Central Hawkes Bay College Central Hawkes Bay College

L1 Textiles Design (L1TXD)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Griffiths.


Level 1 Textiles is aimed at developing student’s skills and knowledge in designing and manufacturing a range of garments and textiles products. By generating both practical and theoretical evidence, students will work towards gaining Level 1 credits via industry-based unit standard assessments. 


1. Dress a Girl Around the World: Learning how to make basic adaptions to a commercial pattern and producing a dress to fit a young girl. 

2. Waste Not, Want Not. During this project students will be designing and making a garment made out of old jeans.


Health and Safety and Behaviour Expectations:

All specialist classroom spaces in the Faculty of Creative Industries and Trades are considered hazardous environments. The safety of our staff and students is a priority. As such a high standard of student behaviour is always expected. Students are required to follow all teacher instructions and all health and safety procedures. Students are not permitted to use any equipment without training and the permission of the classroom teacher.

For all specialist class spaces in the Faculty of Creative Industries and Trades:

The minimum following requirements apply at all times: 

  • No Jewellery or loose clothing 
  • Long hair must be tied back 
  • No earbuds or phones

Take Home Project Expenses 

Students will be supplied a set amount of materials for their project and the cost for these will be added to the student’s account by the Bursar.


All projects and work are assessed. Students will generate a range of assessment evidence through practical work, theory work and teacher observations. The students will then assemble this evidence into work booklet and submit this by the due dates for assessment. 

Home Learning 

If students are away from school, it is their responsibility to catch up on work missed. All milestones and deadlines will be shared with students via a class on the Microsoft Teams platform. If students do not have access to a device at home, they must see the teacher as access to computers can be arranged for use at break times, and before and after school. 

Prerequisites for advancing to Level Two 

There is an expectation that students will have a certain skill and knowledge level in order to cope with the transition into the next level of study. The step up to Level 2 is considerable. With this in mind, the prerequisites for admission into Level Two Technology is: 


  • 14 credits at Level 1 Technology, 

  • At the discretion of the HOF through negotiation with the student, subject teacher and the Dean. 



Knowledge and skills gained in this course can be applied to a range of industries, tertiary studies or simply used as valuable life skills.  


Fashion designers 

Garment technologists




Textiles designer 

Learning Areas:

Creative Industries (Technology)


L2 Textiles Design (L2TXD)


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year