Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Bespoke Tailoring -
Pre-Apprenticeship (Framework Level 2) - 500/5196/9

This course provides introductory skills in bespoke tailoring and develops your understanding of the fashion industry. This can lead to excellent career prospects as there is a current shortage of bespoke tailoring skills in the industry.

This course is regarded as a pre-apprenticeship that will provide you with transferable skills and the understanding you need for employment as an apprentice. If you do not wish to be an apprentice this is still a strong qualification to help develop your career in bespoke tailoring and garment construction.


This technical certificate is made up of 5 units (25 credits, 200 guided learning hours):

  • Introduction to tailoring [T/502/0376] – credit value - 5
  • Handcraft Tailoring Technique [D/501/8041] - credit value - 5
  • Garment construction [D/501/7956] - credit value - 5
  • Taking measurements and constructing basic blocks [K/501/7958] - credit value - 5
  • Producing complete patterns [K/501/7961] - credit value - 5 4
  • Industrial garment construction [M/502/0375] - credit value - 5
  • Design principles in the fashion and textiles industry [D/502/0372] - credit value - 5
  • Soft furnishing [H/502/0373] - credit value - 5
  • Relating fabrics to style and planning lays [H/501/7960] - credit value - 5
  • Producing pattern adaptations [M/501/7959] - credit value - 10

What's Next

Learners who complete the pre apprenticeships can progress onto employment as an apprentice on the Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Fashion and Textiles (Tailoring). Job opportunities include junior or assistant bespoke tailor, garment technologist, sample machinist, pattern cutter or designer.

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Duration: 12 weeks
Tuition: Mon - Thur, 6 hours per day.

Flexible training is available upon request.

Tehia McDermot

From Stitching Academy Level 1 to June Sarpong’s apprentice, Tehia has excelled since enrolling with the FTA.

“I am so overjoyed that I have been selected for this unique apprenticeship at this stage of my life. I have been dedicated in finding the best route to a career in Fashion. The timing feels like destiny. This opportunity will prepare me for a future that I have envisioned for myself. This is an amazing experience that I will make the most of. I look forward to learning, working hard and embracing the adventure that this opportunity will bring. Thank you!”

George Filkins

“When I was at Langley Park School for Boys my best subject was DT. I loved getting my hands dirty and making things and it was my best subject at school. When I left school I didn't know what to do but my friend Zac told me about his mom who runs apprenticeships. I came to the Factory and I really liked how busy it was and then I met Kyri from K Sewing. Kyri said I could train to be a machine mechanic and it's such a sick job. Every day is different and I meet loads of people. Uni wasn't for me but this apprenticeships is right. One of my highlights so far was winning an award for commitment and dedication and I got to meet Alex Pritchard player for Tottenham Hotspur.”




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