Apprenticeships with us
Red Dragon Flagmakers leading the way on Apprenticeships
Staff at Red Dragon Flagmakers were the first cohort in Wales to complete the Apprenticeship: SEG Awards ABC Level 2 Certificate in Manufacturing Sewn Products (NVQ) England  and Wales [C0001233]
The Skills and Education SEG Awards (ABC)1 continually invest in high quality qualifications, assessments and services for chosen sectors. As a UK leading sector specialist they continue to support employers and skills providers to enable individuals to achieve the skills and knowledge needed to raise professional standards across business sectors.
ABC has an on-line registration system to help customers register learners on its qualifications, units and exams and in addition it provides features to view exam results, invoices, mark sheets and other information about learners already registered.
Qualification Structure and Content
Qualifications and Pathways
Level 2 Certificate in Manufacturing Sewn Products (NVQ)
The qualification, identified above, is regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales
Internal assessment, internal and external moderation
Centres should be aware that reasonable Adjustments which may be permitted for assessment may in some instances limit a learner’s progression into the sector. Centres must, therefore, inform learners of any limits their learning difficulty may impose on future progression
Operational Start Date
Fashion and Textiles
Ofqual SSA Sector
4.2 Manufacturing Technologies
See ABC website for the Centre Support Officer responsible for this qualification
Level 2 Certificate in Manufacturing Sewn Products
Rules of Combination: Learners must achieve a minimum of 18 credits. This must include 8 credits from the 2 Mandatory units.
This Level 2 Certificate has been developed in association with Skillfast-UK, the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for apparel, footwear, textiles and related businesses.
It replaces and updates the Level 2 NVQ in Manufacturing Sewn Products on the NQF. It is a work-based qualification that assesses the skills and knowledge people need to perform their job role effectively. The qualification is based on current national occupational standards, which define what employees, or potential employees, must be able to do and know, how well they must do these things, and the circumstances in which they have to use the skills or carry out the activities.
This qualification will be put forward for inclusion as part of the Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship Framework. For the status of this qualification within Apprenticeship Framework check the relevant SSC web site.
The main aim of the Level 2 Certificate in Manufacturing Sewn Products is to enhance the skills and knowledge of those who work in the sub-sectors of apparel and textiles. A need for rigorous, employer-led qualifications to support workforce development activity has been identified and this qualification addresses skills gaps identified by the Sector Skills Council. It also satisfies a demand among employers for a general upskilling of the workforce.
Learners must show their competence by applying their knowledge and skills while carrying out a range of work activities that are less routine and predictable than would be expected at Level 1.
This qualification is designed for those who work in the sub-sectors of apparel and textiles. It is anticipated that at Level 2 a learner’s job role will involve some autonomy and responsibility and the ability to work as part of a team.
ABC expects approved centres to recruit with integrity on the basis of a learner’s ability to contribute to and successfully complete all the requirements of a unit/s or the full qualification.
Learners who successfully complete ABC Level 2 Certificate in Manufacturing Sewn Products (NVQ) have the opportunity to progress to the ABC Level 3 Certificate in Apparel Manufacturing Technology (NVQ) or onto an alternative, related qualification.
Centres should be aware that reasonable Adjustments which may be permitted for assessment may in some instances limit a learner’s progression into the sector. Centres must, therefore, inform learners of any limits their learning difficulty may impose on future progression.
We require those involved in the assessment process to be suitably experienced and / or qualified. In general terms, this usually means that the assessor is knowledgeable of the subject / occupational area to a level above that which they are assessing.
Assessors should also be trained and qualified to assess or be working towards appropriate qualifications.
These specifications and associated assessment materials are in English only.