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Industrial Garment Construction & Pattern Cutting  |  Accredited by ABC Awards (500/519/69)


This is a 16 week course which will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills within pattern cutting and garment production. 


You will learn how to use a variety of tools and equipment in order to produce a pattern and create a garment. You will also learn how to lay up correctly.

From the beginning, your learning be practical with some written components. As you progress you will produce  pattern blocks  (including a personal bodice block) and learn techniques for pattern adaptations .Your progress will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure you are getting the most from your course.

After completing the course, you can seek employment with your new knowledge and skills within this area, or you can apply for apprenticeships or further education.

         These courses are free for those who are a Full-time legal resident of England, aged 19 or older on 31 August 2021, able to complete the whole course, unemployed and in receipt of JSA or ESA OR in receipt of UC with take home pay of less than £345 per month OR employed or self employed with less than £18525.00 annual gross salary. The skills gained could enable you to pursue a career within the fashion and textiles industry, or move onto the next level of education.⁠




You can  book on this course by calling us and booking a pre-enrolment interview - 01752210691 or by emailing Kim Jones at

WHEN:  The current course is underway at the moment and we are at capacity.  Our next course will run from the end of November. Please keep an eye on our social media for further details. 


Progression Routes

The opportunity to progress into employment, further education or an apprenticeship elsewhere.

How will I be taught and assessed?

The Course Tutors will teach and support you in a creative and friendly environment. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, research and hands on making. Assessment will be practical and feedback will be given on a regular basis.

What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?

This course is the progression route from Level 1 and builds on the learning from that course.


What topics does the course cover?

You will be taught more advanced skills relevant in the Fashion Industry as you work through the course such as:

Workplace Health and Safety

Measuring the standard figure

Advanced principles of pattern cutting 

Fabric estimating and lay planning

Drafting basic pattern blocks 

Sewing on industrial machinery

Garment construction working from tech packs

Introduction to tailoring


Pattern Construction (Industrial)

You will learn how to make and manipulate patterns including skirts, bodices, sleeves,trousers and collars. You will cut patterns, starting from blocks  and working through to the production of and industry standard  patterns.

 lay up and cut out fabric and work safely within the fashion studio using various equipment. 


Garment Construction (Industrial)

You will learn advanced technical processes and develop practical skills in garment construction using industrial sewing machinery. Classes will include how to manufacture stretch fabrics  and operate a wider variety of industrial machinery.

Introduction to Tailoring

You will learn the difference between tailoring and mass production and which processes and techniques cross over and samples of 3 tailoring features.  We also take a class visit to a local tailors which is a valuable experience.

Taking Measurements and Constructing Basic Blocks

You will take measurements from a standard size mannequin and draft  pattern blocks for a skirt, bodice, sleeve and trouser. You will also draft a bodice and sleeve block to fit yourself.  

Once you have worked through both Level 1 & Level 2, you will have built confidence in using industrial machinery and will have constructed several different garments and samples . You will have developed skills for pattern construction including fitting garments to different figure types. You will have a holistic view of how the clothing manufacturing industry operates.

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