Fashion and footwear

Fashion and Footwear

We have an impressive range of fashion and footwear courses, ranging from evening and part time courses for a College certificate to foundation degrees. Fashion courses are available at levels 1, 2, 3, and 5 – including a technical award for students still at school. We are one of only a handful of institutions in the UK who offer a degree in footwear: if you want to study for your degree in fashion or footwear with us, routes include the level 2 Art and Design (Fashion) BTEC Diploma, or the level 3 Art and Design Foundation Diploma.

Who are the Leicester College fashion and footwear courses for?

Anyone with a passion for fashion! Our Progress 8 Technical Award in Fashion and Textiles is designed for pupils currently in year 10 or 11, while our part-time courses can be fitted around work or other commitments. We also offer a broad range of full-time courses at levels 2 and 3 which are suitable for school leavers as well as adults. For adult learners wishing to join a course, you may be offered an interview and your previous experience can be taken into account if you don’t meet the standard entry requirements. Learners aged 16-19 will follow a study programme which will include GCSE or functional skills English and maths if you don’t already have your grade 4 (C).

Further Information

Work experience will form part of your full-time course. These courses are generally assessed on the work you do on an ongoing basis rather than via traditional exams. You may need to buy some special equipment for some courses, and higher level courses often require a portfolio of work which you will show the tutors at interview.

Jess Tedds

Jess Tedds

Jess Tedds is now International Wholesale Senior Manager for Quiz Clothing

From a young age, I have always had a passion for working in fashion and as soon as I was able to work, I secured a part-time job at River Island while at Leicester College. After school, I completed a two-year BTEC course in Fashion Design. From there, I secured a place at the Retail Academy in London for a BA Hons in Fashion Buying & Merchandising.

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Pattern Cutting for Beginners level 1

Course Code: C1017

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

An ideal course with a start from scratch approach to developing patterns for garments

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Footwear Design and Manufacture

Course Code: C5553

Key Information

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 20 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This certificate course aims to develop specialist practical skills; historical and contextual understanding; and the ability to communicate ideas and outcomes to the standard that is required within the footwear industry. It involves the development and refinement of skills in the design and production of footwear and basic marketing skills within the fashion industry, including […]

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Footwear Foundation Degree

Course Code: C0024

Key Information

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course addresses the needs of today’s footwear industry. It is equivalent to years one and two of a BA (Hons) degree and combines academic research with vocational practice in a range of footwear disciplines. You will learn about specific requirements in design; shoemaking; range building; trend packages; supply chain management and footwear business and […]

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Pattern Cutting and Making for Women’s Trousers level 1

Course Code: C1103

Key Information

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. Are you looking to develop your industry skills and knowledge in women’s trouser and pattern making? This seven-week course gives you the opportunity to use a wide range of industrial equipment to develop your skills to produce a garment using professional techniques. Intended as a part-time hobby course […]

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Embroidery

Course Code: C1445

Key Information

  • Start Date 14 Nov 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our hobby course in embroidery will inspire you to get creative by learning a new skills set which can help you at home or may inspire you to learn more and prompt a career change. Working with a variety of materials and with expert tutors you will gain confidence and knowledge to create amazing pieces of work.

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Pattern Cutting and Making for Menswear level 1

Course Code: C1019

Key Information

  • Start Date 13 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. Are you looking to develop your industry skills and knowledge in Menswear garments? This seven-week course gives you the opportunity to use a wide range of industrial equipment to develop your skills to produce a garment using professional techniques. Intended as a part-time hobby course you may feel […]

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Pattern Cutting and Making for Dresses level 1

Course Code: C1160

Key Information

  • Start Date 14 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. Are you looking to develop your industry skills and knowledge in pattern cutting and making for dresses? This seven-week course gives you the opportunity to use a wide range of industrial equipment to develop your skills to produce a garment using professional techniques. Intended as a part-time hobby […]

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Pattern Cutting and Making for Childrenswear level 1

Course Code: C1101

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Mar 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Discover how to use industrial equipment to make children's clothing using professional techniques during this short, part-time course. Perfect as a stepping stone towards a career in the fashion industry or simply learn a new skill as a hobby. For adults ages 19 and over only.

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Manual Pattern Cutting for E-Commerce level 1

Course Code: C1180

Key Information

  • Start Date 10 Mar 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.25 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. Are you looking to develop your knowledge and skills of pattern drafting using to an industry standard? This seven-week course gives you the opportunity to a wide range of industrial tools and equipment to develop your skills pattern cutting techniques and draft standard patterns chosen by your tutor. […]

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