Certificate in Garment Making (National Proficiency – I)

The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) in Ghana is committed to providing quality vocational education to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to meet the demands of the modern job market. One of the courses offered by COTVET is the Certificate in Garment Making (National Proficiency 1), which aims to provide students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to become competent and successful garment makers.

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Program Highlights

  • Course Module : Certificate Programs
  • Duration :
  • Format :Hybrid (Online/ In- person)
  • Center : All centers


The aim of this program is to provide students with a solid foundation in the principles and techniques of garment making. This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to produce a variety of garments, from simple to complex, using a range of materials and fabrics. The course also aims to provide students with an understanding of the principles of entrepreneurship and marketing, allowing them to start their own businesses or work in the fashion industry.

Program Summary

  • Understand the principles and techniques of pattern drafting, cutting, and sewing
  • Produce a variety of garments, such as skirts, blouses, dresses, and trousers, using a range of materials and fabrics
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in quality control, including fitting, finishing, and hemming techniques
  • Understand the principles of entrepreneurship and marketing, including business planning, costing, and pricing strategies
  • Develop communication and teamwork skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Develop a professional portfolio of work that demonstrates their competency in garment making.

Career Opportunities

  • Garment maker: Students who complete this course can work as garment makers in the fashion industry, producing a wide range of clothing items such as skirts, dresses, blouses, and trousers.
  • Self-employment: Graduates can use the skills they have acquired to start their own garment making business, producing and selling their designs and products.
  • Fashion designer: With additional training and experience, students can move into the field of fashion design, creating original designs and producing high-end clothing items.
  • Production manager: Graduates can work as production managers in garment factories, overseeing the production process and ensuring that quality standards are met.
  • Textile researcher: Students can also use their knowledge and skills to work as textile researchers, investigating new materials and techniques that can be used in garment making.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Occupational Health Safety and Environment
  • Introduction to Fabrics, Notions and Supportive materials
  • Introduction to Fabric Decoration
  • Introduction to Stitches and Seams
  • Introduction to Basic Skirt
  • Basic Necklines and necklines Finishes
  • Basic Openings and Fasteners
  • Soft Furnishing
  • Basic Female Garment Freehand
  • Introduction to Beading
  • Introduction to Tie-dye making
  • Batik Making

Eligibility Requirements