What can you expect from the course?
We provide a SVQ level 3 kiltmaking course from the Scottish Qualifications Authority. However, the standard we expect from our students is much higher than level 3. It's not just about the making of the kilt, we also go into the history of both the Kilt and the tartan. Our students pay attention to every stitch sewn into the kilt and no student can proceed onto their kilts until the invisible stitching has been mastered.
At the Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy we put a lot of work in teaching the setting up of tartans. This can be one of the hardest parts of kiltmaking and can take years to master. Although only 6 kilts are made, students will spend a lot of time practicing with other tartans. We also offer an aftercare service if ever a former student is having trouble with setting up tartans they are welcome to pop by.
Once the kilts are finished we then go into the alterations of kilts, the different methods and when to use them.
The last part of the course is a comprehensive selling module not only of the Kilt but also the full highland dress. This is provided by an expert in the retail field Gordon Nicolson from the highly successful Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers.