Jillian Bellingy is a freelance garment technician and is studying on the BTEC Diploma in Theatrical Costume.

“Coming from a fashion background, I thought I would have a slight advantage, however the techniques and patience that is required to make a costume is quite a challenge. It’s interesting to learn how the clothes that were worn in the past still significantly influence what we wear today. It’s the best thing I have ever done. The course is fantastic! My Tutor is a fount of knowledge and as classmates we are all very supportive of each other regardless of our abilities.”