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Fashion Foundation Diploma Level 3 at Newham College of Further Education

Course description

The course is structured in three stages:Introductory and Diagnostic This first stage establishes the skills needed for success, introducing the creative process and the drawing, design, practical, and technical skills required in fashion. You will also develop your study skills, including the ability to critically evaluate your own work and progress, and make initial decisions about future degree level study. Development and Specialism This stage will develop and strengthen your personal design skills, and confirm your progression route. Depending on your particular interests you will select one of three pathway options (Womenswear and Menswear; Fashion Identity and Branding; and Fashion Accessories) and build your knowledge and a portfolio of creative design work suitable for degree course application. Project Proposal and Realisation In this final phase you will propose and produce your final major project, a personal design project that will integrate and develop all you have learned to date on the course. Final major projects will form part of a group show displayed at the Fashion Textile Museum You will learn in a variety of ways - by completing exercises and projects, through demonstrations, workshops and talks, and thorough independent study. If you pass the requisite assessments on the course you will gain an ABC Awards Diploma level 3 at pass, merit or distinction level.

The course is based partly at the Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM) near London Bridge, and partly at Newham College in east London. The FTM is owned and operated by Newham College and has been developed as a prestigious exhibition venue and successful training centre for the fashion industry. Newham College (rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and designated a Beacon College by LSIS) has a long history of working with the fashion sector, and offers tailoring courses in partnership with Savile Row Bespoke as well as a wide range of very successful professional fashion courses.

Entry requirements

You need five GCSEs grades A-C including English and maths or a full level 2 qualification such as GNVQ Intermediate, BTEC First, or National Award in a relevant subject. On receipt of your application you will be asked to bring examples of your creative and practical work to an informal guidance session to confirm your place and programme of study.

Future opportunities

The course will equip you with the UCAS points, portfolio, skills and understanding needed for a successful application at degree level. You will receive full personal guidance and support at every stage of the application process.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newham College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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    • The East Ham Campus is situated close to the busy East Ham High Street and it's just a few minutes walk away from East Ham station, where the Hammersmith & City and District lines lead in and out of Central London. The high street is a bustling area with a vast array of shops, including the usual high street chains such as Primark, Superdrug and Sainsbury’s.

       The following courses are offered at the East Ham Campus:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Business and Retail
      • Customer Services and Catering & Hospitality
      • Fashion and Tailoring
      • Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
      • Health, Care & Childcare
      • Sport and Health & Fitness
      • Teaching

       This campus has seven floors, specialist amenities, commercial enterprise and it is a buzzing and vibrant place to study. It boasts amazing facilities (see Facilities section) as well as world class IT and multimedia centre, an extensive library, a fitness suite, student life area (a common room for students with TV screens, pool tables and areas to relax), a café and a restaurant.