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Study mode Part Time Day
Level 2
Duration 18 weeks
Subject Fashion & Tailoring
Suitable for Adult (19+)
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Good career prospects are available in tailoring and garment production – there is a shortage of people who can make high-quality garments in the fashion and tailoring industry and this is a course that is well respected by many employers looking to recruit for their businesses.

This course will provide you with the skills and understanding you need for employment as an apprenticeship and will help you develop your career in bespoke tailoring or garment production.

Course content

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, and identifying the employment role that best suits your abilities and aspirations.

Qualifications on completion

  • Diploma in Creative Industries

Entry requirements

You will need to have bespoke tailoring skills at Level 1, preferably have studied tailoring at Level 1 and have made a bespoke waistcoat and know the hand bespoke tailoring stitches. This course would beneift those who are already fashion practitioners and wish to add the bespoke tailoring skills and improve their making skills for specific career pathway purposes.


This course will develop your understanding of the industry and will teach you the craft skills required for junior levels of employment in tailoring. Alternatively, you may decide to continue your studies to develop your skills to a more advanced level.

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

Fees and funding

The course fee is £993 plus a £75 exam fee.

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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Course code SC005359
Start date 01 Feb 2023
Location East Ham Campus
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Course code SC005359
Start date 02 Jan 2024
Location East Ham Campus
Apply now