working day.

The EPAO must manage invigilation of the apprentice during the assessment, to maintain security of the EPA, in line with their malpractice policy. This includes breaks and moving between locations.

The independent assessor must explain to the apprentice the format and timescales of the observation with questions before it starts. This does not count towards the assessment time.

The independent assessor should observe the following during the observation:

  • prepare for sewing
  • maintain work environment
  • set up sewing machine
  • conduct test runs and sewing
  • conduct quality assurance
  • prepare product for next stage
  • conduct basic sewing machine maintenance
  • communicate with others
  • complete work records

These activities provide the apprentice with the opportunity to demonstrate the KSBs mapped to this assessment method.

The independent assessor must ask questions. Questioning can occur both during and after the observation.

The purpose of the questions is to assess the apprentice's level of competence against the grading descriptors.

The time for questioning is included in the overall assessment time. The independent assessor must ask at least 5 questions. To remain as unobtrusive as possible, the independent assessor should ask questions during natural stops between tasks and after completion of work rather than disrupting the apprentice’s flow. The independent assessor must use the questions from the EPAO’s question bank or create their own questions in line with the EPAO’s training. Follow-up questions are allowed where clarification is required.

The independent assessor must ask questions about KSBs that were not observed to gather assessment evidence. These questions are in addition to the above set number of questions for the observation with questions and should be kept to a minimum.

The independent assessor must make the grading decision. The independent assessor must assess the observation and responses to questions holistically when deciding the grade.

The independent assessor must keep accurate records of the assessment. They must record:

  • the KSBs observed
  • the apprentice’s answers to questions
  • the KSBs demonstrated in answers to questions
  • the grade achieved

Assessment location

The observation with questions must take place in the apprentice’s normal place of work for example, their employer’s premises or a customer’s premises. Equipment and resources needed for the observation must be provided by the employer and be in good and safe working condition.

Questioning that occurs after the observation should take place in a suitable environment, for example a quiet room, free from distractions and influence.

Question and resource development

The EPAO must develop a purpose-built assessment specification and question bank. It is recommended this is done in consultation with employers of this occupation. The EPAO must maintain the security and confidentiality of EPA materials when consulting with employers. The assessment specification and question bank must be reviewed at least once a year to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose.  

The assessment specification must be relevant to the occupation and demonstrate how to assess the KSBs mapped to this assessment method. The EPAO must ensure that questions are refined and developed to a high standard. The questions must be unpredictable. A question bank of sufficient size will support this.

The EPAO must produce the following materials to support the observation with questions:

  • independent assessor assessment materials which include:
    • training materials
    • administration materials
    • moderation and standardisation materials
    • guidance materials
    • grading guidance
    • question bank
  • EPA guidance for the apprentice and the employer

The EPAO must ensure that the EPA materials are subject to quality assurance procedures including standardisation and moderation.

Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

Overview

In the interview, an independent assessor asks the apprentice questions. It gives the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate the KSBs mapped to this assessment method.

The apprentice can refer to and illustrate their answers with evidence from their portfolio of evidence.

Rationale

This assessment method is being used because:

  • it assesses KSBs holistically and objectively
  • it allows for the assessment of KSBs that do not occur on a predictable or regular basis
  • it allows for assessment of responses where there are a range of potential answers
  • it can be conducted remotely, potentially reducing cost

Delivery

The interview must be structured to give the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate the KSBs mapped to this assessment method to the highest available grade.

An independent assessor must conduct and assess the interview.

The purpose is to assess the apprentice's competence against the following themes:

  • role and responsibilities
  • sewn product industry
  • fault recognition
  • sustainability
  • contribute to improvement activities
  • teamwork
  • information and digital technology
  • learning and development

The EPAO must give an apprentice 2 weeks' notice of the interview.

The independent assessor must have at least 2 weeks to review the supporting documentation.

The apprentice must have access to their portfolio of evidence during the interview.

The apprentice can refer to and illustrate their answers with evidence from their portfolio of evidence however, the portfolio of evidence is not directly assessed.

The interview must last for 45 minutes. The independent assessor can increase the time of the interview by up to 10%. This time is to allow the apprentice to respond to a question if necessary.

The independent assessor must ask at least 6 questions. The independent assessor must use the questions from the EPAO’s question bank or create their own questions in line with the EPAO’s training. Follow-up questions are allowed where clarification is required.

The independent assessor must make the grading decision.

The independent assessor must keep accurate records of the assessment. They must record:

  • the apprentice’s answers to questions
  • the KSBs demonstrated in answers to questions
  • the grade achieved 

Assessment location

The interview must take place in a suitable venue selected by the EPAO for example, the EPAO’s or employer’s premises.

The interview can be conducted by video conferencing. The EPAO must have processes in place to verify the identity of the apprentice and ensure the apprentice is not being aided.

The interview should take place in a quiet room, free from distractions and influence.

Question and resource development

The EPAO must develop a purpose-built assessment specification and question bank. It is recommended this is done in consultation with employers of this occupation. The EPAO must maintain the security and confidentiality of EPA materials when consulting with employers. The assessment specification and question bank must be reviewed at least once a year to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose.

The assessment specification must be relevant to the occupation and demonstrate how to assess the KSBs mapped to this assessment method. The EPAO must ensure that questions are refined and developed to a high standard. The questions must be unpredictable. A question bank of sufficient size will support this.

The EPAO must ensure that the apprentice has a different set of questions in the case of re-sits or re-takes.

The EPAO must produce the following materials to support the interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence:

  • independent assessor assessment materials which include:
    • training materials
    • administration materials
    • moderation and standardisation materials
    • guidance materials
    • grading guidance
    • question bank
  • EPA guidance for the apprentice and the employer

The EPAO must ensure that the EPA materials are subject to quality assurance procedures including standardisation and moderation.

Multiple-choice test

Overview

In the multiple-choice test, the apprentice answers questions in a controlled and invigilated environment. It gives the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge mapped to this assessment method.

Rationale

This assessment method is being used because:

  • it can assess knowledge
  • it is easy to administer
  • it can be conducted remotely and administered to multiple apprentices at the same time, potentially reducing cost

Delivery


The multiple-choice test must be structured to give the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge mapped to this assessment method to the highest available grade.

The test can be computer or paper based.

The test will consist of 30 multiple-choice questions.

Multiple-choice questions must have four options, including one correct answer.

The apprentice must be given at least 2 weeks’ notice of the date and time of the test.

Test administration

The apprentice must have 45 minutes to complete the test.

The test is closed book which means that the apprentice cannot refer to reference books or materials whilst taking the test.

The test must be taken in the presence of an invigilator who is the responsibility of the EPAO. The EPAO must have an invigilation policy setting out how the test must be conducted. It must state the ratio of apprentices to invigilators for the setting and allow the test to take place in a secure way.

The EPAO must verify the apprentice’s identity and ensure invigilation of the apprentice for example, with 360-degree cameras and screen sharing facilities.

The EPAO is responsible for the security of the test including the arrangements for on-line testing. The EPAO must ensure that their security arrangements maintain the validity and reliability of the test.

Marking

The test must be marked by an independent assessor or marker employed by the EPAO. They must follow a marking scheme produced by the EPAO. Marking by computer is allowed where question types support this.

A correct answer gets 1 mark.

Any incorrect or missing answers get zero marks.

The EPAO is responsible for overseeing the marking of the test.

Assessment location

The apprentice must take the test in a suitably controlled and invigilated environment that is a quiet room, free from distractions and influence. The EPAO must check the venue is suitable.

The test could take place remotely if the appropriate technology and systems are in place to prevent malpractice.

Question and resource development

The EPAO must develop a purpose-built assessment specification and question bank. It is recommended this is done in consultation with employers of this occupation. The EPAO should maintain the security and confidentiality of EPA materials when consulting with employers. The assessment specification and question bank must be reviewed at least once a year to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose.    

The assessment specification must be relevant to the occupation and demonstrate how to assess the KSBs mapped to this assessment method. The EPAO must ensure that questions are refined and developed to a high standard. The questions must be unpredictable. A question bank of sufficient size will support this.  

The EPAO must ensure that the apprentice has a different set of questions in the case of re-sits or re-takes.

The EPAO must produce the following materials to support the test:

  • assessment materials for independent assessors and markers which includes:
    • training materials
    • administration materials
    • moderation and standardisation materials
    • guidance materials
    • grading guidance
    • test specification
    • sample test and mark schemes
    • live tests and mark schemes
    • question bank
  • EPA guidance for the apprentice and the employer

The EPAO must ensure that the EPA materials are subject to quality assurance procedures including standardisation and moderation.

Grading

Observation with questions

Fail - does not meet pass criteria

Theme
KSBs
Pass
Apprentices must demonstrate all of the pass descriptors
Distinction
Apprentices must demonstrate all of the pass descriptors and all of the distinction descriptors
Prepare for sewing
K11 S1 S2 S7

Organises resources needed to complete tasks in line with instructions. (S1, S2)

Lays out equipment, components, and resources following workstation layout principles. (K11, S7)

Workstation layout principles includes lean manufacturing fast techniques in order to achieve efficiencies. (K11, S7)

Maintain work environment
K5 K6 K9 S3 S4 S6 B1

Checks the working environment for potential hazards.

Prioritises the application of safe working practices to minimise risks in line with company health and safety procedures for industrial sewing machine set up and use and safe working practices. Including ergonomics, required guards (finger, belt, and eye), personal protective equipment, manual handling, and housekeeping.

(K5, K6, S3, S4, B1)

Identifies and segregates resources for re-use, recycling, and disposal in line with company requirements. (K9, S6)

Explains reasons why it is important to follow health and safety procedures and prioritise health and safety in given situation. (K5, K6, S3, B1)

Set up a sewing machine
K13 S9 S10 S11 S12

Sets up a sewing machine in line with task requirements. Including selecting and inserting needle, selecting thread, filling and inserting spool, threading the machine, and selecting the machine settings including stitch length and tension. (K13, S9, S10, S11, S12)

None

Conduct test run and sewing
K15 S13 S14 S15 S16

Conducts sewing machine test runs; operates, monitors, and controls a sewing machine, controls material feed, and makes machine adjustments to meet minimum tolerance and speed requirements for task. (K15, S13, S14, S15, S16)

Output exceeds minimum requirements for task specific tolerances and speed. (S13, S14, S15, S16)

Conduct quality assurance
K24 S17 B3

Takes ownership for the quality of work conducting post production quality checks to adhere to quality standards and specifications. (K24, S17, B3)

Conducts quality checks before, during, and post production to support product quality requirements. (K24, S17, B3)

Prepare product for next stage
S20

Follows post-production procedures in line with task requirements. (S20)

None

Conduct basic sewing machine maintenance
K16 S22 S23 S24 S25

Selects maintenance tools suitable for the task. (S22)

Conducts basic industrial sewing machine maintenance in line with the company's procedures. Including removing and replacing machine parts, cleaning the machine and machine parts, and checking oil. (K16, S23, S24, S25)

None

Communicate with others
K29 S27

Communicates with others using techniques that are suitable for the context and support task completion. (K29, S27)

None

Complete work records
K25 S21

Enters information to track work process in line with their company's manufacturing documentation requirements. (K25, S21)

None

Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

Fail - does not meet pass criteria

Theme
KSBs
Pass
Apprentices must demonstrate all of the pass descriptors
Distinction
Apprentices must demonstrate all of the pass descriptors and all of the distinction descriptors
Role and responsibilities
K1 S28 S31 B4

Outlines how a given sewing machinist task may impact on costs and other functions.

Describes how they have reported issues outside of their responsibility in line with company procedures.

(K1, S28)

Describes how they have monitored their own performance and responded to support their commitment to achieving sewn items manufacturing targets and deadlines. (S31, B4)

Justifies how they balance quality and quantity in performance in their commitment to achieving efficiency targets. (S31)

Sewn product industry
K2

Explains the supply chain and customer for given product produced in their employer's sewn product manufacturing company, with reference to their company's business model. (K2)

None

Fault recognition
K18 K23 S8 S18 S19

Describes how they have inspected cut or pre-sewn components before sewing to identify and resolve product material flaws including shading, misprint, pulls, and holes. (K18, S8)

Describes how they have identified and resolved common sewing faults and issues in sewn product production including needle damage, stitching defects, and cutting errors. (K23, S18, S19)

Explains the importance of identifying and resolving a given issue to sewn product manufacturing operations. (K18, K23, S8, S18, S19)

Sustainability
K8 S5 B2

Describes how they apply sustainability principles and consider the environment in their work. (K8, S5, B2)

Explains the importance of applying sustainability principles and considering the environment in sewn product manufacturing operations. (K8, S5) 

Contribute to improvement activities
K26 S30

Describes how they have identified an improvement opportunity using basic continuous improvement techniques. (K26, S30)

Explains the impact or potential impact of the continuous improvement opportunity they identified. (K26, S30)

Teamwork
K30 K31 S29 B5

Describes how they apply teamworking principles to meet work goals and support an inclusive workplace. (K30, K31, S29, B5)

None

Information and digital technology
K27 S26

Describes how they use information and digital technology in sewn product manufacturing and comply with cyber security requirements. Outlines the general data protection regulation requirements. (K27, S26)

None

Learning and development
S32 B6

Describes learning and development activities they have completed and recorded and plans for learning and development. (S32, B6)

None

Multiple-choice test

Grade Minimum marks required Maximum marks required
Fail 0 19
Pass 20 30

Overall EPA grading

Performance in the EPA determines the overall grade of:

  • fail

  • pass

  • distinction

An independent assessor must individually grade the observation with questions and interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence in line with this EPA plan.

The EPAO must combine the individual assessment method grades to determine the overall EPA grade.

If the apprentice fails one assessment method or more, they will be awarded an overall fail.

To achieve an overall pass, the apprentice must achieve at least a pass in all the assessment methods. To achieve an overall EPA distinction, the apprentice must achieve a distinction in the observation with questions, a distinction in the interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence, and a pass in the multiple-choice test.

Grades from individual assessment methods must be combined in the following way to determine the grade of the EPA overall.

Observation with questions Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence Multiple-choice test Overall Grading
Any grade Any grade Fail Fail
Any grade Fail Any grade Fail
Fail Any grade Any grade Fail
Pass Pass Pass Pass
Distinction Pass Pass Pass
Pass Distinction Pass Pass
Distinction Distinction Pass Distinction

Re-sits and re-takes

If the apprentice fails one assessment method or more, they can take a re-sit or a re-take at their employer’s discretion. The apprentice’s employer needs to agree that a re-sit or re-take is appropriate. A re-sit does not need further learning, whereas a re-take does. The apprentice should have a supportive action plan to prepare for a re-sit or a re-take.

The employer and the EPAO should agree the timescale for a re-sit or re-take. A re-sit is typically taken within 2 months of the EPA outcome notification. The timescale for a re-take is dependent on how much re-training is required and is typically taken within 4 months of the EPA outcome notification.

Failed assessment methods must be re-sat or re-taken within a 6-month period from the EPA outcome notification, otherwise the entire EPA will need to be re-sat or re-taken in full.

Re-sits and re-takes are not offered to an apprentice wishing to move from pass to a higher grade.

The apprentice will get a maximum EPA grade of if pass they need to re-sit or re-take one or more assessment methods, unless the EPAO determines there are exceptional circumstances.

Roles and responsibilities

Roles Responsibilities

Apprentice

As a minimum, the apprentice should:

  • complete on-programme training to meet the KSBs as outlined in the apprenticeship standard for a minimum of 12 months
  • complete the required amount of off-the-job training specified by the apprenticeship funding rules and as arranged by the employer and training provider
  • understand the purpose and importance of EPA
  • prepare for and undertake the EPA including meeting all gateway requirements

Employer

As a minimum, the apprentice's employer must:

  • select the EPAO and training provider
  • work with the training provider, where applicable, to support the apprentice in the workplace and to provide the opportunities for the apprentice to develop the KSBs
  • arrange and support off-the-job training to be undertaken by the apprentice 
  • decide when the apprentice is working at or above the apprenticeship standard and is ready for EPA
  • ensure the apprentice is prepared for the EPA
  • ensure that all supporting evidence required at the gateway is submitted in line with this EPA plan
  • confirm arrangements with the EPAO for the EPA in a timely manner, including who, when, where
  • provide the EPAO with access to any employer-specific documentation as required for example, company policies
  • ensure that the EPA is scheduled with the EPAO for a date and time which allows appropriate opportunity for the apprentice to meet the KSBs
  • ensure the apprentice is given sufficient time away from regular duties to prepare for, and complete the EPA
  • ensure that any required supervision during the EPA period, as stated within this EPA plan, is in place
  • ensure the apprentice has access to the resources used to fulfil their role and carry out the EPA for workplace based assessments
  • remain independent from the delivery of the EPA
  • pass the certificate to the apprentice upon receipt

EPAO

As a minimum, the EPAO must:

  • conform to the requirements of this EPA plan and deliver its requirements in a timely manner
  • conform to the requirements of the apprenticeship provider and assessment register
  • conform to the requirements of the external quality assurance provider (EQAP)
  • understand the apprenticeship including the occupational standard and EPA plan 
  • make all necessary contractual arrangements including agreeing the price of the EPA
  • develop and produce assessment materials including specifications and marking materials, for example mark schemes, practice materials, training material
  • maintain and apply a policy for the declaration and management of conflict of interests and independence. This must ensure, as a minimum, there is no personal benefit or detriment for those delivering the EPA or from the result of an assessment. It must cover:
    • apprentices
    • employers
    • independent assessors
    • any other roles involved in delivery or grading of the EPA
  • have quality assurance systems and procedures that ensure fair, reliable and consistent assessment and maintain records of internal quality assurance (IQA) activity for external quality assurance (EQA) purposes
  • appoint independent, competent, and suitably qualified assessors in line with the requirements of this EPA plan
  • appoint administrators, invigilators and any other roles where required to facilitate the EPA
  • deliver induction, initial and on-going training for all their independent assessors and any other roles involved in the delivery or grading of the EPA as specified within this EPA plan. This should include how to record the rationale and evidence for grading decisions where required 
  • conduct standardisation with all their independent assessors before allowing them to deliver an EPA, when the EPA is updated, and at least once a year 
  • conduct moderation across all of their independent assessors decisions once EPAs have started according to a sampling plan, with associated risk rating of independent assessors 
  • monitor the performance of all their independent assessors and provide additional training where necessary 
  • develop and provide assessment recording documentation to ensure a clear and auditable process is in place for providing assessment decisions and feedback to all relevant stakeholders 
  • use language in the development and delivery of the EPA that is appropriate to the level of the apprenticeship
  • arrange for the EPA to take place in a timely manner, in consultation with the employer
  • provide information, advice, and guidance documentation to enable apprentices, employers and training providers to prepare for the EPA
  • confirm the gateway requirements have been met before they start the EPA for an apprentice
  • arrange a suitable venue for the EPA
  • maintain the security of the EPA including, but not limited to, verifying the identity of the apprentice, invigilation and security of materials
  • where the EPA plan permits assessment away from the workplace, ensure that the apprentice has access to the required resources and liaise with the employer to agree this if necessary
  • confirm overall grade awarded
  • maintain and apply a policy for conducting appeals

Independent assessor

As a minimum, an independent assessor must: 

  • be independent, with no conflict of interest with the apprentice, their employer or training provider, specifically, they must not receive a personal benefit or detriment from the result of the assessment
  • have, maintain and be able to evidence up-to-date knowledge and expertise of the occupation
  • have the competence to assess the EPA and meet the requirements of the IQA section of this EPA plan
  • understand the apprenticeship’s occupational standard and EPA plan
  • attend induction and standardisation events before they conduct an EPA for the first time, when the EPA is updated, and at least once a year
  • use language in the delivery of the EPA that is appropriate to the level of the apprenticeship
  • work with other personnel, where used, in the preparation and delivery of assessment methods
  • conduct the EPA to assess the apprentice against the KSBs and in line with the EPA plan
  • make final grading decisions in line with this EPA plan
  • record and report assessment outcome decisions
  • comply with the IQA requirements of the EPAO
  • comply with external quality assurance (EQA) requirements

Training provider

As a minimum, the training provider must: 

  • conform to the requirements of the apprenticeship provider and assessment register
  • ensure procedures are in place to mitigate against any conflict of interest
  • work with the employer and support the apprentice during the off-the-job training to provide the opportunities to develop the KSBs as outlined in the occupational standard
  • deliver training to the apprentice as outlined in their apprenticeship agreement
  • monitor the apprentice’s progress during any training provider led on-programme learning
  • ensure the apprentice is prepared for the EPA
  • advise the employer, upon request, on the apprentice’s readiness for EPA
  • ensure that all supporting evidence required at the gateway is submitted in line with this EPA plan
  • remain independent from the delivery of the EPA

Marker

As a minimum, the marker must:

  • attend induction training as directed by the EPAO 
  • have no direct connection or conflict of interest with the apprentice, their employer or training provider
  • mark test answers in line with the EPAO’s mark scheme and procedures 

Invigilator

As a minimum, the invigilator must: 

  • attend induction training as directed by the EPAO  
  • not invigilate an assessment, solely, if they have delivered the assessed content to the apprentice 
  • invigilate and supervise the apprentice during tests and in breaks during assessment methods to prevent malpractice in line with the EPAO’s invigilation procedures 

Reasonable adjustments

The EPAO must have reasonable adjustments arrangements for the EPA.

This should include:

  • how an apprentice qualifies for a reasonable adjustment
  • what reasonable adjustments may be made

Adjustments must maintain the validity, reliability and integrity of the EPA as outlined in this EPA plan.

Special considerations

The EPAO must have special consideration arrangements for the EPA.

This should include:

  • how an apprentice qualifies for a special consideration
  • what special considerations will be given

Special considerations must maintain the validity, reliability and integrity of the EPA as outlined in this EPA plan.

Internal quality assurance

Internal quality assurance refers to the strategies, policies and procedures that an EPAO must have in place to ensure valid, consistent and reliable EPA decisions.

EPAOs for this EPA must adhere to the requirements within the roles and responsibilities table.

They must also appoint independent assessors who:

  • have recent relevant experience of the occupation or sector to at least occupational level 3 gained in the last 3 years or significant experience of the occupation or sector

Value for money

Affordability of the EPA will be aided by using at least some of the following:

  • completing applicable assessment methods online, for example computer-based assessment
  • utilising digital remote platforms to conduct applicable assessment methods
  • assessing multiple apprentices simultaneously where the assessment method permits this
  • using the employer’s premises
  • conducting assessment methods on the same day

Professional recognition

This apprenticeship is not aligned to professional recognition.

KSB mapping table

Knowledge Assessment methods
K1

Sewing machinist role and responsibilities, relationship with different functions, and awareness of impact on costs. Reporting procedures.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
K2

The sewn product manufacturing sector: products, supply chains, customers, and business models.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
K3

Production systems: make through, straight line, modular manufacturing.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K4

Health and safety regulations, standards, and guidance: Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), fire safety - hazards and prevention, Health and Safety at Work Act, safety signage, occupational health, slips and trips.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K5

Industrial sewing machine health and safety requirements for set up and use: ergonomics, finger guards, belt guard, and eye guard.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
K6

Hazards and risks. Safe working practices: personal protective equipment, manual handling, and housekeeping.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
K7

Ethical principles in sewn manufacturing operations: sourcing of materials and working conditions of company and suppliers.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K8

Sustainability principles.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
K9

Re-use and recycling of materials, and the safe disposal of waste requirements.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
K10

Sewn items manufacturing efficiency rates: standard minute value, non-productive minutes, and down time.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K11

Workstation layout principles.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
K12

Different types of industrial sewing machines: lockstitch, and overlockers.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K13

Sewing machine set up requirements: needle, presser foot, spool (bobbin), thread, and settings for stitch length and tension.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
K14

Different types of sewing machine needles and their uses.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K15

Sewing machine test runs requirements and purpose.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
K16

Basic maintenance requirements for sewing machines.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
K17

The characteristics and behaviours of materials used in sewn product production: woven, non-woven stretch, and leather.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K18

Common sewn product material faults and flaws: shading, misprint, pulls, and holes.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
K19

Types of threads and their application.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K20

Types of trimmings and their application.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K21

Sewn product manufacturing process stages: pattern making, sample making, cutting, sewing, final checks.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K22

Work techniques and methods used in sewing production: seam types, stitch type, and fabric handling.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K23

Common sewing faults and issues in sewn product production: needle damage, stitching defects, and cutting errors.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
K24

Quality standards and specifications.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
K25

Manufacturing documentation requirements.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
K26

Basic continuous improvement techniques.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
K27

Information and digital technology used in sewn product manufacturing. General data protection regulation (GDPR). Cyber security.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
K28

Sewn product industry terminology: stitches, seams, design, and fabric types.

Back to Grading
Multiple-choice test
K29

Communication techniques.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
K30

Team working principles.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
K31

Principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
Skill Assessment methods
S1

Follow work instructions for example, specifications, standard operating procedures, and specific instructions.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S2

Organise resources for example, equipment, components, and tools.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S3

Check working environment for hazards.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S4

Apply safe working practices including guards, seat positioning, safety clothing, and manual handling.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S5

Apply sustainability principles for example, minimise energy usage and waste.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
S6

Identify and segregate resources for reuse, recycling, and disposal.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S7

Lay out equipment, components, and resources.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S8

Inspect cut or pre-sewn components before sewing; identify and resolve issues.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
S9

Select and insert needles.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S10

Select thread.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S11

Fill and insert spool and thread a sewing machine.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S12

Select the sewing machine settings.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S13

Conduct sewing machine test run for example, pre-production, following threading up, adjustments, or maintenance.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S14

Make sewing machine adjustments for example, stitch tension.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S15

Operate, monitor, and control a sewing machine for example, lockstitch, linker, blind hemmer, overlocker, cup seam, and coverstitch machine.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S16

Control material feed.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S17

Conduct quality checks.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S18

Identify needle damage.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
S19

Identify and resolve sewing issues for example, skip stitch, lose stitch, or pucker stitch.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
S20

Follow post-production procedure for example, re-bundle, bag up, and attach work ticket.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S21

Enter information to track work process for example, work dockets, documentation, or electronic tracking system.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S22

Select maintenance tools.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S23

Remove and replace sewing machine parts for example, the presser foot, throat plate, spool, and spool case.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S24

Clean sewing machine and machine parts.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S25

Check oil.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S26

Use information technology and digital systems for example, real time system or computerised sewing machine settings.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
S27

Communicate with others for example, other machinists, senior machinists, production staff, supervisors, and team leaders.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
S28

Report issues for example, product quality and machine faults.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
S29

Apply team working principles.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
S30

Identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
S31

Monitor own performance.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
S32

Complete and record learning and development activities.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
Behaviour Assessment methods
B1

Put health and safety first.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
B2

Consider the impact on the environment.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
B3

Take ownership for quality of given work.

Back to Grading
Observation with questions
B4

Commit to achieving targets and deadlines.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
B5

Team-focus to meet work goals including support for inclusivity.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
B6

Seek learning and development opportunities.

Back to Grading
Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

Mapping of KSBs to grade themes

Observation with questions

KSBS GROUPED BY THEME Knowledge Skills Behaviour
Prepare for sewing
K11
S1 S2 S7

Workstation layout principles. (K11)

Follow work instructions for example, specifications, standard operating procedures, and specific instructions. (S1)

Organise resources for example, equipment, components, and tools. (S2)

Lay out equipment, components, and resources. (S7)

None

Maintain work environment
K5 K6 K9
S3 S4 S6
B1

Industrial sewing machine health and safety requirements for set up and use: ergonomics, finger guards, belt guard, and eye guard. (K5)

Hazards and risks. Safe working practices: personal protective equipment, manual handling, and housekeeping. (K6)

Re-use and recycling of materials, and the safe disposal of waste requirements. (K9)

Check working environment for hazards. (S3)

Apply safe working practices including guards, seat positioning, safety clothing, and manual handling. (S4)

Identify and segregate resources for reuse, recycling, and disposal. (S6)

Put health and safety first. (B1)

Set up a sewing machine
K13
S9 S10 S11 S12

Sewing machine set up requirements: needle, presser foot, spool (bobbin), thread, and settings for stitch length and tension. (K13)

Select and insert needles. (S9)

Select thread. (S10)

Fill and insert spool and thread a sewing machine. (S11)

Select the sewing machine settings. (S12)

None

Conduct test run and sewing
K15
S13 S14 S15 S16

Sewing machine test runs requirements and purpose. (K15)

Conduct sewing machine test run for example, pre-production, following threading up, adjustments, or maintenance. (S13)

Make sewing machine adjustments for example, stitch tension. (S14)

Operate, monitor, and control a sewing machine for example, lockstitch, linker, blind hemmer, overlocker, cup seam, and coverstitch machine. (S15)

Control material feed. (S16)

None

Conduct quality assurance
K24
S17
B3

Quality standards and specifications. (K24)

Conduct quality checks. (S17)

Take ownership for quality of given work. (B3)

Prepare product for next stage

S20

None

Follow post-production procedure for example, re-bundle, bag up, and attach work ticket. (S20)

None

Conduct basic sewing machine maintenance
K16
S22 S23 S24 S25

Basic maintenance requirements for sewing machines. (K16)

Select maintenance tools. (S22)

Remove and replace sewing machine parts for example, the presser foot, throat plate, spool, and spool case. (S23)

Clean sewing machine and machine parts. (S24)

Check oil. (S25)

None

Communicate with others
K29
S27

Communication techniques. (K29)

Communicate with others for example, other machinists, senior machinists, production staff, supervisors, and team leaders. (S27)

None

Complete work records
K25
S21

Manufacturing documentation requirements. (K25)

Enter information to track work process for example, work dockets, documentation, or electronic tracking system. (S21)

None

Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

KSBS GROUPED BY THEME Knowledge Skills Behaviour
Role and responsibilities
K1
S28 S31
B4

Sewing machinist role and responsibilities, relationship with different functions, and awareness of impact on costs. Reporting procedures. (K1)

Report issues for example, product quality and machine faults. (S28)

Monitor own performance. (S31)

Commit to achieving targets and deadlines. (B4)

Sewn product industry
K2

The sewn product manufacturing sector: products, supply chains, customers, and business models. (K2)

None

None

Fault recognition
K18 K23
S8 S18 S19

Common sewn product material faults and flaws: shading, misprint, pulls, and holes. (K18)

Common sewing faults and issues in sewn product production: needle damage, stitching defects, and cutting errors. (K23)

Inspect cut or pre-sewn components before sewing; identify and resolve issues. (S8)

Identify needle damage. (S18)

Identify and resolve sewing issues for example, skip stitch, lose stitch, or pucker stitch. (S19)

None

Sustainability
K8
S5
B2

Sustainability principles. (K8)

Apply sustainability principles for example, minimise energy usage and waste. (S5)

Consider the impact on the environment. (B2)

Contribute to improvement activities
K26
S30

Basic continuous improvement techniques. (K26)

Identify opportunities for continuous improvement. (S30)

None

Teamwork
K30 K31
S29
B5

Team working principles. (K30)

Principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. (K31)

Apply team working principles. (S29)

Team-focus to meet work goals including support for inclusivity. (B5)

Information and digital technology
K27
S26

Information and digital technology used in sewn product manufacturing. General data protection regulation (GDPR). Cyber security. (K27)

Use information technology and digital systems for example, real time system or computerised sewing machine settings. (S26)

None

Learning and development

S32
B6

None

Complete and record learning and development activities. (S32)

Seek learning and development opportunities. (B6)

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Employers involved in creating the standard: Brook Taverner, Cameron Balloons, David Nieper, DFS, Jordan Wake Limited, NHFML, Plumbs

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