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Pattern Cutting (L6, 10 ECTS)

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20 Weeks


Art & Design

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional


Clare Street

This programme is aimed at learners who have an interest and curiosity in the art of pattern cutting and garment construction. Students will actively acquire an understanding of pattern development through directed instructions, demonstrations and practical exercises.

Over the 20 weeks, students will build on their knowledge and understanding of pattern cutting, creating a catalogue of personalised patterns and garments weekly. On completion of the course, students will have progressed from creating basic blocks, to creating their personalised blocks & patterns with completed industry standard garments.

What are the entry requirements?

QQI Level 5 award, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification, and/or relevant life and work experience. Good communication skills are essential including verbal command of the English language. Participants will also be required to provide certain materials, a list of which can be requested from the Flexible Learning Office.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?

  • Construct basic blocks.
  • Creating personalised blocks.
  • Annotation and reading patterns.
  • Manipulate patterns to create design ideas.
  • Development of toiles for fitting and adjustments to a sealed garment.
  • Create pattern features such as, darts placement, converting darts into seams and adding flare/ fullness into patterns.
  • Develop features within your patterns to achieve your final design idea.

Note: Pattern development will take place within the classroom and construction of garments off campus.

More Information


20 weeks, 2 hours per week.

Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

The next proposed start date is Wednesday 14th September 2022

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college.  The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study.

You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


There will be a formal assessment at the end of the module, where students will be requires to exhibit their work. Each student will be allocated a space in which to present both the finished items and all the supporting research trial/ experimental material produced over the course of the module. The work will then be assessed based on the module learning outcomes.


Certificate in Introduction to Pattern Cutting (Special Purpose Award, Level 6, 10 Credits).

Application Deadline 

TBC for 2022 

For queries relating to the course content

Contact: Alan Kelly

Fees  €700

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