What is this course about?
An Apprenticeship is a training programme that allows you to earn whilst you learn. You will be assessed for a qualification whilst you work. Therefore, it is expected that will already be in employment and have permission from your employer to attend college for one day per week. You will study a vocational qualification relevant to your job role, as well as key skills in communication and Application of numbers. You will also work towards a technical certificate, looking at the underpinning knowledge you need to do your job.
What will I study?
Costume and wardrobe focuses on the skills needed to work backstage in the wardrobe department of a theatre. You will cover topics such as pattern cutting, carrying out fittings and alterations, organising wardrobes and how to source garments and plan productions. This apprenticeship will also teach you the skills to make and finish costumes and as part of a backstage team. You will enjoy working creatively helping to making the show a success.
You will study a competence based qualification that relates to your job role. This will be assessed in your work place by a College assessor. In College you will study a separate qualification that teaches you additional skills and knowledge to be successful at your chosen career.
You will study key skills in numeracy and communication. You must pass all the elements of the apprenticeship to achieve the full apprenticeship qualification.
What can I do after the course?
On successful completion, you can progress onto higher education, or you can progress within your career in creative community arts.
How do I get on the course?
Courses run throughout the year and start dates will be agreed with yourself and your employer.