Course title:
Sewing - Basic Skills
Tutor:
Amina Seedat
Course ID:
C2346145
Start date:
29/09/2021
End date:
15/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 29 Sep 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3
Wed 06 Oct 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3
Wed 13 Oct 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3
Wed 27 Oct 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3
Wed 03 Nov 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3
Wed 10 Nov 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3
Wed 17 Nov 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3
Wed 24 Nov 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3
Wed 15 Dec 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3
Wed 15 Dec 2021 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM 3
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 30
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 30
Date
Wed 29 Sep 2021
Times
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
3
Date
Wed 06 Oct 2021
Times
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
3
Date
Wed 13 Oct 2021
Times
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
3
Date
Wed 27 Oct 2021
Times
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
3
Date
Wed 03 Nov 2021
Times
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
3
Date
Wed 10 Nov 2021
Times
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
3
Date
Wed 17 Nov 2021
Times
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
3
Date
Wed 24 Nov 2021
Times
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
3
Date
Wed 15 Dec 2021
Times
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
3
Date
Wed 15 Dec 2021
Times
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
3
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
30
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
30
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Shama Women's Centre
Shama Womens Centre
39 Sparkenhoe Street
Leicester
LE2 0TD
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£0.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Basic equipment like sewing machine will be provided however you will need to bring additional materials and tools with you - Lever arch file, fabric for samples and garments, sewing kit- zips, buttons, elastic, threads, needles, pins, shears, pencil, rubber, ruler, measuring tape & drafting paper.
Course aim:
The aim of the course is for learners to develop their understanding and skills in the area of sewing and garment making.
Course description:
This course will teach beginners the basics of sewing and garment making. Learners with some experience or returning learners will develop their existing skills. You will produce samples of dressmaking techniques as well as create a simple garment of your choice. New learners will learn how to: Take body measurements, make basic patterns, use the sewing machine, make basic seams, add trimming (lace, ribbons, piping) and insert zips. New and existing learners will create 3 different types of trousers.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Begin to understand which tools and types of equipment are needed to produce garments.
2. Show a basic level of skill in choosing materials and using dressmaking processes and techniques.
3. Independently produce a folder of samples.
4. Understand the health and safety requirements in a sewing workshop environment.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk