Level 1 Award in Fashion – Sewing Machine Skills (classroom-based)

Level 1 Award in Fashion – Sewing Machine Skills (classroom-based)

Duration: 11 weeks
Start Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (inductions: week commencing Monday 10 January 2022)
Day and time: Tuesday, 5.30-8.30pm
Course fees: £97.50 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email: learneradvice@hullcc.gov.uk

Course Aims

This unit provides the learner with the practical skills and knowledge needed to make stitched samples using a sewing machine and its accessories.

Entry Requirements

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.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email: learneradvice@hullcc.gov.uk

Course Content

This is a classroom based, workshop-style course with supporting online content.

During this course you will learn how to work safely and effectively using a sewing machine, about the functions, features and controls and produce a range of sewn samples using a sewing machine.

The samples will include practical stitches such as neatening seams, blind hem stitch and gathering stitch, decorative stitches and the use of accessories to insert a zip, apply piping and create buttonholes.

You will collect a range of fabric swatches identifying different weights and characteristics.

You will research and produce written work identifying different types of sewing machines and the health and safety regulations relating to using a machine.

During the course you will observe tutor demonstration and explanation of the techniques and processes required to meet learning outcomes.

Folios, or similar will be produced within which to present your written work, research, swatches and sampled construction pieces.

You will provide your own fabric, threads, haberdashery and notions, folios, stationary and other items required for the course.

You may bring your own sewing machine to class. Machines must be PAT tested which can be done on site.

We have machines and some basic equipment available for you to use at the centre.

Assessment Method

City & Guilds Level 1

4 credits

Learning outcomes must be met to gain the qualification.

Assessment of learning is measured through product inspection, observation, discussion, feedback and written work.

Where can it lead?

After this course you may wish to progress on to following units, in order to gain the required number of credits to obtain a full Level 1 Certificate in fashion.

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