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Speciss Fashion Design, Pattern Making and Tailoring Certificate PDF Print E-mail

Enter the glamorous world of fashion and make a name for yourself!

Your creations!
  • Do you want to turn your love of fashion and fabrics into your career?

  • Do you want to make a wide range of garments for your friends and yourself?

Prospective Careers:

  • Clothing Designer
  • Clothing Manager
  • Tailor and Cutter






Who will issue your certificate?

Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the exams, you’ll be awarded the Speciss College Fashion Design, Pattern Making and Tailoring Certificate. This is the foundation for your future career!

Speciss College is the largest private education institution in Zimbabwe. We provide a diverse range of education and training facilities; just take a look at the menu of courses we offer, and you’ll see that we cover more than 20 different fields of study!

The College’s well-deserved reputation for quality – established over 40 years - ensures that our students have a head-start in the job market and in their academic careers.

Speciss College’s training facilities are outstanding and the teachers and lecturers perform to the highest standards.

Speciss students regularly achieve results above international and national averages.

A qualification from Speciss College will equip you with skills to succeed in today’s competitive world!

Entry requirements for this course

To join the Speciss family and kick-start your career, you need 5 “O” levels.

What you will learn

This is what you’ll learn in the Speciss Fashion Design, Pattern Making and Tailoring course:

•    How to use: tape measure, tailor’s square, tailor’s chalk, drafting paper, long ruler, paper scissors, pins, cutting shears, seam ripper, cutting table, pencils, machines, piping foot.
•    Skirts and skirt designs
•    Tops
•    Dresses
•    Ladies jackets
•    Man’s trousers
•    Men’s shirt
•    Child’s dress

What exams will you write?

Exams are held monthly.

You’ll register for the exams with the Speciss College Exams Officer.

Information on the exam fees, which are payable at least 6 weeks before the exam, can be obtained from the Speciss College Exams Officer.

When and where are the classes and what are the fees?

Lessons are offered at different times on different campuses, with some lessons being held during the day, and others in the evening or at weekends.

Often the same course can be studied at a variety of different times, so you can choose the one which is more convenient to you.

You’ll get your personal timetable when you register at Speciss College.


What about books and stationery?

You’ll need to bring your own notebooks and writing materials to your classes.

For your convenience, we have a range of stationery items at the Speciss bookshops.

You’ll need to bring your own fabric and patterns to your classes.

For your convenience, we have a range of useful items, such as brown paper for pattern making, scissors, and tape measures at the Speciss bookshops.

Similar courses you should consider at Speciss

Similar courses which you can study at Speciss College include bridal décor, bridal wear, interior décor and children’s wear.

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