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Study mode Part Time Day
Level 1
Duration 18 weeks
Subject Fashion & Tailoring
Suitable for Adult (19+)
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If you want to work in the fashion industry, you need to understand how the industry operates, what employment opportunities exist, and how to develop your abilities and interests towards working in the sector.

This exciting new course is a great step towards achieving your ambitions, and the course team wishes you every success in your studies.

Fashion is a glamorous, competitive, creative and diverse industry that can provide a highly satisfying and rewarding career. To make the best decisions to achieve your career goal of working in fashion you need to:

  • Develop your practical abilities
  • Understand how the industry works
  • Learn and develop new skills and knowledge that will get you employment
  • Identify fashion opportunities and careers that best suit your personal abilities

Course content

The course will help you develop the practical and technical skills required by the fashion industries for construction roles within the industry, e.g. Sample Machinist.

The course will also develop your understanding of how fashion works, the employment opportunities in the sector, and your ability to work in a professional way.

You will learn about fashion working methods and the technical and practical processes involved in the development of fashion and clothing products.

Other important aspects of the course will be the development of your ability to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written English, and to work in a professional way – to be able to complete tasks to a standard and deadline, to present yourself and your work well, and to be reliable and self-motivated.

There is regular tutor support and review of your progress, and assessment feedback to encourage you to achieve a high standard of work and to help you to achieve your goals.

This course is offered exclusively at Poplar Works in partnership with Newham College. Find out more about the Making for Change Training Programme and the support and resources available.

This course is taught at Poplar Works and is supported by and is run in collaboration with LCF and Polar Harka.

Curriculum units

  • Industrial sewing techniques
  • Quality control
  • Health & Safety
  • Garment construction craft
  • Industrial sewing machine operations

Qualifications on completion

  • Certificate in Fashion and Textiles

Entry requirements

You don’t have to have any prior experience to join the course. You only need to have an interest in learning fashion skills and bring your commitment and determination to learn and complete the set tasks.


Progression to Level 2 of the Making for Change Training Programme

Fees and funding

The course fee for adults (19+) is £362 (plus £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 SC004163
Start date 04 Sep 2023
Location Poplar Works
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