When & Where

  • Orange calendar icon 30 September 2024 - 9 June 2025 ( 135 hours, 30 weeks )
  • Orange map marker icon Chelsea Centre

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code C24DSNG01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is perfect if you have creative interests and you want to explore your skills and get started studying millinery in smaller group. You’ll learn the different aspects of design and millinery, as well as the experience you’ll need to bring your ideas to life. You can expect to learn in our dedicated millinery studio with hands-on work and research-based activities. Our experienced and friendly tutors and technicians will help you complete a range of creative projects and assignments. The course consists of projects covering design and making for millinery. Students will develop and test their creativity within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the sector. The practical sessions will give you skills in drawing, creating a mood board and those most important skills for designing and making your first hats. Projects will also develop your broader skills in being organised, teamwork, communication and career planning.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Research and select materials for millinery
  • Produce a mood board in response to a brief
  • Produce designs for millinery
  • Produce minimum of 2 hats
  • Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive pearson btec level 1 introductory certificate in art and design

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC Introductory Certificate in Art and Design [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

Teaching is both as a whole class and an individual one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, handouts and other technical support material. You will negotiate individual learning goals together with the tutor. Demonstrations with workshop practice will form the main body of the learning environment. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course, you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. i.e progression to another course. As you begin to develop your own designs, you will do more independent work. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment. Assessment Methods: - Practical Tasks - Knowledge and Understanding Tasks - Assignment Presentation - Formative Feedback - Peer Feedback - Summative Assessment

Entry requirements

All are welcome. Suitable for people with limited or no previous experience. Students must be able to speak, read and write in English. Basic numeracy is an advantage though not essential.

What you need to know before you enrol

Excellent attendance and punctuality are important for students to fully achieve the course outcomes. To get the most from this course some study/completion of activities outside of class time may be required.

What you need

The dedicated millinery studio at college is equipped with a wide range of millinery equipment – blocks, steamers, irons, fume cupboard, and sewing machines. Students are asked to provide their own personal millinery sewing kits, which will include a combination of standard sewing equipment and some millinery-specific tools. Depending on the direction of a student’s work, equipment and materials will need to be individually sourced during the course. College has some materials for students to purchase such as sketchbooks, calico, millinery wire and stiffeners. A detailed list of useful tools, materials and equipment will be provided before the start of the course.

What you can do next

Upon successful completion, students will be able to take other specialist millinery short courses and progress onto BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Millinery Design