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Fashion Academy

Helping Londoners get jobs in the Fashion industry

The creative industries are growing faster than any other sector in the UK, so if you have a creative flair and are looking for a future in fashion, there’s never been a better time to study with us.

The creative industries have received significant investment over recent years and continue to be at the heart of London’s economy, so we are perfectly located to help you begin your career. If you are interested in this exciting area, our facilities and courses will equip you with the techniques and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed from our centres in the heart of the city. 

We are part of the Knowledge Quarter, which works with a number of employers including The Place, The Guardian and Google, ensuring that our industry contacts will enable you to have hands-on experience in real-life settings. We have many industry specialists who visit our centres, delivering talks to inspire and motivate you to succeed in this dynamic, creative world.

Learners at our Fashion Academy will typically complete 2.5 days a week of timetabled classes on their course and have timetabled at 6 hours per week (1 day) at Fashion Enter for 16-18s and 9 hours per week (1.5 days for 19+ adults).

Our Fashion Academy will allow you to:

  • Gain a minimum of 3 hours of Fashion Enter equipment training and use (project work), per week, scheduled per learner for 16-18 and 6 hours per week for adult programmes
  • Gain a minimum of 3 hours per week of classroom learning delivered by Fashion Enter toward the designated programme qualifications
  • Have the opportunity for learners to design, manufacture and distribute garments
  • Have alignment with fashion industry employers
  • Get an annual recruitment campaign of 16-18 and 19+ programmes
  • Get taster sessions that are scheduled throughout the year to aid with recruitment

To be eligible for our Fashion Academy you will need:       

  • To be over 16 years of age on the 31 August of the enrollment year
  • To be enrolled on a full-time programme of study at the college
  • To be prepared to act as an ambassador to the college and programme
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Learn fashion skills with some of the biggest names in the sector

If you want a career in Fashion, this Academy gives you access to a network of employers alongside professional training providing all the skills you need to succeed in the Fashion industry.

Fashion Academy

The Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) is part of Fashion-Enter Ltd which opened in November 2015 providing a range of technical fashion qualifications from Level 1 – 5. FTA is also one of the largest training providers of Advanced Apprenticeships at Levels 3, 4 and 5 within Apparel Manufacturing working with employers such as ASOS.com, Tesco, Mountain Warehouse, Next and smaller brands such as Jive After Five. 

The FTA is the first apparel manufacturing training academy in the country to operate alongside a live Factory and Fashion Studio ensuring that learners gain exposure to real ‘Best of British’ manufacturing skills whilst training for their accredited qualifications. The Factories are based in Newtown Wales and Haringey London and have a leading status in the Fast Forward audit.

The FTA regularly hosts educational visits from schools, colleges and universities along with CPD seminars for industry professionals to deepen knowledge and understanding of ethical and sustainable manufacturing techniques. Current clients for the Quality Licence Certified courses are Asda, ASOS.com, Primark and New Look.

In 2019 the FTA expanded its training provision to include a Tailoring Academy supported by the GLA’s Good Growth Fund and Haringey Council. The FTA also has a campus in Leicester and Newtown in Wales. For further information visit their website

Our Fashion Courses

If you are interested in launching your fashion brand, our Fashion courses provide an opportunity to explore, develop and extend your creativity with stimulating and challenging studies. You will increase your skills and knowledge by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic fashion workplace situations, activities, and demands required by the industry.

You will learn a range of disciplines such as fashion illustration, pattern cutting and sewing skills, marketing, and business studies, and build on the knowledge of traditional and digital printing skills using state-of-the-art digital ethical technologies.

Throughout the course, you will develop your problem-solving, financial, marketing and analytical skills by learning how to use data to improve sales and increase profits. We’ll introduce economic theories and explore how this affects brands and organisations. You’ll also be encouraged to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and creativity, so you can create and manage your brand using a live retail shop and retail site to sell your collection.

Day-to-day, you will engage in practical workshops, lectures, gallery visits, and independent research. You will learn new skills and develop experience using several specialist materials, techniques, and processes. You will also develop your presentation and communication skills through contextual studies, ideas and concepts, visual communication, and through presentations to tutors and peer groups. All teaching staff are experts in their fields and are passionate about encouraging their students to uniquely expand their fashion design, business, and textile skills.

The highlight of the course is when students get to create a mini collection and create a marketing plan to launch both physically and digitally online.  This innovative course prepares students to understand the different aspects of fashion today, so they are business ready for either a career within the industry or to launch their brand.

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How to Apply

Interested in joining the Fashion Academy? To be eligible to be considered for the academy, a learner must:

  • Be over 16 years of age on the 31 August of the enrollment year
  • Be enrolled on a full-time programme of study at the college
  • Be prepared to act as an ambassador to the college and programme

To Join the Academy, please apply to study our Fashion Academy course:

You can also register your interest or ask us a question about the academy by filling in the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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