Bespoke Tailor and Cutter

Bespoke Tailor and Cutter

On a bespoke tailor and cutter apprenticeship course, you’ll help produce tailored clothing that is cut and made to a unique pattern for an individual.

A bespoke tailor and cutter make fitting clothes for a person cut and made to a particular pattern. Many of the skills must be completed by hand to make a garment that fits the customer’s demands.

The menswear and womenswear sectors rely heavily on bespoke tailoring, having a global and legendary reputation. Bespoke tailoring requires diverse skills, including craft, technical, creative, and design. These skills are crucial in the bespoke tailoring business. They will expect you to utilise them accurately, to a high standard, and within tight time constraints.

What you’ll learn

On a bespoke tailor and cutter apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Select, use, and store equipment and resources, such as proper pattern storage, material acquisition, and stock management.
  • Identify and decrease risks and dangers in the workplace by using safe working practices.
  • Utilise resources, time, and materials as efficiently and effectively as workable.
  • Recognise and utilise the origins of specific trademarked materials used in the bespoke tailoring industry.
  • Spot defects in the fabric and trim.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • Proficiency in complex stitching and making processes.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment comprises two distinct assessment methods: 

  • Final project
  • Professional Presentation and Discussion

Duration and level

  • Duration: 24 months
  • Level: 5 – Higher Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 5 Bespoke Tailor and Cutter Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page

Updated on November 26, 2022

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