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  • Overview of the course

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    The course is for anyone who is a complete beginner to dressmaking in Eastern and Western fashion. You will be taught basic sewing skills and pattern drafting. You will build confidence in the use of equipment in the class and learn various processes within the dressmaking area.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will increase in confidence in basic sewing skills, e.g. becoming familiar with the sewing machine, different seam allowances and different hem stitching.
    You will cover all health as safety aspects of the course. The course is very much learner led. For a complete beginner in dressmaking it is recommended that the various sewing processes are learnt whilst building confidence in using the equipment.
  • Entry requirements

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    You need to have an interest in Eastern and Western Fashion.
    You will be informed at the first class what you will require and where to buy your materials and equipment.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will agree an individual learning plan (ILP) with your tutor identifying what you want and need to gain from the course. You will build up a folder of work which shows the range of skills and knowledge you have developed. You will receive supportive feedback throughout the course and track your progress through your Individual Learning Plan.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    A ring binder folder to keep your work organised is essential.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact a member of the team via arts@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You can visit any of our Centres to enrol. Click here for our current enrolment times.

  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £108.00
  • Future opportunities

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    You can progress onto Pattern Drafting Beginners.
    Other courses available to support your learning:
    - Free English and maths courses for those who have not yet attained a grade at C at GCSE (grade 4 equivalent)
    - Free digital literacy courses for beginners in computing and tablets
    - Free positive steps to wellbeing courses to support improved mental wellbeing, health and confidence
    - A range of employability skills courses

    Information, advice and guidance is available at all Bolton College centres. Our Adult Community Learning Job Coach is available to support learners who are seeking employment
  • Additional Information

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    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.

    Helpline


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details


    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Start Date:

    21/04/2020

  • End Date:

    14/07/2020

  • Time:

    09:00 - 11:30
    2.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    12 weeks

  • Venue:

    New Bury Community Learning Centre

  • Course Code:

    AC077-CLPC