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What is an apprenticeship?

This qualification pathway table  gives an overview of how you could plan your career in bespoke tailoring and specialise as a bespoke Tailor or Pattern Cutter.

Listed below are some useful websites and college information on registered courses that teach tailoring skills and have accredited qualifications.


Fashion-Enter LTD (London) Telephone: 0208 809 3311

apprenticeships@fashion-enter.com   www.fcfta.com

Fasion-Enter Ltd is an award winning social enterprise that is currently the leading training provider in England for ABC Awards apprenticeships in garment technology, patterns and stitching.

Accredited learning is available from level 1-5 providing excellent work based skills from garment conception to delivery.


London College of Fashion (London)  Telephone:   0207 514 7400


This course enables you to learn how to construct a tailored Women’s jacket


Newham College (East Ham Campus)   Telephone:  0208 257 4446


This course provides introductory bespoke tailoring skills as a foundation for further progression to higher levels’


Morley College (London SE1)  Telephone:   0207 450 1889


The college has a course set around tailoring for Men and Women and also offer small master classes.


The City of Liverpool College (Liverpool)  Telephone:   0151 252 300

http://www.liv-coll.ac.uk/All_Courses.aspx  – key in tailoring in search box

The college offers an introductory tailoring course and also provides the apprenticeship pathway courses set at level 2 and 3.


Barnsley College (Barnsley)  Telephone:   01226 252 300

http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/courses/ – key in tailoring in search box

This course is an apprenticeship in fashion and textiles and also covers: garment technology, pattern technology and tailoring alongside other course units.


South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (Shroud)  Telephone:   01453 761 185


The course offered is a fashion and textiles diploma which covers sewing skill and pattern cutting.