City & Guilds

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City and Guilds Fashion
and Pattern Cutting

Recognised for its commitment to teaching high quality practical skills and holding a degree equivalent City & Guilds in Fashion myself I am delighted to be able to offer level 1 and 2 City and Guilds Fashion and Pattern Cutting.

Courses start on a rolling programme each month throughout the year. The course dates are at the end of the page.

City & Guilds 7160 2 Award Levels 1 and 2

The 7160 Award - Fashion and Pattern Cutting, is a flexible and affordable modular course, teaching a wide range of garment and pattern cutting skills.  Both levels 1 and 2 are suitable for professional sewers and sewing for pleasure.  You will work towards the completion of one 42 hour module at a time, building a portfolio of practical skills to design, plan and make one garment per module. The portfolio will demonstrate an element of design and sampling of construction techniques.  Fascinating background research explores the influences and drives the constantly changing world of fashion.

Level 1 Award Fashion

This level is for anyone new to dressmaking or for those of you with skills but who have not undertaken a formal qualification in garment construction before. It introduces the principles of design, how to design and plan a garment, sample construction techniques and construction of one garment per module from:

  • Sewing machine skills
  • Shirt or top
  • Unlined Skirt
  • Casual trousers

Level 2 Award Fashion

Level 2 is for students who have provable dressmaking skills they would like to explore further and gain a recognised qualification. If you have undertaken a level 1 unit you will build on these skills. Garments at level 2 will utilise more complex techniques and design components and background contextual research.

Choose from:

  • Blouse or shirt
  • Fitted lined skirt
  • Tailored Skirt
  • Fitted unlined trousers
  • Lined Jacket
  • Dress
  • Fashion corset

Level 2 Award Pattern Cutting

For students how have proveable dressmaking skills and would like to make their own basic blocks and patterns to personal body measurements. The adaptation units have a design component.  You will be required to undertake a small amount of background research.

  • Shirts and blouses
  • One piece garment
  • Skirts and trousers

Guided Learning Hours and Independent Study
Level 1 and 2 Award modules are taught over 42 hours per module. You will be expected to work in your own time in addition to the 42 taught hours, approximately 10 additional hours at level 1 and 42 at level 2.

On-going tutor assessment and support. Internal verification by an independent tutor. External moderation by City & Guilds.  To gain certification all work must be produced for assessment.

Course Structure
Either one full day per month (Wednesdays or Thursdays) for 7 months or one evening per month (Tuesdays) for 12 months.  An additional induction session will be required for students who have not undertaken a City & Guilds fashion course before.

Group tuition - £340 for one Award (one module/one garment at level 1 and 2).  This cost includes City & Guilds registration and certificate.  
Maximum group number is usually 5.
Students will be expected to provide their own materials and fabrics.
One-to-one tuition and part-distance learning - price on application.

A non-refundable deposit of £150 payable on booking and the non-refundable balance 6 weeks before the course commences.  
Bookings less than 6 weeks before commencement fees are payable in full and are non-refundable.

All students must be registered with City & Guilds to gain certification for their work.  Registration for level 1 and 2 Award courses is valid for 12 months from the date of registration.

One-to-one at UCTuition or alternative venue by arrangement.

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Course Dates

Month 2014 Tuesdays
December 9th - 11th
January 2015 6th 7th 15th
February 10th 11th 26th
Terms & Conditions:
  • Course deposit and full fees are non-refundable.
  • Places booked but not paid for on booking cannot be held.
  • The course fee includes tuition one day a month for a 7 month course or one evening a month for an 12 month course, registration and certification with City and Guilds and is for one module (one garment) at either level 1 or 2.
  • Failure to submit work for assessment and certification within the 12 months from the registration date will require the candidate to re-register for the course and pay the registration and City & Guilds Centre fees again to gain certification.
  • Tuition outside the City and Guilds course dates will be charged extra to the course fee.
  • Students are responsible for providing fabrics and course materials.
  • All work must be produced for internal and external verification to gain certification.
  • Equipment brought to be venue must be in good working order.
  • UCTuition reserves the right to change course dates and cancel courses.