Sewing Qualification for Beginners Gateway Entry Level 3 (blended)
Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre
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To develop knowledge and understanding of general and specific safety issues and requirements by learning sewing techniques and processes; how to use sewing equipment and machinery correctly; knowledge of fabrics; notions etc.; marking; measuring fabric and how to use a commercial pattern to construct a garment.
This course is suitable for learners with prior knowledge and practical experience of the subject who wish to further develop their skills and understanding and gain a qualification.
It is appropriate for learners with an ability to competently use the sewing machine to create sewn pieces, to have an awareness of commercial patterns and some knowledge of sewing techniques and processes.
How to apply
For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349
This blended course comprising of classroom based workshop-style learning with some online content will enable you to develop your knowledge and practical skills.
You will learn practical sewing skills and techniques whilst working on a self-chosen sewing project making a garment suitable for your level of skill and ability.
Your project is your choice, and may be a simple project such as an easy skirt or top, or a more difficult project such as fly front trousers.
The tutor will discuss your ideas with you at induction.
During the course you will observe tutor demonstration and explanation of techniques and processes integral to garment construction.
Some of the areas covered:
- Using the controls and functions on a sewing machine
- Understanding and using seam allowance, grainlines, pattern markings, neatening methods.
- Construction techniques
Some written work is required. You will complete a short booklet documenting your understanding of safety in the workroom, basic sewing requirements and sewing methods, techniques and processes.
Gateway Entry Level 3
Specific outcomes must be achieved to gain the qualification.
Assessment of learning is measured through product inspection, observation, discussion and feedback, written work.
Where can it lead?
After this course you may wish to advance to a higher level accredited course such as Level 1 Fashion/Textile course. Further progression may be a Level 2 and 3 course, and on to a degree course in Fashion/Textiles
We also offer a range of courses in the practical arts which can assist you in discovering something for yourself that can develop your own skills and interests.
As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential. Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.