You will study 5 units, 25 credits in total which, upon successful completion, will gain you the SEG Level 2 Certificate in Fashion and Textiles.
Introduction to tailoring (T/502/0376)
In this unit, learners will gain an insight into the variety of styles for men’s and women’s tailoring, and will be introduced to the basic materials, components and methods of construction of a tailored jacket. They will learn the safe working practices of the workroom, whilst acquiring an introduction to machine, hand sewing and pressing skills through the production of tailored component samples. Learners will be expected to research into the different construction methods used in the tailoring industry. They will then develop a number of design variations based on a particular style of jacket and apply appropriate drawing techniques to communicate designs and technical information
Handcraft Tailoring Techniques (D/501/8041)
The emphasis of this unit is on Practical Handcraft Tailoring skills. Learners will develop knowledge of a range of techniques and processes through the production of samples. Learners will need to select techniques appropriate to fabrics and threads
Relating fabrics to style and planning lays, 5 credits (H/501/7960)
You will research fibres and fabrics, apply fabric criteria to specific designs and produce lay plans.
Industrial garment construction, 5 credits (M/502/0375)
You will be introduced and taught how to identify and use specialist machinery and methods of construction and pressing, typically used in the fashion manufacturing industry. Based on this knowledge you will design and construct a jersey top, followed by a skirt with a pleat in a woven fabric.
Soft Furnishings, 5 credits (H/502/0373)
You will gain an insight into co-ordinated soft furnishings. A mood board for a bedroom will be produced showing current trends, a colour scheme and a variety of soft furnishings. You will be shown how to select techniques appropriate to fabrics and threads and this will link to the other units.
How you will be taught
From the beginning, your learning be practical with some written components. As you progress you will have the opportunity to produce a more tailored garment. Your progress will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure you are getting the most from your course.
What can I do once I have completed the course?
Upon successfully completing the course, you can seek employment with your new found skills, interview for bridge training or apply for an apprenticeship.
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