Pattern Cutting and Making for Dresses level 1 – C1160

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Course Overview

This course is for adults aged 19+. Are you looking to develop your industry skills and knowledge in pattern cutting and making for dresses? This seven-week course gives you the opportunity to use a wide range of industrial equipment to develop your skills to produce a garment using professional techniques. Intended as a part-time hobby course you may feel inspired towards a new career path or other part-time courses we offer at the college.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During the course, you will have the opportunity to construct a garment using professional industry methods.

As part of the course, you will be introduced to a range of industrial equipment, pattern cutting techniques and development associated with the production of dresses.
Additionally, health and safety in the workshop will also be covered.

Entry Requirements

An interest in industry or amateur garment construction, sampling or pattern cutting.

How you will be assessed

There is no formal assessment only continuous review throughout the course. You will be set personal targets with your tutor.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £75.00

Additional Costs

Either bring your own fabrics or pay a small fee to purchase fabric through the college

Material Fees



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

The course provides a beginners understanding of the basics in pattern cutting and construction of dresses. Whether you’ve chosen to study as a hobby or potentially a new career path there are various opportunities following completion of this course.
Following this course you may want to continue your studies in garments and try one of our other part-time courses offered throughout the year by the college.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study.

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