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ABC Advanced Diploma in Bespoke Tailoring

Start Date Length Attendance Campus Course Code
11/09/2017 34 Weeks Daytime East Ham Campus SC002517 Apply Now

What is involved?

The aim of the course is to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for successful employment through the development of your personal career plan. The course will develop your practical and technical garment-making skills to an advanced level, building on your existing skills and experience. The course also includes industry research and analysis to provide you with an overview of the sector and to help you identify the employment role that best suits your abilities and aspirations.

You will learn in a variety of ways - through talks and demonstrations, by completing practical tasks and projects, by independent study, and by self-evaluation and assessment of your work.

The course is based at Newham College's East Ham Campus (five minutes from East Ham tube) in modern, well-equipped garment production and pattern cutting workshops, plus some sessions will take place at the College's Fashion and Textile Museum (

During the course you will be encouraged to find work placements in tailoring or garment production companies. Work placements will develop your understanding of the commercial world in which companies operate, and will help to develop your professionalism as well as your technical and practical skills.

You will receive a full introduction to how the course operates at an open day.
You will take part in an induction at the beginning of the course.


What will my career options be?

The course will equip you with the professionlism, skills and understanding required to apply for employment or apprenticeships in the sector.

Alternatively, further study at a higher level will open up additional career opportunities, including employment in costume, fashion design/production, managerial roles and self-employment.

What is the cost?

The Home fee is TBC. Please refer to the 'What do I Need to Pay' screen for more information.

The information which describes this course was accurate at the time of publication. Newham College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any part of the programmes, locations, facilities and costs at any time.


What do I need?

You should have four GCSEs grades A-C, including English and maths or equivalent other level 2 qualifications.

You should have successfully completed the Bespoke Tailoring Diploma Level 2 course with a high level of commitment, attendance and achievement, including:

  • Evidence of a good understanding of the sector
  • Evidence of a craft skills in tailoring, garment construction and pasttern cutting
  • Evidence of a willingness to learn and a professional approach