This qualification is applicable to people within the clothing sector. Learners will be able to produce garments using a domestic lockstitch sewing machine. The purpose of the qualification is to build the competence of learners in the clothing sector at NQF Level 1 to address the following:
The need for the learner to demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities.
The need for the learner to manage his/her personal finances, as well as demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices.
The need for the learner to demonstrate an understanding of managerial expertise and administrative capabilities.
The need for learners to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supply and demand, and the concept production.
The need for the learner to perform basic life support and / or first aid procedures in emergencies, and assist community members to access services in accordance with their health related human rights.
The need for the learner to comply with quality procedures and practices when finishing and storing pressed and ironed items.
The need for the learner to demonstrate an understanding of how to participate effectively in the workplace.
The need for the learner to research market trends and determine customer needs and in so doing successfully negotiate price and delivery requirements with customers.
The need for the learner to identify component parts of a product and in so doing calculate the quantities and cost of various component parts as per customer requirements.
The need for the learner to determine the appropriate material requirements and in so doing identify a range of suppliers from which to select an buy materials.
The need for the learner to complete a minimum of two different garments or home textiles using a lockstitch sewing machine and in so doing cut, sew, finish and inspect the completed garments.