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The FTA started running ‘Perfect Patterns’ in 2014 which was a Level 1 Award, it quickly became very popular and successful, this then lead to the Level 2 being launched. Both of the courses are 7 weeks long and are taught by industry experts based at the Factory, they cater for beginners who can then progress to higher qualifications, apprenticeships and job outcomes.

Level 1

FACTS
Course title: Perfect Patterns
Course location: The Factory
Study level: Level 1 Award
Course days and hours: Monday to Thursday 10am  to 4pm
Course length: 5 Weeks
Reference code: 500/4308/0

CONTENTS AND STRUCTURE
Perfect Patterns is a five-week course, where you can learn the fundamentals of pattern making: how to draft blocks and use them to create your patterns.
You will practice taking standard and personal measurements and apply them to your patterns effectively. We will teach you using a range of methods and techniques including the unique Telestia system. The units are as follows;

Pattern Construction (Industrial), 6 credits
You will be taught how to make flat patterns using a range of practical techniques; this will include measuring, basic lay planning and safe practice.
 
Garment Construction (Industrial), 6 credits
You will be taught basic technical knowledge and practical skills in garment construction and using industrial sewing machinery.
Classes will include how to use interfacing, insert a zip and use an industrial presser safely.

COURSE COST £699-

TO RECIVE FULLY PAID FUNDING 
•    You should not be in full - time education.
•    You should be working 16 hours or under/ unemployed in receipt of benefits.
•    You should be a British citizen, if not proof that you are entitled to state funding ( e.g. proof of citizen of an EEA member state, proof of indefinite leave to remain etc).

HOW TO APPLY
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0208 809 3311.

Joanna

TESTIMONIALS
‘The perfect pattern course has been a brilliant experience for me. I’ve worked within the industry for 3 years and wanted a basic yet thorough understanding of patterns – how to make and alter them and I have gained just that! The Telestia method has also been great to learn. The course has very good teachers that are always willing to help and ensure we learn as much as we are able to do. I would definitely recommend it to both beginners and advanced alike!’
Joanna Rose-Hazel, Student

Level 2

FACTS
Course title: Perfect Patterns 2 
Course location: The Factory
Study level: Level 2
Course days and hours: Monday to Thursday 10am  to 4pm
Course length:  10 Weeks
Reference code: 50051969

CONTENTS AND STRUCTURE
Perfect Patterns 2 is a 10 week course, which provides you with the knowledge and skills to produce a range of valuable, in-demand and technical pattern drafting and cutting skills.  Our industry experts will guide and show you how to correctly use an array of tools, techniques and methods to produce perfect blocks and patterns that fit, we will also introduce you to lay planning. The units are as follows;

Taking measurements and constructing basic blocks, 5 credits
You will develop technical knowledge in pattern construction by learning how to take anatomical measurements and translate them into basic blocks. Create and fit toiles and make a range of alterations and adjustments.

Producing pattern adaptations, 10 credits
You will learn to adapt a range of patterns to include linings and interlinings and produce a portfolio of scaled patterns.

Relating fabrics to style and planning lays, 5 credits
You will research fibres and fabrics, apply fabric criteria to specific designs and produce lay plans.
Producing complete patterns, 5 credits
You will develop the skills and understanding to produce full scale patterns with appropriate designs, costings and lay plans.

COURSE COST £1200-
 
TO RECIVE FULLY PAID FUNDING:

•    You should not be in full - time education.
•    You should be working 16 hours or under/ unemployed in receipt of benefits.
•    You should be a British citizen, if not proof that you are entitled to state funding ( e.g. proof of citizen of an EEA member state, proof of indefinite leave to remain etc).

HOW TO APPLY
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0208 809 3311.

MS

TESTIMONIALS
‘Our Best of British collection combines M&S’s rich heritage with modern styling with an emphasis on true British craftsmanship and quality. Fashion Enter is a key Best of British partner, reflecting our ongoing support and commitment to the UK production. The FTA will provide future generations of highly skilled technicians to ensure sustainability in garment production today and we sincerely wish the FTA and their future students all the very best in their accredited learning.’
Rachel Cleverly, Buyer – Marks and Spencer