Fashion Courses in London

Fashion Courses

Whatever you interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of courses, in a dedicated Fashion Department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area can help you prepare for your fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive.

We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all FE fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available.

We also offer Foundation course pathways in Fine Art and Art and Design

"My course has helped me to be more creative, to use my time doing creative things. If it wasn't for the college, I wouldn't be where I am today - I have learned a lot!"

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Courses and Fees

  • Intermediate Pattern Cutting and Garment Making ( 13KAF021 )

    For those with previous garment making and pattern cutting experience who wish to further develop their skills to an intermediate level. On this course you will develop blocks, patterns and toiles for tailored trousers and/or jeans as well as making a finished dress.

    Direct enrolment
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    13KAF021-01 Chelsea Centre 14 Jan 14 10 Tue 18:15-21:15 M Mehle
    13KAF021-02 Chelsea Centre 29 Apr 14 10 Tue 18:15-21:15 M Mehle
  • BTEC Award: Photoshop for Fashion Design ( 13KFF015 )

    Level 1

    Qualification

    Computer Aided Design has become an essential skill for those who are studying or looking for work in fashion. In this course you will develop your design and presentation skills using Photoshop. As part of the course, you will learn how to create a fashion magazine cover, fashion illustrations, textile ideas, collection boards and mood boards. This course is suitable for all those who are interested in fashion and wish to build up a portfolio. Good as a stand alone course, this can also support study in other design areas. You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to join this course.

    Application required
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    13KFF015-01 Chelsea Centre 09 Jan 14 10 Thu 10:00-17:00 Team
  • Garment Making 1 ( 13KAF006 )

    Students are introduced to sewing and to using commercial patterns to make a simple garment. This useful course includes measuring, cutting, sewing techniques, fitting and pressing.

    Direct enrolment
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    13KAF006-02 Chelsea Centre 13 Jan 14 10 Mon 18:15-21:15 A Brown
    13KAF006-03 Chelsea Centre 28 Apr 14 9 Mon 18:15-21:15 A Brown
  • BTEC Introduction to Garment Making and Pattern Cutting ( 13KFF007 )

    Level 1

    Qualification

    This structured programme is for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some essential sewing and pattern cutting techniques. Through exercises in class, you will learn how to construct some basic items of clothing. Homework each week will help to reinforce learning.

    Application required
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    13KFF007-02 Chelsea Centre 15 Jan 14 19 Wed 18:00-21:00 F Augustine
  • Introduction to Garment Making and Pattern Cutting ( 13KAF012 )

    This structured programme is for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some essential sewing and pattern cutting techniques. Through exercises in class, you will learn how to construct some basic items of clothing. Homework each week will help to reinforce learning.

    Application required
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    13KAF012-01 Chelsea Centre 21 Jan 14 9 Tues 18:15-21:15 M Mehle
  • Sewing Machine Techniques ( 13KAV019 )

    A one evening introduction to using a sewing machine. You will learn how to thread up the maching and use a variety of stitches and techniques, as well as troubleshooting. Ideal for beginners and as preparation for one of our other fashion courses.

    Direct enrolment
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    13KAV019-02 Chelsea Centre 17 Feb 14 1 Mon 10:00-13:00 A Brown
  • BTEC Award: Design for Fashion Publishing ( 13KFF016 )

    Level 1

    Qualification

    This course will give you an introduction to magazine design. The course includes studying and applying corporate image as well as creating visuals and layout for covers and articles. These will help you to develop both the technical and creative skills you need to bring your ideas to life. You do not need any previous experience.

    Application required
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    13KFF016-01 Chelsea Centre 01 May 14 10 Thu 10:00-17:00 TBA
  • BTEC First Diploma in Fashion ( 14KFF001 )

    Level 2

    Qualification

    This course covers the following: drawing, fashion illustration, research, design, textiles, fashion shoot, graphics and portfolio presentation, contextual studies, trips to galleries and museums, garment making, pattern construction and enterprise work.

    Application required Level 2 Discount Available Level 2 Discount Available
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    14KFF001-01 Chelsea Centre 16 Sep 14 34 Mon/Tue/Wed Various Team
  • BTEC National Diploma in Fashion Promotion and Styling L3 ( 14KFF009 )

    Level 3

    Qualification

    The exciting new course is designed to give students essential skills and knowledge to enter the world of fashion promotion, create a fashion portfolio and gain experience in areas such as: Styling, Fashion Forecasting & Trends, Visual Merchandising and Fashion Promotion. Students who successfully complete this course may progress to University courses in Fashion Marketing, Styling, Photography or Business or employment in the industry. The course includes enterprise activities to prepare them for work in the Fashion Industry. Trips include visits to the Tate Modern/Britain, Somerset House, Textile Museum and to meet fashion industry professionals at the Pure Fashion London event.

    Application required Level 3 Discount Available Level 3 Discount Available
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    14KFF009-01 Chelsea Centre 16 Sep 14 36 Mon/Tue/Wed 10:00-16:00 C Deren
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Theatrical Costume ( 14KFF010 )

    Level 2

    This specialist, theatrical, period, costume course runs over two days per week for 34 weeks. Students learn how to research and to interpret period costume and to construct a representation of clothing from a given period. On this course students produce a range of under and outer garments, while equipping themselves with the specialist skills required for work in the costume industry. Good sewing skills are essential, previous pattern cutting experience an advantage.

    Application required Level 2 Discount Available Level 2 Discount Available
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    14KFF010-01 Chelsea Centre 16 Sep 14 34 Thu/Fri 10:00-16:00 C Porter
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - Fashion Pathway ( 14KFF101 )

    Level 4

    Qualification

    This exciting and challenging one-year course will prepare you for applying to highly competitive degree courses. The course is structured in three parts, each building upon your learning and experience: art and design practice, fashion and textiles practice, and then your personal pathway development in a final fashion or textiles project. In this way you are able to learn through exploration and discovery and develop an understanding of a variety of processes and concepts. The practical nature of the course is under-pinned with historical and contextual studies, visits to museums and galleries, lectures and project work.

    Application required
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    14KFF101-01 Chelsea Centre 16 Sep 14 37 Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00-16:00 K McIntyre
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing (2 Years) ( 14KFF104 )

    Level 3

    Qualification

    Probably one of the most creative and inspirational courses of its kind, we aim to develop students’ ability as fashion designers through exploration of the design process, underpinned by good technical skills. Working through an exciting series of fashion project briefs, students learn how diverse and individual concepts can be developed to inspire fashion and textile design ideas. This course requires basic skills in fashion and good drawing skills. Applicants must demonstrate an enthusiasm for fashion design and a commitment to study. With a strong emphasis on illustration and design development, this course also comprises historical and contextual studies, pattern cutting, garment construction, costume and textiles. *This year over 95% of our students have been accepted onto BA courses by leading London universities.

    Application required Level 3 Discount Available Level 3 Discount Available
    Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer.
    14KFF104-01 Chelsea Centre 16 Sep 14 34 Mon/Tue/Wed 10:00-16:00 S Vidler

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