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… for your place on our 2023/24 Level 5 Diploma course:

We have had an exiting academic year culminating in the award of accreditation by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) and approval of our new International Programme by the UK Fashion and Textiles Association, UKFT (more on this shortly). But the Academy also just received another ringing endorsement of its highly acclaimed course for UK students. The testimonial comes from no other than Liveryman Alan Cannon Jones MSc. F.FCDE, Chairman of the Judges of the prestigious Golden Shears competition:

“The Tailoring Academy is the benchmark for Bespoke Tailoring education and this should be celebrated and encouraged as the exemplar in the UK.”

Responsible for quality assurance on our Level 5 Diploma programme, the expert with vast experience from across the British tailoring industry added:

“The career progression of graduating students over the past two years has proved that the knowledge and skills acquired provide the springboard that the trade requires.”

If you are thinking about a career in bespoke tailoring and look for a government-regulated qualification that equips you with the all-important practical skills, this is the course for you. With previous experience in garment making,
acquired either through formal or self-study, you can now submit your application, to be considered as one of the first candidates for a place on the full-time course starting September 2023. *Please note we limit the offer to only eight places this year, to also provide for overseas candidates on our newly approved International Programme.

Find the key facts below, or get in touch by email for more information! If your application is successful, we invite you for a personal interview. Within a few days you will receive notification as to whether or not we can offer you a place (we always include feedback). We hold your offer for 14 days to allow you to complete the formal registration process. A non-refundable enrolment fee is payable upon agreement.

IMPORTANT: to protect the wellbeing of our staff and students, we will only consider applications from candidates who have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants (evidence required).

Course Structure:
Qualification SEG Level 5 Diploma in Bespoke Tailoring (601/8252/0)
Cutting AND Tailoring Pathway (two qualifications)
Regulator Ofqual
Assessment Internal assessment, internal and external moderation
Grading Pass
Dates 11 September 2023 to 12 July 2024
Format Full Time
Fee £9,995 incl. VAT 
Payment Schedule Enrolment Fee: £2,495 incl. VAT (upon agreement, non-refundable)
1st Instalment:  £2,500 incl. VAT (1st August 2023)
2nd Instalment: £2,500 incl. VAT (1st December 2023)
3rd Instalment:  £2,500 incl. VAT (1st April 2024)
Sector Fashion and Textiles
Ofqual SSA Sector Manufacturing Technologies
Stakeholder Support UKFT and The Savile Row Bespoke Association
Visit UKFT’s website