Fashion & Tailoring

Intermediate Diploma in Skills for the Fashion Industries

35 Weeks , Day time , East Ham Campus
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Is the Course for me?

Fashion is a big UK success story, generating more than ��10 billion a year to the national economy. If you are interested in fashion and want to work in the fashion industries, this is the course for you. The course will introduce the way in which the fashion industry operates and will help you to develop the abilities and skills you need to work in the sector.

What is involved?

You will learn about the creative and practical processes involved in the development of fashion and clothing. The course includes the study of fashion design methods, research methods, colour and texture, fabrics and materials, drawing and illustration, sewing skills, pattern cutting, garment construction, computer software for fashion and presentation techniques.

You will also study how the fashion industries operate, and learn about production, branding, retailing and the markets for fashion products. English, maths and IT are an important aspect of the course.

The course will develop your ability to work in a professional context and, will help you identify the fashion fashion industry job that best suits your abilities and aspirations.

You will learn in a variety of ways - through talks and demonstrations, by completing practical tasks and projects, and through tutorials and independent study sessions.

The course is based at Newham College's East Ham Campus (ten minutes away from East Ham tube station) in modern, well equipped fashion design studios and production workshops. Some sessions may take place at the College's Fashion and Textile Museum. You will take part in an induction process at the beginning of the course.


To develop your fashion skills, knowledge and understanding further you should aim to progress to the next level of study.

The Fashion Foundation Diploma Level 3 course will develop your abilities further and prepare you for a degree course application, or alternatively we offer courses in tailoring and garment production that lead more directly to apprenticeships or employment.

Course Requirements

You need to have a genuine interest in fashion and clothing.
You need to visit us or attend an open day to confirm that this is the right course for you and to be offered a place on the course.

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