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
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.