Project: Bringing Bespoke Tailoring Training to the North of England
Brita Hirsch is a Master Tailor and Director of the Tailoring Training Academy in the north of England. She put forward a very professional and convincing application to bring an ABC qualification in tailoring to the north, establishing it on the back of her business. Links to websites and videos show her enterprise and initiative e.g. her crowd-funding project to raise money for the development of the ‘Great Northern Cloth’ using merino and what seems to be a well-established tailoring business. The application is clearly thought through and is informed by her recent experience as an external assessor. The strength of the application is in its potential to disseminate knowledge through vocational education. The ABC website also notes that a level 5 award (proposed by Brita) is a precursor for honours degree study and could therefore be a route to higher education.