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Dressmaking (NCFE Level 1) - Part-time

Hobbies Dressmaking

Course outline

The course will cover how to safely use sewing machines, and other equipment.

Learn how to sew and construct simple garments and accessories using the correct techniques as well as understand body measurements and cut out fabric.

You will then learn to understand the sewing pattern instructions and, using the correct techniques, construct your first garment or accessory.

How to enrol onto this course

It is no longer possible to enrol on this course, however, we may be running it again in the future.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions


The Textile Workshop
621 Mansfield Road

Date / time:

Start: 16th January 2019

End: 12th June 2019

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Day: Wednesday

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £146.25

Additional costs:

  • Exam fee: £39

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits.

Course code: C000787 / Q003345


NCFE Award in Creative Crafts Level 1



Level Level 1
Entry requirements

No entry requirements. You will be required to complete a work book, and so must be able to complete written work as well as practical element of the course.

Due to funding rules, you may only enrol on ONE NCFE course for level 1 in each academic year.

Teaching & assessment

The NCFE Award Creative Crafts Level 1 consists of 3 modules:

  • Exploring tools and materials
  • Researching and planning a project
  • Completing an individual project of your choice.

Completing the level 1 course will give you sound a basis for further learning in your chosen craft area. Assessment is ongoing,and you will receive verbal and written formative feedback as the course progresses.


By attending the course you will have increased your knowledge, skills and understanding to help you move on and take up further opportunities open to you.

Your tutor will discuss progression opportunities with you at the final session as part of the course evaluation. These may include other community courses, employability skills courses, volunteering opportunities and progression onto other Nottingham College courses.

Additional information

Sewing machines and other large equipment is supplied, but you should bring your own “easy” dress or accessory pattern and basic sewing kit of scissors, pins & needles, and a tape measure to the first session (all can be bought for about £5). You will need to supply all other materials and threads etc. for the project and this cost will depend on the fabric purchased, but we encourage re-using, recycling and love charity shops! We also have stock of trim, dress patterns and fabric to practice on at The Textile Workshop.

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