National 4 Fashion and Textile Technology
The National 4 Fashion and Textile Technology Course enables learners to develop knowledge of textile properties, characteristics and technologies, item development, fashion/textile trends and factors that affect fashion choice. The Course particularly emphasises the development of practical skills and textile construction techniques to make straightforward fashion/textile items, to an appropriate standard of quality.
Updates and announcements
This explains the overall structure of the Course, including its purpose and aims and information on the skills, knowledge and understanding that will be developed.
These provide an outline of what each Unit will cover within the Course and detail the Outcomes and Assessment Standards.
- Fashion and Textile Technology: Fashion and Textile Choices (National 4) Unit Specification
- Fashion and Textile Technology: Fashion/Textile Item Development (National 4) Unit Specification
- Fashion and Textile Technology: Textile Technologies (National 4) Unit Specification session 2015/2016
Added Value Unit Specification
These define the mandatory requirements for the Added Value Unit, including the Outcomes and Assessment Standards.
They also include the further mandatory information on Course coverage for the National 4 Course and include information on the assessment method to be used and the conditions of assessment.
Advice and guidance
Course and Unit Support Notes
These provide advice and guidance for teachers/lecturers on learning, teaching and assessment within the Course and its Units.
Past Papers and Marking Instructions
Added Value Unit Assessment
The Fashion and Textile Technology Added Value Unit assessment is a practical activity. While describing what candidates must do, the published assessment offers considerable flexibility in the choice of a context for the assessment.
In the assessment, assessors provide candidates with a range of briefs from which to choose. Candidates then carry out an investigation into the chosen brief, provide a solution for a fashion/textile item, make the item to an appropriate quality of standard (adhering to health and safety guidelines) and evaluate the finished item with reference to the brief and solution.
Centres can access the assessment through their SQA Co-ordinator.
As with all SQA Unit assessments, Added Value Unit assessments must be internally verified by centres.
Unit Assessment Support
These documents contain details of Unit assessment task(s), show approaches to gathering evidence and how the evidence can be judged against the Outcomes and Assessment Standards. Teachers/lecturers can arrange access to these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.
Understanding Standards materials
We are publishing examples of candidate evidence with commentaries as part of our Understanding Standards programme. These materials are for teachers and lecturers to help them develop their understanding of the standards required for assessment. As these materials become available, they are being published in the following locations:
- Available from our secure website Materials relating to Unit assessment, internally assessed components of Course assessment, and externally assessed components of Course assessment which are subject to visiting assessment. Teachers and lecturers can arrange access to these materials through their SQA Co-ordinator.
- Available from our Understanding Standards website Materials relating to externally assessed components of Course assessment, with the exception of those subject to visiting assessment.
More information on our Understanding Standards programme, can be found on our Understanding Standards page.
Verification and Course Reports
- Fashion Textile Technology Verification Key Message
- Fashion and Textile Technology Verification Key Messages
- Fashion and Textile Technology Verification Key Messages Round 1
- Fashion and Textile Technology Verification Key Messages Round 2