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Bespoke Tailoring Level 2 Diploma at Newham College of Further Education

Course description

Bespoke tailoring is a highly skilled, specialist profession that involves exacting standards of expertise and reliability. This course builds on the experience gained studying on the Pre-Apprentice Level 1 course, or through previous experience in tailoring. You will learn in a variety of ways - through talks and demonstrations, by completing practical tasks and exercises, by independent study and by evaluation and assessment of your work. The course includes industry research and report writing, the development of your CV and identifying the employment role that best suits your abilities and aspirations. English, maths and IT will form an integral part of your studies on the course. The course is based at Newham College's East Ham Campus (ten minutes from East Ham tube) in modern, well-equipped garment production and pattern cutting workshops. You will receive a full introduction to how the course operates at the beginning of the course.

Entry requirements

You would normally have successfully completed the Bespoke Tailoring Pre-Apprentice Level 1 course with a high level of commitment, attendance and achievement, including Evidence of a good understanding of the sector. Evidence of a range of craft skills in tailoring and garment production Evidence of a willingness to learn and a professional approach

Future opportunities

The course will develop your understanding of the industry. It will enable you to learn about the tailoring craft skills that are required for junior levels of employment in tailoring. Alternatively you may decide to continue your studies in order to develop your skills at a level that is more advanced. Further study on the Advanced Tailoring and Garment Production Diploma level 3 will open up additional career opportunities, including employment in costume, fashion production, managerial roles and self-employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newham College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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    • The East Ham Campus is situated close to the busy East Ham High Street and it's just a few minutes walk away from East Ham station, where the Hammersmith & City and District lines lead in and out of Central London. The high street is a bustling area with a vast array of shops, including the usual high street chains such as Primark, Superdrug and Sainsbury’s.

       The following courses are offered at the East Ham Campus:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Business and Retail
      • Customer Services and Catering & Hospitality
      • Fashion and Tailoring
      • Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
      • Health, Care & Childcare
      • Sport and Health & Fitness
      • Teaching

       This campus has seven floors, specialist amenities, commercial enterprise and it is a buzzing and vibrant place to study. It boasts amazing facilities (see Facilities section) as well as world class IT and multimedia centre, an extensive library, a fitness suite, student life area (a common room for students with TV screens, pool tables and areas to relax), a café and a restaurant.