National Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes

National Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes

NQF Level:            2

Credits:                120


This qualification will equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and values to participate effectively in workplace activities within the Clothing Manufacturing Sector. This qualification will ensure that workers and new entrants will acquire relevant skills and knowledge required by a fast-changing sector essential for economic growth within the Clothing Manufacturing environment. This qualification will allow a learner to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in Clothing Manufacturing processes at NQF Level 2.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of productivity requirements
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of quality procedures and practices
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of materials used and produced in Clothing Manufacturing processes
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory occupational safety, health and environmental practices
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure of the Clothing and related industries
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of Fundamental Communication as it pertains to language skills, processes, knowledge and practices
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental Mathematical Literacy as it pertains to a range of computational skills
  8. Learners must demonstrate competence in one of the following areas of specialisation


Elective Specialisation 1: Sewing Machine Operation

  • Demonstrate an ability to join component parts using a minimum of three sewing machine types and five operations

Elective Specialisation 2: Finishing Department

  • Demonstrate an ability to press finished garments and ensure the despatch thereof, using pressing equipment, kimble guns, folding and bagging equipment, examining and checking processes, as well as sorting, picking and packing procedures

Elective Specialisation 3: Cutting Department

  • Demonstrate an ability to perform manual processes in the cutting room, including laying-up, ply numbering (soabar), fusing and sorting and packing cut work.

Elective Specialisation 4: Pattern Making

  • Demonstrate an ability to design and make patterns for sewn products, through amongst other drafting blocks and making basic patterns