Level 2 Fashion and Beauty Academy. Two hours a day.

ACFAS2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Bourneville

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry.


The Fashion and Beauty Academy offers the Level 2 National Certificate in Clothing Manufacture and a pathway into the Creative Industries. This academy runs two hours a day everyday. Students with no previous sewing or fabric skills may apply.

In 2022 we are hoping to introduce a Hair Dressing and/or Make Up component to the course. (Hence why Beauty has been added to the title of the previous name Fashion Academy). Details are still being sorted but it is hoped that a tertiary provider can be used to supply standards in this area of Hair Dressing and/or Make Up and it will be a practical component. These Hair Dressing and/or Make Up courses, might run in the holidays in 2022. If so they would be voluntary. Transport costs would be provided by the academy to get to the organisation.

The Fashion and Beauty Academy offers provides students with training on industrial sewing machinery, an experience of Tertiary study at NZ Fashion Tech now Whitecliffe Fashion tech and some work experience within the local fashion industry.


The course is very practical and the students are on the sewing machines daily, refining their skills and always learning new ones. Students will leave with two years of industrial sewing experience, placing them well ahead of other fashion students of the same age group.
The Year 12 course begins with an introduction to the plain sewer and overlocking machines plus health and safety. The students learn to a adapt patterns and then create a wrap skirt of their own design, followed by a bag or luggage item and a garment of their choice.
Students in the Fashion and Beauty Academy work towards achieving the Level 2 National Certificate in Clothing Manufacture and a pathway into the Creative Industries. All work completed throughout the course is NCEA accredited, with 57 Level 2 credits offered.
Our goal is for our students to finish the course with confidence on industrial sewing machinery, an experience of tertiary study and some work experience within the local fashion industry, which provides them with references for future work opportunities.

All academy students will need to fill out an AWVA one page application form. See Ms Douglas at the Academy Offices for a form or complete the online form here, save to your device and email to Ms Douglas, [email protected] 

MHS AWVA Academy 2022 application form

If you have trouble opening the application form then please email [email protected] , and a form will be emailed to you. If emailing please state which academy you wish to apply for.


Faculties:

All Academies (AWVA), Fabric Technology



Pathway

Level 3 Fashion and Beauty Academy. Two hours a day.

All Academies are fees free.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

All the academies are fees free, which includes some bus transport if needed.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 5302 v6 Cut single ply material by shears in the clothing industry
2
I
3
U.S. 6685 v4 Adapt a commercial pattern for a garment
2
I
5
U.S. 6692 v4 Prepare for and construct a leisure garment
2
I
5
U.S. 6693 v4 Prepare for and construct a non-wearable textile item
2
I
6
U.S. 6694 v4 Prepare for and construct active wear
2
I
5
U.S. 6695 v4 Design, prepare for, and construct an undergarment, lingerie, or nightwear
2
I
6
U.S. 6696 v4 Prepare for and construct a child's garment
2
I
6
U.S. 10780 v5 Complete a work experience placement
2
I
3
U.S. 16837 v3 Prepare for and produce fashion drawings
2
I
3
U.S. 17915 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in the apparel or textile industry
2
I
6
U.S. 20342 v2 Thread and operate an industrial lockstitch sewing machine in a learning environment
2
I
7
U.S. 20343 v2 Thread and operate an industrial overlock sewing machine in a learning environment
2
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 60 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 60 credits.