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Fashion Technology - Level 1


Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Entry requirements: None.

Content/Skills: This course is based on product development with a focus on textiles and garment construction. Students will develop portfolios of their design work and technological practice. They will develop skills in design development, fashion drawing, basic pattern development, garment construction and textiles based crafts such as screen printing..

Field Trips: Tailored to the context students work within.

Course Costs: Please be aware that this course has a 'take home' component. By selecting this course you are agreeing to meet full costs for materials that are required. These costs are $40.00 which includes materials for fabric samples and various sewing materials such as fabric paints, tracing paper, interfacing, calico fabric and thread. Students will need to purchase their own pattern and fabric for two projects.


2 Internal Achievement Standards worth 12 credits

1 External Achievement Standard worth 4 credits

Where does it lead? NCEA Fashion Technology at Level 2 and Level 3. Careers/tertiary study with a design/problem solving focus such as a Fashion Designer, Interior Designer, Event Management, CAD Specialist, Fashion/Personal Stylist, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Product Designer, Fashion Merchandiser, Production, Fashion Buyer, Fashion Illustrator, Textiles Designer, Fashion Sales Representative, Pattern Maker, Fashion Writer/Photographer.

For further information see Mrs Buckley