Introduction to Sewing Skills NQ Level 5

What is special about this course?

If you are interested in developing sewing and garment construction skills this course will provide you with relevant skills in cutting, sewing and constructing garments commonly used by the fashion industry. 

You’ll develop the artistic ability, the skills and techniques required to construct a basic garments which you will make on the course.  

Working in the Fashion and Textiles studios you will be given training on how to use domestic and industrial sewing machines and overlockers and Garment construction.  The course includes pattern cutting for beginners to support Basic Garment design and construction.

This award is mainly practical and creative in focus but requires precision, discipline, and self motivation to develop your skills and knowledge.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a keen interest in fashion, design and textiles. Ideally, they should have some degree of aptitude for sewing and ESOL National 4 or equivalent (for anyone who doesn't have English as their first language).

 

You will work towards units at SCQF Level 5:

  • Sewing skills
  • Pattern construction
  • Making clothes/Garment construction

Equipment

Students can sign out a kit on loan or buy a kit. The cost of a basic kit is £100.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?


26 Weeks

Wednesdays, 9.30-2pm


How will I be assessed?

    Throughout the year.

Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William

Start date

November

Fees

This course costs £200

Funding

Funding may be available for this course. Please contact admissions.whc@uhi.ac.uk for current information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The purpose of this training is to provide learners with foundation skills and personal confidence to gain entry to NC Art and Design or other relevant NC courses and/or higher levels of education. It is expected that learners will develop generic and transferable skills over the duration of this course.

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