Applications are Open

… and so is our workshop! Completely remodelled, it is home to only eight students on our current Level 5 programme, scheduled to run through to July next year. Keeping student numbers low allows everyone the ample space and with state of the art equipment… Read more

Keeping Everyone Safe

Getting Ready for a New Age

Practical skills delivery is face-to-face by nature and heritage tailoring skills are what our students are joining us for. That’s why the closure of our workshop facilities as a consequence of the crisis surrounding coronavirus came as a real blow. Having to rapidly re-imagine the… Read more

Case study shows dual tailoring qualification opens up progression routes for fashion and costume designers

Glyndebourne beckons for John!

Our dual qualification has just been confirmed as a pathway to a fulfilling career – the ABC Level 5 Diploma in Bespoke Tailoring opens up veritable progression routes for those with previous experience in garment making: John joined our very first cohort studying for the… Read more

The Academy at #GNCCF2019

We are VERY proud to have been selected to show at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester from 10th to 13th October. Now in its 12th year, the exhibition is the North’s largest and most established annual celebration of contemporary craft. This is… Read more

Officially Award Winning

The concept of delivering the ABC Level 5 Diploma as a stand-alone alternative to the traditional apprenticeship is officially award-winning! I am delighted to have received the Textile Society’s Professional Development Award, for offering this Ofqual regulated programme, the highest standard in UK Tailoring training, outside… Read more

What sets the Academy apart?

At the Tailoring Academy, we believe that students should receive a full education and acquire, alongside their practical training, a sense of responsibility and accountability for their work. Traditionally, apprentices receive training in only one area of the craft: they must choose between different pathways and… Read more