Dressmaking (Casual) NC II in the Philippines

Dressmaking (Casual) NC II is a short TESDA course in the Philippines that will train you in drafting, cutting, and sewing fabric and turning them into casual apparel like blouses, dresses, skirts, pants, and shorts.

Some examples of skills that you will acquire from enrolling in this course include:

  • Carrying out measurements and calculation
  • Setting up and operating sewing machine/s
  • Performing basic maintenance
  • Drafting and cutting pattern of casual apparel
  • Preparing and cutting materials of casual apparel
  • Sewing casual apparel
  • Applying finishing touches on casual apparel

 Course Duration

Dressmaking (Casual) NC II takes a minimum of 240 hours to complete.

That is roughly 3 months for an 8am-12nn, Monday to Friday class schedule.

Admission Requirements

Basic requirements for this TESDA course include:

  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • Highschool or College Diploma
  • Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records or Form 137
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • 1×1 and/or 2×2 Pictures

Different schools and training centers have their own set of requirements to enroll in any of their programs.  It is best to contact them for their complete list of Admission Requirements.


Qualified graduates of Dressmaking (Casual) NC II can find employment either as a dressmaker, seamstress / seamster / tailor or a garment sewer at apparel companies, garment manufacturers, fashion design shops or studios and some boutiques.

Graduates can also start their own company or work from home – offering services from (1) repairing and altering clothes to (2) teaching basic sewing skills to (3) sewing office and school uniforms, pillows, curtains, pet clothes or doll clothes, costumes for cosplay, or tote bags, among others.

Tailoring, Sewing and Pattern-making skills, which you will learn under this program, are also helpful for people interested in pursuing a career in Fashion Design.

With several free online sewing patterns and diy (do-it-yourself) tutorials in fashion and decoration, this course has also attracted women who are only interested in sewing for personal or home use.

Competency Assessment and Certification

Students enrolled in the Dressmaking (Casual) NC II course may be required to undergo a Competency Assessment at any TESDA-Accredited Competency Assessment Center for Dressmaking NC II before graduation. A National Certificate (NC II) will be issued to students who passed this assessment.

What graduates have to say

Got a Question?

You will find our answers on common questions about schools, tuition fee, enrollment, assessment and more in this Tesda Courses FAQs.

If you have a question that was not covered there, please leave it on the comment section below and we’ll try to answer you as soon as we can.

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  1. ..hi po! How much po ba ang dressmaking/ driving course nyo.. At ilang Araw po? ,thank po.. Pls PM me at my email add. God Bless and more power.

  2. Good day po! Where is the nearest school TESDA accredited for dressmaking here in angeles city? Thank you.

  3. hellloo can i ask saan po ang dressmaking school dito sa talisay city cebu?? plss… thnk u

  4. great day po! may dressmaking at patternmaking po ba sa cavite? near imus po sana. tnx po.

  5. Hello po, ask ko lang po if may dressmaking/patternmaking course po ba dito sa san jose del monte bulacan?if meron saan po?and meron din po ba sa quezon city?saang mga schools po?thanks

  6. hello po,ask ko lang kung meron ba kayo branch tesda dressmaking casual 240 hrs.complete same description that list above.dito sa mindanao pls let me know thanks!

  7. Hi! i’m interested to take-up dressmaking course in Tesda. Please help me find Tesda accredited school or institution near in Sta. Maria Bulacan… thanks

  8. May I ask for schedule from October – December 2013 in Makati and Pasig accredited schools? Required fees and other requirements than stated above?

    • Hi, Jing!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      You can find the list of accredited schools/training centers that offer this course on the page below. Requirements, schedules, and fees may vary per school / training center, so it’s best if you’ll call them up so they can give you a detailed and more accurate info. You can find their contact numbers and addresses by clicking the “view courses authorized” option.
      http://www.tesda.gov.ph/inc/tvisearch.aspx?duration=dressmaking :)

  9. Good Day po…tanong ko lang po kung hanggang ngayon inooffer pa rin po ng tesda ang dressmaking course kasi po sobrang interested po ako matuto at magkaroon ng skills and idea about this course po…hope to get your reply soon po…salamat po!…:)

  10. Hello po.. gusto ko lang po malaman qung kelan mo matatapos ung updating ng module for dressmaking NC II?? Can’ t enroll my self papo kc sa loraine technical institute here in angeles city pampanga.. sabi po kase i need to wait until matapos ma update ng tesda ung module?? Nsa tesda daw po kase ung decission regarding po sa course..im trying to call din po sa office ng tesda pampanga.. ung contact no. Na nakalagay is not working.. pedi puba mahingi ung updated contact no. Nila?? ASAP..

  11. may sewing course po ba ng dec 2014 kalookan po kami gusto magaral ng kasama ko sa bahay ng dressmaking

      • Hi bka meron po interesado n sewer hiring po kmi s sketchit.. Please contact me asap po.. 4111352..



        • hello po interesado po ako sa inooffer nyo meron narin po akong experience sa pagtatahi dahil simula 2nd year high school po hanggang 4th year high school po ay nasa garments class po ako mayroon narin po akong mga sinalihan na contest sa pagtatahi ng mga dress at NCII passer po ako. aasahan ko po ang reply nyo at nasisigurado po akong hinding hindi kayo magsisisi sa pagpili sa akin maraming salamat po at god bless…

  12. mgstart po sana aq ng dress repair shop biznes. dmi po kc mkina cnanay mkina n d nggmit. sn po b pinkmlpit trainingschool s tiaong quezon? . pls reply. tnx po

  13. Saan po pwedeng magtake ng Dressmaking NCII Certificate o Assessment in Dressmaking?. I am already graduated way back 1995 but my school is not a tesda accredited.Im an undergraduate in BS Education..and willing to teach derssmaking but the required is nc11 graduate..I have small dresshop already and a free lancer too..where can I take training near in pasay or makati.. thank you and God bless po… respectfully your,Nora D.Abitria

  14. hi po..may ganitong course offer po ba ang tesda dito sa mindanao CDO??gusto ko sana mag enroll..

  15. hi po..
    good morning. ..gusto ko po mag aral sa tesda kya lng po nagwowork po ako…myron po ba dto malapit na school po ninyo sa mabalacat pampanga po?

    thank you

  16. hello po meron po ba tesda d2 sa cabuyao laguna gus2 k po sna mag enroll salamat po sna po makpg reply po kau kng san po meron sa laguna

  17. Hello,

    I am a Recruitment from SOEN Lingerie in QC and we are interested to partner with you so we can directly hire the people that you train for sewing.

    However, we have specific sewing machines that we require knowledge about so I would like to know more about the sewing machines that you use in training.

    Please let me know how I can reach you.


  18. Aside from Samson tech in quiapo, is there a training center for dressmaking near in north caloocan area? Particularly in Vicas near Almar Zabarte, Caloocan