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Garment Making – C5407

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Course Overview

This hobby course is at St Margaret’s Campus running every Friday 10:00-12:30 for 9 weeks and is designed as an introduction to the skills required to make new garments or alterations to garments.

This is a short course where you will work specifically on one project decided by you and your tutor.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The sessions are run as small workshop groups and the tutor will provide you with 1:1 support to enable you to complete your garment. Topics covered will depend on what you are working on. Pattern cutting, pleats, hems, zips and buttons could all be part of your program if needed.

Complete beginners are welcomed and will be shown how to use a sewing machine and follow a simple pattern.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 19+ and be able to complete a short workbook on a weekly basis with the help of your tutor.

How you will be assessed

This is a workshop-based course where you will be developing skills and techniques necessary to complete your garment making project guided by a tutor. At the start of the course, you will decide with your tutor your personal targets for the course, unique to you and your project. If you have met your targets by the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £90.00

Additional Costs

The cost of the course is £90.00. However you will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

– Universal Credit
– JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Action Group)

There will be no fees if you earn less than £20,319.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

On completion you may wish to enrol again and progress onto more complex patterns and designs. Or it might inspire you to look into enrolling onto one of our full time fashion or design based programs. Your tutor will be able to advise you on progression routes available to you.

What Happens Next

Click the apply now button to apply for a place on the course. You will then be sent your enrolment instructions if there is a place available for you.

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