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Dressmaking

This course is designed for learners with some basic knowledge of sewing, who would like to improve their dressmaking skills, as well as enthusiastic beginners with a desire to learn. The content will be adapted to the specific requirements of each learner after the first session.
Students will learn how to use a sewing machine and then iron to achieve a crisp and precise finish; how to take measurements correctly; how to choose and read patterns; how to select fabric; how to cut a garment out; how to achieve a balanced fitting on the body and finishing the garment to the highest possible standards.

For further information about this course please contact Paignton Adult & Community Learning on 01803 540770 or email aclpaignton@southdevon.ac.uk or Brixham Adult & Community Learning on 01803 853302 or email aclbrixham@southdevon.ac.uk

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Course fees
Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19-23 Fee 19+ Fee  
AL9B231PDN Vantage Point 16/JAN/18 - 27/MAR/18 TUE 19:00 - 21:00 10 £77.50
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FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

“There are so many different aspects to the course which you learn about such as movies, animations and games. You have access to lots of industry standard equipment including macs, graphic tablets a whole range of cameras and microphones. The tutors dedicate a lot of time helping you find your creativity and the best way to express it.”Thomas Rainey

Adult and Community Learning – Paignton

This course is available at our Paignton Campus. We provide a vast range of Adult and Community Learning courses that enable you to try something new and recreational. Our provision is delivered at various locations for your convenience in Brixham, Paignton, Newton Abbot and Torquay.

If you would like to contact us out-of-hours, please email or leave a message on our answer phone service. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Opening Times
Term time
Monday – Thursday
09:30 – 16:30 and 18:15 – 20:30

Friday
09:30 – 16:30

Vantage Point,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Sewing and Dressmaking

Pattern Cutting for Dressmaking

Employability

If you want to enhance your future career prospects, we can also offer employability courses that will improve your CV. Some of our learners choose to begin with a recreational course before finding a new passion and progressing to a new qualification.

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We offer a variety of courses at numerous locations and times, meaning that you can attend at a time and place that is convenient for you. We can also offer distance learning in specific areas.

Quality

As a leading provider of community learning in the region, we ensure that our courses are of the highest quality, in all areas of our provision across the College. We follow both nationally recognised Ofsted and recreational frameworks, which are delivered by experienced and dedicated tutors.

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