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Intermediate Diploma in Bespoke Tailoring

Start Date Length Attendance Campus Course Code
11/09/2017 36 Weeks Daytime East Ham Campus PR000788 Apply Now

What is involved?

Bespoke tailoring is a highly skilled, specialist profession that involves exacting standards of expertise and reliability. This course builds on the experience gained studying on the Pre-Apprentice Level 1 course, or through previous experience in tailoring.

You will learn in a variety of ways - through talks and demonstrations, by completing practical tasks and exercises, by independent study and by evaluation and assessment of your work. The course includes industry research and report writing, the development of your CV and identifying the employment role that best suits your abilities and aspirations. English, maths and IT will form an integral part of your studies on the course.

The course is based at Newham College's East Ham Campus (ten minutes from East Ham tube) in modern, well-equipped garment production and pattern cutting workshops.

You will receive a full introduction to how the course operates at the beginning of the course.


What will my career options be?

The course will develop your understanding of the industry. It will enable you to learn about the tailoring craft skills that are required for junior levels of employment in tailoring. Alternatively you may decide to continue your studies in order to develop your skills at a level that is more advanced.

Further study on the Advanced Tailoring and Garment Production Diploma level 3 will open up additional career opportunities, including employment in costume, fashion production, managerial roles and self-employment.

What is the cost?

The course is free for 16-18 Home students
The Home fee 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 would normally have successfully completed the Bespoke Tailoring Pre-Apprentice Level 1 course with a high level of commitment, attendance and achievement, including

  • Evidence of a good understanding of the sector.
  • Evidence of a range of craft skills in tailoring and garment production.
  • Evidence of a willingness to learn and a professional approach.