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Tailoring and Garment Production Level 3 Advanced at Newham College of Further Education

Course description

The aim of the course is to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for successful employment through the development of your personal career plan. The course will develop your practical and technical garment-making skills to an advanced level, building on your existing skills and experience. The course also includes industry research and analysis to provide you with an overview of the sector and to help you identify the employment role that best suits your abilities and aspirations. You will learn in a variety of ways - through talks and demonstrations, by completing practical tasks and projects, by independent study, and by self-evaluation and assessment of your work. The course is based at Newham College's East Ham Campus (five minutes from East Ham tube) in modern, well-equipped garment production and pattern cutting workshops, plus some sessions will take place at the College's Fashion and Textile Museum ( During the course you will be encouraged to find work placements in tailoring or garment production companies. Work placements will develop your understanding of the commercial world in which companies operate, and will help to develop your professionalism as well as your technical and practical skills. You will receive a full introduction to how the course operates at an open day. You will take part in an induction at the beginning of the course.

Entry requirements

You should have four GCSEs grades A-C, including English and maths or equivalent other level 2 qualifications. You should have successfully completed the Bespoke Tailoring Diploma Level 2 course with a high level iof commitment, attendance and achievement, including; Evidence of a good understanding of the sector Evidence of a craft skills in tailoring, garment construction and pasttern cutting Evidence of a willingness to learn and a professional approach

Future opportunities

The course will equip you with the professionlism, skills and understanding required to apply for employment or apprenticeships in the sector. Alternatively, further study at a higher level will open up additional career opportunities, including employment in costume, fashion design/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.