- Subject Area
- Visual Arts
- Age Group
Shena Simon Campus
(Evening - 1 year)
- Leaflet Code
The world of fashion and textiles employs a wide range of skilled and creative individuals at all levels. If you are keen to learn how to make clothes, to develop your technical skills and tackle pattern cutting skills to improve your designs, this part-time course is perfect. Awarded by ABC, this course runs during the daytime and evening for around 34 weeks and is delivered at our Shena Simon and Openshaw campuses.
You don’t need to have any previous qualifications for this part-time course in pattern cutting and garment construction, but you should ideally have some general practical skills and certainly a willingness to try new things, and a strong interest in creating patterns and making wearable garments.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by a series of pattern cutting and garment construction tasks which your expert tutor will guide you though. The work is both manageable and enjoyable, and you will grasp a range of techniques in no time at all. The tasks you complete will be assessed against ABC unit outcomes as you build a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your newly-acquired skills.
Continuing Your Journey
When you have finished this Level 1 course you may want to progress to our more advanced Level 2 certificate in Pattern Cutting and Garment Construction. The course will also give you good underpinning skills to take into employment in the fashion and textiles industry or as many students do, start your own small business in areas such as alterations and bespoke clothes making for a range of purposes from weddings, hard-to-source period clothing, tailoring or even costume making. You may also want to use this and our Level 2 part-time course as a gateway to full-time study in Fashion and Textiles Design. As you continue your studies and build your experience, you’ll open up doors to a range of careers in the art and design industry.Careers page
Fees, Finance & Funding
Depending on your circumstances and previous qualifications, you may be eligible for funding for this course as an adult learner. Some of our students also pay for themselves and the fees are somewhere in the region of £450.Fees, finance and funding page
You’ll find that there’s lots of different support available to help you pay for College and finance your education, including tuition fee loans, special grants and bursaries, and a number of extra funding opportunities, depending on your circumstances. You can find out everything you need to know on our dedicated Fees, Finance and Funding page.
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
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If you never stop doodling on scraps of paper or love nothing more than redesigning and upcycling your old clothes, then a course in Design & Visual Arts could be just what you need to express your creativity and hone your artistic flair.