Fashion weeks across the world are some of the most prestigious and highly regarded events in the creative industries. The global apparel market is value at 3 trillion dollars, and employs over half a million people in the UK. What we wear and how we wear it has a huge impact on many different areas in our lives – a simple slogan on a T-shirt can spark political and social unrest. Fashion can inspire, represent how we feel, say things that words can’t and simply bring joy and colour to our lives. From paper and pencil to the catwalk, studying Fashion can enable you to learn how the industry works, where your passions and talents lie, gain the skills and knowledge needed, and discover opportunities to get your foot in the door of this versatile and ambitious industry.

Course Information

  • Levels available 3
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref FASHION
  • Location Bletchley Campus
  • Fees £ FREE for 16-18
    19+ Please see below

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

From fashion illustration to pattern cutting, you will explore a range of areas the fashion and clothing industry has to offer. You will experience different career opportunities in the industry through exploring fashion photography, styling, creating collections and digital illustration. You can expect to take part in exhibitions and catwalks, learning how to promote and market yourself as a professional. You will develop a diverse and relevant portfolio of designs and finished work, demonstrating your skillset and knowledge to an industry standard. You will grasp hand and machine sewing techniques and processes, pattern cutting and discover fashion design techniques and processes, enabling you to consider a wide range of careers in the fashion and textile industry.

View Level specific highlights

What's next?

You will be perfectly positioned to progress onto further study in the fashion industry. You could choose to specialise in an area such as textiles, design, or costume, depending on your ambitions. You could also move straight into the industry by seeking out an opportunity with a junior position. You will have made contacts and connections on your course to help you secure employment, kicking off your career without delay.

Is it for me?

Got an eye for what looks great and what doesn’t? Able to think outside the box and push the boundaries of creativity? If you’re passionate about fashion, whether it’s sourcing and using ethical materials or contributing to the catwalk, you must have the ambition to succeed in a competitive but innovative industry. This course will nurture creativity and experimentation as well as contextual knowledge alongside design, illustration and technical skills needed to develop a strong portfolio.

If you are passionate about Fashion and are ambitious and keen to pursue a career in the fashion industry, this course will nurture creativity and experimentation as well as contextual knowledge alongside design, illustration and technical skills needed to develop a strong portfolio. You will be introduced to 2D and 3D development, drawing and visual language as well as fashion illustration, pattern cutting, print and surface application.

After successful completion of this course you can enter employment or progress onto a range of Higher Education opportunities.

Level Highlights 

  • End of year exhibition and catwalk show
  • Experiment with emerging technology including industry standard software
  • Live briefs within the fashion and retail industry
  • Visiting speakers from industry and higher education
  • London trips for inspiration
  • Portfolio development

Entry Requirement

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language and an Art and Design related subject.

16-18: N/A
19+: £8583
Advanced Learner Loan: £8583
Overseas: £8583
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.


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