This Garment Construction course will allow students to gain skills in the practical element of garment assembly through knowledge of fabric, cutting and stitching.

Students will discover potential for creativity through garment construction, develop an understanding of fabric and be able to display work, discuss and develop a design brief for a client. Garment construction is a rewarding and lifelong skill that takes time to master; this course offers the learner a real chance to develop these skills that sewing courses fail to achieve.

Assessment for this module is through a project and a collection of work. The learner will be required to finish x 2 garments, develop a written budget, compile a detailed booklet of sewing samples to include x 3 styles of zip, pockets and hems.

Qualifications Gained

  • Portobello Institute Certificate in Garment Construction
  • QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Garment Construction (5N1276)

Entry Requirement

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Class Sizes

We are committed to ensuring you gain the most, academically and personally, during your study time with Portobello.  To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. With these uniquely small classes, we create the environment for you get to know everyone in your group, you can then feel comfortable and confident to ask questions and our tutors have the time to attend to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students tell us of the lifelong friendships they have made during their study time with Portobello.

Assignment Support

We understand the challenge of completing assignments at third level, the new skills and the change in thinking sometimes needed to put on paper, all that you have learned. We offer our students the opportunity to submit a draft assignment for informal feedback before submitting the final version. We care about your success, we want you to achieve the best you can and we offer you the individual support to acquire the skills you need to communicate what you have learned whilst studying with Portobello Institute.

Course Structure

This is a part time course delivered 1 evening a week for 18 weeks or over 4 weekends, see below for course schedule.

Course Content Modules

  1. Fabrics and Equipment
  2. Garment Assembly
  3. Budget and Customer Relations



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