City & Guilds

UCTuition is an assessment site of Link2Create Ltd 

 City and Guilds Fashion and Pattern Cutting

Courses start on a rolling programme as places become available.  Next start dates: 17 April, 7 and 22 May

One-to-one study and part-distance learning also available subject to interview.

I am delighted to be able to offer, as an assessment centre attached to Link2Create Ltd, level 1 and 2 City and Guilds Fashion and Pattern Cutting.

City & Guilds 7160 2 Award Levels 1 and 2

City and Guilds craft qualifications are recognised for their high standards and commitment to practical skills.

The  Fashion and Pattern Cutting qualification is in a modular format across a wide range of garments.  For the Award scheme you will undertake one module at a time (one garment) but can subsequently undertake other modules within the qualification scheme (across levels 1 and 2) on a rolling programme building a comprehensive portfolio of skills in a flexible way.  Qualifications under this scheme are marked at pass, merit or distinction for each module.

Level 1 Award Fashion
You will undertake one module (one garment) at a time at level 1.
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, designing and planning a garment, sampling construction techniques and the construction of one garment per module from the list below.  

  • Sewing machine Skills
  • Shirt or top
  • Unlined Skirt
  • Casual Trousers

Level 2 Award Fashion
You will undertake one module (one garment) at at a time at level 2 from the list below.
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 a small amount of background research.

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

Level 2 Award Pattern Cutting
You will undertake one module at a time at level 2 from the list below.
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. 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.

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.

The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber, N Lincs, DN18 5JT
One-to-one at UCTuition or alternative venue by arrangement.

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Course Dates

Month 2014 Tuesdays
May 6th 7th 22nd
June 3rd 18th 12th
July 1st 2nd 10th
August 12th 6th 14th
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.
  • 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.