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Fashion & 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 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.

Sofia Ruiz Rodriguez

Sofia Ruiz Rodriguez

Footwear Foundation Degree

"I got the opportunity to get work experience in WBYS and I also got to work as a freelancer with the brand HB shoes. I feel fully ready to work in the Footwear Industry as a designer and it makes me very happy because I have achieved one of my targets."

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Leather Craft – Making Coasters – C8096

Course Code: C8096

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 29 Feb 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

A 7 week programme learning all about leather craft, you will get to learn about types of leather how it is produced and how it is used. You will learn about production techniques and prototyping designs, including different ways to manipulate leather including health and safety essential.

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Pattern Cutting and Making for Women’s Trousers level 1 – C1103

Course Code: C1103

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 04 Mar 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map 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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Soft Furnishings – C8174

Course Code: C8174

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 11 Aug 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Update your home for little to no cost by taking our short course in soft furnishing. You will learn how to make cushion covers and curtains taught by our design lecturers. These techniques and skills will help you at home, and also give you the potential to go into a new career in fashion/design.

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Art and Design Practice (Fashion) BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1275

Course Code: C1275

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is aimed at people wishing to further their education within the area of fashion and textiles. You will develop skills in a wide range of areas including drawing development, computer aided design (CAD), pattern cutting and garment manufacture, and fashion design and illustration. You will learn how to design and construct garments and accessories to industrial standards and you will be taught how to use industrial machinery safely.

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Art and Design Practice BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1469

Course Code: C1469

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a one year course and is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. Successful progress can lead to entry onto the Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels) in 2022/23. This established course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding to become a creative practitioner.

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Art and Design Skills (Fashion) BTEC Diploma level 2 – C1331

Course Code: C1331

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our established visual arts department offers this BTEC level 2 diploma course aimed at those who are interested in all aspects of Fashion Design and garment construction. It is a practical course and requires creative talent and a committed attitude. There is a strong emphasis on research, development, and evaluation.

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BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Creative Industries) – C0749

Course Code: C0749

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 23 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our modern approach to the creative industries gives you the freedom to complete a degree in modules which will support your career prospects. Validated by De Montfort University, this course will enable you to develop professional work-ready skills through a variety of assessed projects in your chosen creative industry.

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Fashion Design (with Footwear) BTEC Higher National Diploma – C6849

Course Code: C6849

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 23 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Get enrolled onto a course that gives you the option to study both fashion and footwear, our HND is creative and vocationally focused on preparing for a career in design or manufacturing. Taught by our lecturers and staff who have a wealth of industry expertise, you develop a skill set desired by the creative industries.

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Garment Making – C5407

Course Code: C5407

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

If you're looking to begin your creative fashion journey or just learn the basics of using a sowing machine and pattern cutting techniques to create new clothing or modify your wardrobe, our 9 week beginner Garment Making course could be just what you need

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