Level 5 Diploma

Award-winning and innovative: the stand-alone Level 5 qualification delivers both, the cutting and tailoring pathways, to all students
Officially Award Winning

Only a few weeks into teaching the  first cohort of students, I was delighted to receive the Textile Society‘s annual Professional Development Award. The honour came in recognition of bringing the highest level of bespoke training to the north of England. The news arrived when students were gathered around our workbench, learning how to stitch a canvas for a bespoke coat. I couldn’t have been more proud, of both theirs and the school’s achievement.


There is more good news: in recognition of its unique stand-alone approach, the  CapitB Trust has – once again – agreed to provide grant funding to the  Academy’s cohort of Level 5 students starting in September 2020. The number of places is limited to eight per year, to ensure maximum focus on the requirements of each learner.

Applications are now open. You can download and email your application using the link below. Please register your interest with us if you wish to be included in our email list and receive updates on the 2020/21 course.

Two Qualifications

Uniquely to the Tailoring Academy, students will leave the course with TWO highly acknowledged qualifications: we deliver the entire skill set – BOTH traditional pathways of the bespoke tailoring route – cutter AND tailor. This is because the skill sets are closely interlinked and one can’t really do without the other.

Course Structure
Qualification ABC 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
Duration September 2020 to July 2021
Format Full Time
Fee £ 9,250
Grant Support £ 1,800 (pre-approved)
ABC Sector Fashion and Textiles
Ofqual SSA Sector 4.2 Manufacturing Technologies
Stakeholder Support UKFT and The Savile Row Bespoke Association
Training Centre The Tailoring Academy
Pickford St Mill, 3rd Floor
Pickford Street
Macclesfield SK11 6JD
Enquiries brita@tailoringacademy.co.uk
Apply now:

Please download, complete and return our Application Form.

Email to brita@tailoringacademy.co.uk or post it to

The Tailoring Academy Ltd
44 Ryles Park Road
Cheshire SK11 8AH
England / UK