Certificate in Garment Making (National Proficiency – II)

Ghana's Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) offers two levels of the Garment Making course: National Proficiency 1 and National Proficiency 2. These programs are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent garment makers and pursue successful careers in the fashion industry.

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Program Highlights

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


The aim of the Ghana's Council for Technical and Vocation Education Training Certificate in Garment Making (National Proficiency 1 and National Proficiency 2) program is to provide students with a solid foundation in garment making skills and knowledge. These courses aim to teach students the principles and techniques of pattern drafting, cutting, and sewing, and the principles of quality control, including fitting, finishing, and hemming techniques. Additionally, the courses aim to provide students with an understanding of entrepreneurship and marketing, allowing them to start their own businesses or work in the fashion industry.

Program Summary

  • Develop advanced skills in pattern drafting, cutting, and sewing
  • Produce a wide range of garments, from simple to complex, using a variety of fabrics and materials
  • Acquire advanced 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: Graduates 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 their skills and knowledge to start their own garment making business, producing and selling their designs and products.
  • Fashion designer: With additional training and experience, graduates 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: Graduates 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

  • Design Elements and Principles in Garment Making
  • Introduction to Controlling of Fullness
  • Preparing Basic Blocks
  • Recycling Fabric Wastes
  • Introducing Style Lines in Garments
  • Basic Sleeves
  • Introduction of Flat Collars
  • Introduction to Pockets
  • Freehand Cutting of the Basic Blocks
  • Introduction to Renovation, Remodeling and Repair
  • Introduction to Layette (Free Hand)
  • Introduction to Children's Garments (Flat Pattern Method).
  • Introduction to Female Garments (Flat Pattern Method)
  • Introduction to Male Garments (Flat Pattern Method)
  • Macrame
  • Tritik Making
  • Pictorial Batik
  • Introduction to Garment Industry of Ghana
  • Introduction to Tools and Equipment
  • 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