The annual sewing course presented by North West School of Design is bursting out of its seams  as a result of an influx of inquiries from the public who are eager to learn the skill of sewing.

Sewing is the latest DIY and handmade trend as more people are moving back to the “make and repair” mind set as a reaction against mass produced and often inferior quality garments of fast fashion.

Sewing is increasingly becoming recognised as an effective way to fight depression as it calms the mind and is highly effective as a stress reduction tool.  The sense of accomplishment of finishing a sewing project can boost mental health and improve our immune system.

In response to the increased public demand for sewing skills courses, North West School of Design has designed and scheduled more practical classes for children, beginners and advanced sewers who want to further their sewing skills, from 2 month eventing courses to one day Saturday Workshops.  Visit their Facebook page for more info or you can email for more info:



In the efforts to make our short course more affordable, the NWSD short courses are offered as non-credit bearing courses, as these courses are not unit standard based. Student therefore receive a non-credit bearing certificate after completing the short course.


What Does It Mean If My Course Is Non-Accredited?

Are you interested in studying a non-accredited course, but not sure whether it is worth the time and money? Many people are still under the impression that a non-accredited course has no value. This is not true. Non-accredited courses are great for learning a new skillset or building on your existing proficiencies. What’s more, they are shorter in duration, which means that you can gain a new skill set in as little as six months.

What you need to know about non-accredited courses

  • A non-accredited course has no connection to an external accreditation or professional body.
  • Non-accredited courses focus on equipping the student with a specific knowledge and skillset.
  • You can study a non-accredited course to help you in your current and future career, or for hobbyist purposes.
  • Even though it carries no professional recognition, you can still list it on your CV.
  • Non-accredited courses are often shorter in duration.
  • Non-accredited courses are not as expensive as professional study programmes.
  • Non-accredited courses are more affordable than accredited study programmes.

The advantages of studying a non-accredited course

  • The study material and assignments are not as complicated. Also, there are no exams.
  • Non-accredited courses are often shorter in duration, which means that you can gain a new skillset in a short period of time.
  • A non-accredited course can help you refine your skills.
  • Non-accredited courses are still valuable in the job market.
  • You can build on your knowledge and skill.
  • The entrance requirements for non-accredited courses are not as strict as those for accredited courses.