NPA Costume: An Introduction to Cutting, Sewing and Surface Decoration SCQF level 5

NPA Costume: An Introduction to Cutting, Sewing and Surface Decoration SCQF level 5

This National Progression Award (NPA)

  • introduces learners to techniques that are important in the costume design sector

It develops practical, technical and transferable skills and gives the opportunity to build skills and portfolios for progression to next level courses.

This NPA could be delivered by schools, colleges, or training providers with the necessary technical equipment and expertise.

Why study this qualification

The NPA in Costume: An Introduction to Cutting, Sewing and Surface Decoration is designed for a wide range of learners, including:

  • learners who are at school or who have just left school
  • college learners
  • adult learners with an interest in costume design
  • those who are looking to access NC/HN programmes
     

You will develop basic foundation skills in the cutting, making and decoration of theatrical costume and accessories.

You will also develop important transferable skills in communication, design and innovative development of original ideas which will provide you with a foundation for other higher level qualifications, such as NC Theatre Design: Set, Costume and Props — An Introduction at SCQF level 6.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the school, college or training provider. However, it would be beneficial if you had a keen interest in costume, design and performance.

Employment and progression

You could use this SCQF level 5 award to progress to:

  • NC Theatre Design: Set, Costume and Props — An Introduction at SCQF level 6
  • Other further training in design or textiles

Qualification structure

Group award code:     GP7C 45 (18 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level:    5

This National Progression Award consists of three mandatory units (18 SCQF credit points).

The mandatory units are:

  • Introductory Sewing Machine Skills (D0RX 11)
  • Introduction to Garment Pattern Construction (D0RY 11)
  • Art and Design: Introduction to Surface Decoration (F9VK 11).

See the group award specification (422 KB) for the full list of mandatory units.

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Qualification structure

Group award code:     GP7C 45 (18 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level:    5

This National Progression Award consists of three mandatory units (18 SCQF credit points).

The mandatory units are:

  • Introductory Sewing Machine Skills (D0RX 11)
  • Introduction to Garment Pattern Construction (D0RY 11)
  • Art and Design: Introduction to Surface Decoration (F9VK 11).

See the group award specification (422 KB) for the full list of mandatory units.

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How to assess

Assessment will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under open-book assessment conditions. See the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit. 

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