Clothing technology

Skill level: 2

Clothing technology studies are a vocational training study program at the secondary school level. The program includes, among other things, providing knowledge and skills to work as a clothing technician in sewing and various services related to clothing and fashion. The program also provides basic education for continuing specialized studies in the clothing industry.

The average duration of study is just over two years, including eight weeks of vocational training.


Clothing technology is taught at Tækniskólinn.


Applicants must have completed compulsory education in accordance with the National Curriculum Guide for Compulsory Schools. See more on the school’s website.

Information on the creditworthiness of the program can be obtained from the Student Education Fund.

Trade unions often provide scholarships for study. Get more information from your union.


The clothing technology program is divided into general theoretical subjects, specialties and vocational training. The academic part of the program is four semesters.

After graduation

Clothing technology is a precursor to a specialized course in dressmaking and tailoring and could be suitable for any type of fashion design course.

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