Course Code: VE1EC49 Tailoring and Advanced Fashion Production Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 26 Sep 2023 University Centre 10 Weeks / £135 Apply now 16 Jan 2024 University Centre 10 Weeks / £135 Apply now 16 Apr 2024 University Centre 8 Weeks / £110 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis course will consolidate the skills gained in the earlier tailoring course and you will also produce a bespoke tailored jacket. It will cover a range of tailoring techniques and by the end of the 12-week course, you will have gained a range of transferable specialist skills that will allow you to design and create quality garments that fit perfectly. You will also produce your own bespoke tailored jacket. To get the most out of the course, you will need intermediate sewing skills and there is an expectation that you will be able to do some of the work in your own time. Entry Requirements No prior qualifications are necessary for this course, however to get the most out of it you should have intermediate level sewing skills. Qualification ObtainedTailoring and Advanced Fashion Production Industry Placement and Field TripsThere are no industry placements and no field trips on this course. However, our experienced team of fashion experts will be happy to advise you about local and national opportunities relating to employers, industry events, exhibitions and fabric sourcing. Learning and Teaching Methods Each of the sessions will begin with a tutor demonstration of specialist techniques and you will then progress through a series of practical tasks. An indicative schedule for the short course is as below. Weekly Topics Weeks 1/2 - Fabric Choices, Layout Cutting and Marking Week 3 - Interfacings Week 4/5 - Perfecting the Welt Pocket – Final Stage Week 6/7 - Collar and Rever – Final Stage Week 8/9 - Shoulder Pad Techniques and Sleeve Insertion – Final Garment Weeks 10/11/12 - Inserting the Tailored Lining and Hems Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods This course is part of the community learning programme and as such is not subject to any formal assessment. Other Costs and Equipment NeededA basic sewing/pattern making kit will be required and there will be some additional material costs associated with the course. Pattern paper and calico for toiles can be purchased through the College. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NONE Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression This short Tailoring Production course is the second of two that will guide you through the process of designing and making your own tailored jacket. The course will take you through to the final bespoke product and allow you to refine your skills and techniques working in fine quality cloth. There is the option to progress to degree-level study, subject to specific entry criteria.