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Overview

This course will help you gain the skills and knowledge required for the fashion industry and prepare you for further study. You will learn the basic skills of fashion design and the knowledge needed to make clothes. You will learn about the fashion industry, and have the opportunity to take part in fashion shows and competitions. The course will teach you the key elements of art, textiles and sewing and how they work in the world of Fashion.

‘…Students in creative arts…benefit strongly from the expertise of their teachers…produce good standards of work….’ Ofsted, 2018

Course description

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

You will have the opportunity to develop and experiment with your creative approach to fashion and design. You will learn the technical skills involved in making garments and about the fashion industry.

You will be based at the Bordesley campus. You will learn from tutors who have worked in the fashion and textiles industry and they will help you develop a real understanding of professional working practices within the fashion industry. Fashion students get involved in many fashion shows and events both within the college and throughout the city. You will be able to have your garments walked down the catwalk at our sell-out end of year fashion show.

What areas will I study?

  • How the fashion industry works
  • Fashion design
  • Pattern cutting
  • Garment construction

Units:

  • Pattern cutting: manual lay planning 
  • Pattern cutting: commercial patterns 
  • Fashion industry production 
  • Health and safety in a fashion environment 
  • Garment construction: detailed garment construction 
  • Garment construction: tailored waistcoat construction 
  • Pattern cutting: pattern design 
  • Fashion design presentation 
  • Fashion design illustration 

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 Starting Now, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 Starting Now, Duration: 1 Academic year £900.00 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ Starting Now, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.