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Apprenticeship training course

Bespoke cutter and tailor (level 5)

Producing tailored garments that are cut and made to a unique pattern for an individual.

Qualification level
5
Equivalent to higher national diploma (HND).
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Creative and design
Maximum funding
£17,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Bespoke cutter
  • Bespoke tailor
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Produce a bespoke specification to deliver against agreed client requirements such as design, material and timeframe.
  • Professional communication with stakeholders.
  • Interpret specification, managing expectations both internally and externally.
  • Professional communication with colleagues to ensure a productive work environment.
  • Maintain comprehensive records relating to the sale and production of bespoke garments.
  • Identify defects in materials and take the correct course of action to rectify.
  • Select materials suitable for intended use.
  • Diagnose and improve on issues against the specification of the bespoke garment.
  • Store tools and equipment for example shears and scissors.
  • Identify and minimise hazards and control risks in the workplace to maintain work procedures ensuring health and safety requirements are met.
  • Select, prepare, and test tools and machinery, including adjustments for different materials.
  • Correctly handle and store bespoke cut components in the making process.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the bespoke cutting and tailoring process.
  • Handle and store finished bespoke garments in a safe and suitable location ready for client fitting or collection.
  • Assess bespoke garment and implement the appropriate method to remedy a problem.
  • Implement efficient and effective use of resources, time and materials.

Full information on Bespoke cutter and tailor (level 5) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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