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Certificate in Elementary Tailoring


A Certificate in Elementary Tailoring is a program designed to provide students with basic skills and knowledge in the field of tailoring and garment construction. This certificate program typically covers a range of subjects related to sewing techniques, pattern making, fabric selection, and garment fitting.

Admission Requirements

“O” level with at least (5) five passes English Language and Fine Art.

1. Drawing Board
2. HB Art pencils
3. Coloured pencils or crayons
4. Painting Brush
5. Over Coat for girls (Army green)
6. Over Coat for Boys (Army green)
7. Sketch Book
8. Geometry set
9. Black Book

Program Highlights

Sewing Basics: Students learn fundamental sewing techniques, including how to operate a sewing machine, thread a needle, and sew basic stitches. They gain skills in handling fabric, sewing seams, and finishing edges.

Pattern Reading and Cutting: The program covers the basics of reading and interpreting sewing patterns. Students learn to identify pattern markings, select appropriate pattern sizes, and cut fabric based on pattern instructions. They gain skills in understanding pattern layout and fabric grainlines.

Garment Construction: Students learn step-by-step techniques for constructing basic garments. They gain skills in sewing darts, attaching collars, cuffs, and sleeves, inserting zippers or buttons, and hemming garments. They practice garment assembly through hands-on projects.

Fabric Selection and Characteristics: The certificate program introduces students to different types of fabrics and their characteristics. Students learn about fabric properties, such as drape, stretch, and weight. They gain an understanding of fabric selection based on garment style and design.

Basic Alterations and Repairs: Students learn basic alteration and repair techniques. They gain skills in taking measurements, adjusting garment fit, and making minor alterations to achieve desired sizing and proportions. Students also learn techniques for mending and repairing garments.

Functional Fees
Functional fees paid by each new student.
Item Semester 1 Semester 2
Application Fee – Per Year 60,000 N/A
Registration Fee – Per Year 30,000 N/A
Identity Card – Per Year 25,000 N/A
Examination Fee - Per Semester 100,000 100,000
Library Fee – Per Semester 70,000 70,000
Development Fee – Per Year 60,000 N/A
Guild Fee – Per Year 25,000 N/A
Sports Fee – Per Year 20,000 N/A
Medical Fee – Per Year 50,000 30,000


A UGX 20,000 NCHE Fee is paid annually and directly to the National Council for Higher Education by the applicant upon enrolment.

Hostel accommodation for male and female students is available at Buwambo Campus at a fee of UGX 550,000 per quarter (Inclusive of accommodation and meals).

All students in the hostel will be required to bring toiletries.

Where to Bank

All payments should be made in any of the following Banks or their Branches throughout the country in the name of YMCA Comprehensive Institute.

Bank Account Number
Bank of Africa 02022350002
Housing Finance Bank 121160377300
Centenary Bank 3710600053
Stanbic Bank 9030005853000
Equity Bank 1039200875951

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