Moving On Entry Employability (Sewing Skills)

Ref: C3843451

You will learn and develop a wide variety of sewing skills and techniques to make a range of different items. This course will also help you to improve you employability prospects with emphasis on the skills required to do this, including discussions on sewing as a viable employment option and considering the factors required if you are thinking of becoming self-employed or progressing to further study

Additional information about this course

There are 3 digital hours on this course in addition to the guided learning hours This course is only open to residents of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority region

Course aim

Specifically for those students who wish to learn sewing skills and techniques with the aim of improving their employability skills

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

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

  • Design, draft, lay and cut accurate patterns to make a variety of clothing and soft furnishings
  • Calculate measurements using imperial and metric systems
  • Describe and apply health and safety requirements when undertaking an activity
  • Compare the core practical skills of the course in an employability context
  • Name the progression routes to further study or employment opportunities

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
  • During the course there are 3 digital hours of online study or research via CANVAS (Virtual Learning Environment)

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • 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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Moving On Entry Employability (Sewing Skills)

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Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Greater Manchester in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Greater Manchester, you can check your postcode here:

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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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