Textiles (7161)

Last Updated: 03 Nov 2016
This is the ideal qualification for creative learners who love to work with  textiles! You will develop all the knowledge and practical skills you need for a successful career in the textile sector.
Our certificates and diplomas in textiles cover a wide range of skills from feltmaking, hand embroidery, patchwork and quilting through to designing and making a quilted 3D item.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

If your Centre is approved to offer the Award/Certificate/Diploma in Creative Techniques - Textiles you can apply for the new qualification in Textiles approval using the fast track approval form, available from the City & Guilds website.

Centres should use the fast track form if:
• there have been no changes to the way the qualifications are delivered, and
• they meet all of the approval criteria in the fast track form guidance notes.

Fast track approval is available for 12 months from the launch of the qualification. After 12 months, the Centre will have to go through the standard Qualification Approval Process. The centre is responsible for checking that fast track approval is still current at the time of application.

To offer these qualifications, new centres will need to gain both centre and qualification approval. Please refer to the Centre Manual - Supporting Customer Excellence for further information.

Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of the qualifications before designing a course programme.

Level 1

They allow learners to cover, develop and practise the creative skills required for career progression in the textiles sector.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

They allow learners to progress to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
  • Level 2 Award in Textiles (7161-02) 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Textiles (7161-12) 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Textiles (7161-22)

Level 1 Award in Textiles (7161-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2016

Level 1 Award in Textiles (Textile Decoration)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7390/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Textiles (Hand Embroidery)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7391/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Textiles (Create Machine Embroidery Samples)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7392/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 33 - 33 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Textiles (Patchwork and Quilting)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7393/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32 - 32 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Textiles (Hand Knit Textiles)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7394/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 27 - 27 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Textiles (Feltmaking)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7395/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 32 - 32 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Fashion (Sewing Machine Skills)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7408/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Award in Textiles (Sampling Techniques for Textile Design)

  • Accreditation No: 600/8748/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 29 - 29 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Textiles (7161-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 1 Certificate in Textiles

  • Accreditation No: 600/7406/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 114 - 122 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

They allow learners to cover, develop and practise the creative skills required for career progression in the textiles sector.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

They allow candidates to progress to the following City & Guilds qualifications:
  • Level 3 Award in Textiles (7161-03)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Textiles (7161-13)

Level 2 Award in Textiles (7161-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2016

Level 2 Award in Textiles (Collection of Machine Embroidered Textiles)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7414/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 33 - 33 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Textiles (Machine Embroidery)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7415/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 33 - 33 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Textiles (Appliqué and Quilting)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7417/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 39 - 39 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Textiles (Patchwork and Quilting)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7418/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 39 - 39 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Textiles (Hand Embroidery)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7419/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 34 - 34 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Textiles (Textile Decoration)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7422/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 33 - 33 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Textiles - 3D Felt Item

  • Accreditation No: 600/8377/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 35 - 35 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Textiles (Sampling Techniques for Textile Design)

  • Accreditation No: 600/8749/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 31 - 31 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Textiles (7161-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 2 Certificate in Textiles

  • Accreditation No: 600/7420/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 20 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 128 - 140 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Textiles (7161-22)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2016

Level 2 Diploma in Textiles

  • Accreditation No: 600/7546/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 316 - 316 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

They allow candidates to learn, develop and use design led creative skills required for employment or career progression in the textiles sector.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

They allow candidates to progress into employment or self employment as a designer maker

Level 3 Award in Textiles (7161-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2016

Level 3 Award in Textiles (Textile Decoration)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7659/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 59 - 59 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Textiles (Hand Embroidered Panel)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7660/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 59 - 59 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Textiles (Hand Embroidered Functional Item)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7661/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 59 - 59 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Textiles (Quilted Patchwork Panel)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7662/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 60 - 60 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Textiles (Quilted Patchwork 3D Item)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7663/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 59 - 59 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Textiles (Experimental Collection of Machine Embroidery)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7664/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 60 - 60 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Textiles (Machine Embroidered Panel)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7665/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 61 - 61 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Textiles (Machine Embroidered 3D Item)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7666/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 59 - 59 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Textiles (7161-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 3 Certificate in Textiles

  • Accreditation No: 600/7658/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 190 - 194 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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