Accessibility links

Fashion and Design Award Level 1 at Youth Education Project (YEP!)

Course description

Introduction to Sewing:

This sewing course will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing, along with health and safety and risk assessment in the sewing room, this course will help you build your confidence, and learn different sewing techniques and develop a range of related sewing skills.

Before you tell yourself that you do not sew, that you don’t have the patience, that you are not creative enough..... Take a deep breath.

This is the perfect sewing course for you if you are a complete beginner wishing to have a thorough introduction to using a sewing machine, learning different sewing techniques and understanding commercial patterns, leading on to making a simple skirt or shirt

By the end of the course you should have the beginnings of a portfolio for application for further study in fashion and a clear idea of whether the work of a fashion designer or some other role in this diverse and vibrant industry is for you.

Come along, be part of a lovely group, learn to sew, chat and make friends. 

Course content

You will be enrolled onto a Programme of Study course , a recognised full time programme which will in addition to the Fashion Qualification include Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT and/or GCSE

We will also work on your Personal and Social Development (PSD) improving employability skills, CV and cover letter writing, interview techniques, money management, healthy eating to name just a few subjects covered.

There will also be opportunities to join in social events run by YEP such as football tournaments, pool and table tennis competitions, visits to mega zone and bowling to build on team work, communication skills and confidence.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements only a keen interest in the fashion industry and a willingness to learn seamstressy.


During your course you will build up a portfolio of work which will be assessed. There are no exams

Financial information

There is no financial cost to this qualification. Abursary may be applied for to help with travel and lunches

Future opportunities

We will support you to identify the next step for you in your life and help you to make it!

Further information

To come and have a look around our Fashion Department and talk to our tutors call 0116  3196585 and ask to talk to Lee or Nikki

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Course code: Fashion and Design Award Level 1
  • Web url:
  • Number of planned places: 10

Contact details