Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre

Who is the course for?

This course is for individuals employed in the Leather Goods Industry. It is suitable for young men and women with various skills and an interest in the subject. You will need to enjoy working in a practical way and within a team. You will also need to be keen to train both at work and at College.

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What does the course involve?

There are many aspects of Leather Goods, including:

  • Carrying out complex cutting operations
  • Skive and split
  • Machine sew components to produce leather goods
  • Machine form and embellish
  • Prepare components

Most jobs combine a number of these aspects, but whichever job you choose to do, your NVQ will be structured so that the training matches your job. You will work for your employer for four days a week and train for one day a week either in-house or at College.

What makes this course special?

The Leather Industry is growing from strength to strength with more employers recognising the need to encourage younger people to work within the industry.

Entry Requirements

You should be educated to GCSE level and you will need to complete an initial assessment either at college or in the workplace. This assessment will help us guide you to the most appropriate programme to meet your needs.

What are the assessment methods?

There are no exams with NVQs. You are assessed on your knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis and will obtain evidence that you can meet the required standards throughout your training. There will be tests for some of the additional qualifications, such as the Technical Certificate.

You will be appointed an Assessor who will visit you in the workplace and assess your progress. Some of these visits will provide you with evidence that you can use towards our qualification. One day a week you will work on your college course work gaining the underpinning knowledge required.

How long is the course?

The Apprenticeship ends when you have completed all of the necessary components of the course. This may take up to two years. The pace of your progress will depend on you!

What are the progression options?

Opportunity to progress on to the NVQ Level 3.

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