When & Where

  • Orange calendar icon 27 September 2023 - 27 June 2025 ( 480 hours, 60 weeks )
  • Orange map marker icon Chelsea Centre

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code C23FACB02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

The fashion business is worth £26 billion to the UK economy and alongside tailoring one of its fastest growing niches can be commonly termed as streetwear. Brands such as Offwhite, Stussy, Supreme, Palace and even Nike are recognised as key players and innovators in this space. This course is one of the few Tailoring courses in London, our focus is on contemporary tailoring and street wear trends. You will get a fusion of traditional and contemporary skills. The streetwear consumer wants affordable exclusivity and is prepared to spend up to 5 times more on streetwear items compared to non street wear. Tailoring is also becoming more and more popular as many consumers continue want individuality whilst looking smart and are prepared to invest for this exclusivity. We have designed a two year exciting practical and hands on fashion programme to help you make the most of these opportunities. This course is one of the few Tailoring courses in London, our focus is on contemporary tailoring and street wear trends. Close to Kings Road Chelsea, with its celebrated history of cultural fashion movements and several major museums such as the Victoria & Albert musuem and a stone's throw from Savile Row, the hub of traditional tailoring. You will be inspired by our dedicated tutors who are also current industry experts in these fields. Year 1 - Level 4 (Higher National Certificate) is a broad introduction to both areas where you will be encouraged to explore, be expressive and experimental by drawing on a range of materials. You will develop a wide range of technical and creative skills preparing you for both industries.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Research and effectively communicate and interpret ideas relating to the production of tailored garments
  • Explore concepts, materials and processes through experimentation and testing
  • Develop designs, range planning and portfolio building using IT
  • Select and effectively use a wide range of media to produce a range of fashion illustrations
  • Develop pattern blocks for use in the tailoring and streetwear industry
  • Understand cutting, styling, and garment components
  • Select and use appropriate specialist equipment and techniques for production of a 3D garment
  • Understand fabric properties and characteristics
  • Evaluate and analyse project outcomes against intentions and objectives
  • Understand contextual, cultural and historical research
  • Identify future progression opportunities, enter employment, and respond to professional opportunities or progress to higher education qualifications

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

Teaching is both online and classroom based. Typical activities will take place in the format of direct teaching with tutor demonstrations, peer discussions, practical skill development and use of examples and lectures. Demonstrations with workshop practice will form the main body of the learning environment. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. Assessment Methods:•A portfolio of work that demonstrates the learning outcomes•Written assignments•Practical Tasks - Final 3D garments patterns and toiles•Portfolio of computer aided designs and development•Formative feedback•Peer Feedback•Summative Assessment In order that you make the best possible progress on your course learners will receive regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have knowledge equivalent to level 3 fashion. GCSEs, grade 4/C or above, in Maths and English (or an equivalent level of qualification) is desirable. For non-native English speakers, an IELTS 5.5 is required. Applications are welcome from anyone who feels that they are capable of reaching the standards required by this qualification. All applicants will be invited to attend an online interview and will be required to present a portfolio of work that demonstrates ability in research skills, drawing, creative thinking and problem-solving skills with an interest in art, design or related subjects including fashion. We always provide full support to students who need extra help in any aspect of their studies, for example to dyslexic students. Learners are expected to have a good standard of computer literacy. If you are looking to help build your portfolio skills before completing an application, we can recommend short courses in Menswear/womenswear Pattern Cutting, Clothes Making, Fashion Design and Portfolio building offered here at Morley College London

Before you enrol

Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This is an exciting, hands on course where you will become an accomplished confident creator of tailoring and streetwear clothing with industry experts. Enthusiasm, drive and passion are a must! Students are generally expected to spend some time outside of the taught programme for completion of activities to develop learning, self and peer evaluation.

What you need

You need a positive, can do attitude with plenty of enthusiasm for the creative industries. Students are expected to support their own studies through suitable equipment, full guidance and support on this will be provided.

What you can do next

On successful completion of the Level 5 HND learners can progress to Higher Education where you will be able to join the final year of a Honours Degree course. Students are also ready to enter the fashion industry setting up their own businesses or competing to be a part of the larger design houses.