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Open Academy
One-to-One Training

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The Handcraft Tailor Academy is excited to announce its latest concept for their in-house courses.

Open Academy means that our school of tailoring is open year round and only offers one-to-one training courses. Rather than a predetermined set time period, students can choose when they would like to attend the school during open academy and for how long.

At The HTA, we are constantly innovating. With the help and feedback from our past pupils, we are always implementing better ways to educate our students. Training is the transfer of skills from Master to Apprentice. Everyone learns at different speeds and in different ways. That’s why we have introduced the one-to-one in house course.


Open Academy gives you the power to:


  • Choose from seven courses deciding how many days or weeks to attend the academy during the year and decide how long to study them for

  • Benefit from one-to-one training

  •  Start a course in-house and finish online or vice-versa, or take the full course in-house.

  • Review all lessons with access to a video series as well as live demonstrations and a sample to examine

  • The Academy is open from 08:00 - 20:00

  • Have your own workspace without the need to share equipment or tools

Imagine a class where you are the centre of attention. Not having to compete with others around
you for the attention of the teacher. Feel free to ask questions with your own dedicated time slot to explore the subject and understand the techniques and materials.

All in-house classes will be supported by a video series which can be viewed at your own work
station between class times. With your own board, industrial sewing machine, touch screen tablet and tools, you won’t have to share with anyone. You can come and go as you please and work the hours outside of class times that are suitable for you.

With many courses and disciplines to choose from, there is a course suitable for everyone, whether it is one of our making courses (trousers, waistcoat, coat, or tailcoat) or our drafting course (Pattern Drafting for Bespoke Menswear).

It’s your time and your choice.
Class times are scheduled between 10:00 and 16:00 daily with the workshop open from 08:00 - 20:00.

You will have your own timeslot with our Master Tailor, Rory Duffy. Rory goes through the daily
demonstration on a one-to-one basis so you can ask questions relevant to your project and your
understanding of the lesson.
After the lesson, you will have the sample Rory completed as well as the lesson video to refer back to.

In-house class sizes are small with no more than four students at any one time.
You can attend for as little as two weeks or as long as four weeks.

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