Level 1 Award in Fashion (Sewing Skills)

Ref: C3680402

You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464 This is an accredited course leading to a City and Guilds Level 1 qualification in Fashion Sewing Skills. During this course you will develop your practical skills and understanding of different techniques you can use to create stitched samples. You will need to build a portfolio of samples to evidence your skills.

Course aim

During this course you will learn how to use a sewing machine to make a variety of stitched samples.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

  • Identify Health & Safety regulations and risks relating to tools and equipment
  • Describe the controls and functions on a sewing machine
  • Select appropriate tools and equipment to create fashion samples
  • Cut templates and fabric accurately, for example inserting and making the zip sample
  • Demonstrate your practical sewing skills by producing a range of presentation samples

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec - You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.). - You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline - A list of materials required will be provided at the start of your course. You will need to a bring a selection of fabric samples, zips etc. These can be from recycled items.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Level 1 Award in Fashion (Sewing Skills)

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • 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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