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Fashion

This is a practical course that will help you get an understanding of dressmaking, the course will help to build your confidence at working with a professional machine and develop a range of related skills.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    This is a beginner's course in dressmaking you should have an interest in the area but no previous experience is needed.

    Assessment Method

    You will received tutorials and will be assessed by the tutor.

    Aims of the course

    The course is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques used in dressmaking. We will provide you with opportunities that will allow you to explore, develop and test your creativity.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of this course, can lead to our higher level courses.

    Facilities

    You will have access to a dedicated fashion studio. However to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials / equipment for your classes:

    • Pencil, eraser and sharpener
    • Fabric shears
    • Small sharp pointed scissors
    • Stitch ripper
    • Fine steel pins Metric tape measure Tailors chalk

    Career Options

    Work towards a career as an dressmaking / fashion design

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 10 weeks
Start Date 22/02/2021
End Date 14/05/2021

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 250 p/year
24+ £250 p/year
International £250 p/year

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And Then?

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Tailors and dressmakers

£29,000

Textiles, garments and related trades n.e.c.

£25,000

Sewing machinists

£22,000

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Serica Kavaz

I’ve enjoyed going back to college at Lewisham Southwark College where the tutors have been really supportive and I have made some great friends. I would definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship to anyone who’s thinking about it.

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