Introduction to Tailoring and Alterations

Ref: C3843120

This course will teach you a range of creative and practical skills required for tailoring and alteration tasks that would be useful for personal and potential self -employment opportunities. It is suitable for those with some previous sewing experience who may wish to widen their skills and are interested in progressing onto an accredited sewing course. You will be required to build a portfolio of work

Course aim

to learn and develop a wide range of sewing techniques that is required to carry out tailoring and alteration tasks

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of tailoring and alterations.
  • Learn and apply the appropriate skills required to carry out a range of tailoring and alteration tasks
  • Cost an alteration / tailoring project accurately
  • Know how to measure, and use measurements in both metric and imperial units
  • Have an overview of the skills that are required for self-employment

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Introduction to Tailoring and Alterations

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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