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									 Welcome
                                                                                                                          Our courses cover the
                                                                                                                          fundamental aspects of
                                                                                                                          the fashion and footwear
                                                                                                                          businesses.

                                                                                                                          Our fashion courses allow you
                                                                                                                         to learn about design, garment
                                                                                                                         making, brand development, retail,
                                                                                                                        import, export or marketing.

                                                                                                                     Our fashion learners have found work
                                                                                                                   in the West End, make costumes for
                                                                                                                  plays and musicals and designed outfits
                                                                                                                for blockbuster movies.

                                                                                             In footwear you benefit from working in a
                                                                                          department with strong links with industry, including
                                                                                      Clarks and Brantano. Leicester College is an International
                                                                                  School of Footwear, and you will be able to design and make
                                                                             your own shoes on industry-standard equipment.



                                                        Fashion and Footwear
Fashion and
 Footwear




              Courses in this Section
              BTEC Level 2 Diploma: Art and Design (Fashion)  .  .  .  .  . 97
              BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: Art and Design  .  .  .  . 97
              (Fashion and Clothing)                                                                          Adam Leonard
              Professional Development Diploma:  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 98                  Level 3 Diploma:
                                                                                                              Fashion
              Footwear Programme
              Foundation Degree: Fashion Costume  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 98
              Foundation Degree: Footwear  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 99
              Foundation Degree: Footwear – International  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 99                             On completing his GCSEs, Adam started work shop
              Apprenticeship: Apparel  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 100   fitting for a large retail store. Through this role he
                                                                                                              found he appreciated clothes more and wanted to
              Advanced Apprenticeship: Apparel  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 100
                                                                                                              work in this area. Adam has progressed from a BTEC
              Advanced Apprenticeship: Footwear and Leather  .  .  . 101                                      Level 2 Diploma in Fashion to a Level 3 Diploma in
                                                                                                              Fashion at Leicester College and won the College’s
                                                                                                              Award for best commercial artist 2010. After the
                                                                                                              course Adam wants to go on to university and to
                                                                                                              work in fashion design. He said:

                                                                                                              “I realised working with clothes was what I was able
                                                                                                               to do and wanted to have a go at designing and
                                                                                                               making my own pieces. This course has opened
                                                                                                               my eyes to a wider range of more experimental
                                                                                                               techniques and a good background in Fashion.”




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BTEC Level 2 Diploma:                                               BTEC Level 3 Extended
Art and Design (Fashion)                                            Diploma: Art and Design
                                                                    (Fashion and Clothing)
Location: St Margaret’s Campus                                      Location: St Margaret’s Campus
Course Code: A9077                                                  Course Code: A9027
Course Length: One Year                                             Course Length: Two Years
Qualification Level: 2                                              Qualification Level: 3


What’s it all about?                                                What’s it all about?
The course is for people who are interested in studying             This course is aimed at people wishing to further their
towards a career in the fashion, textile and clothing industry.     education in a fashion specialism. You will build a portfolio
It is an access course for the Level 3 Diploma in Fashion.          of creative art work, written pieces and design and produce
                                                                    garments in preparation for Higher Education or employment.
What does it involve?
It gives a grounding in a wide variety of fashion-related skills    What does it involve?
and knowledge, including fashion illustration, marketing,           You will develop skills in a wide range of areas including
clothing technology, pattern cutting and production methods.        drawing development, Computer Aided Design, pattern
The course also includes Functional Skills in English, maths        cutting and garment manufacture, fashion design and
and ICT which will be studied at the appropriate level.             illustration, fashion marketing plus Functional Skills in
                                                                    English, maths and ICT.
Are there exams?
No, assessment is continuous.                                       Are there exams?
                                                                    No, assessment is continuous.
What entry qualifications do I need?
Four GCSEs at grade D, or a Level 1 vocational qualification        What entry qualifications do I need?




                                                                                                                                      Fashion and
                                                                                                                                       Footwear
plus GCSE English at Grade D/E.                                     Four GCSEs at C grade or above, or a First Diploma in Design.
                                                                    If you have knowledge gained in employment you will be
What can I do afterwards?                                           assessed individually.
You can progress to a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion or
Textiles, BTEC Level 3 Diploma Art and Design, A levels or          What can I do afterwards?
pursue a position in fashion retail work, or high street stores,    You can apply for a Higher Education course such as a Degree
for example in sales, production and marketing. Alternatively       or Foundation Degree in fashion specialism. Trainee/junior
you could aim for employment in a range of fashion-related          designer or buyer positions or a position in retail management.
manufacturing industries.
                                                                    What days and times will I be in College?
What days and times will I be in College?                           18 hours a week in College over 33 weeks.
18 hours a week in College over 33 weeks.
                                                                    Are there any other things I need to know?
Are there any other things I need to know?                          The course is intensive and requires full commitment to the
A portfolio of drawing and textile or practical work is required.   exploration and development of creative thinking. There will
Participation in trips that fall outside of the usual timetable.    be a number of trips that may be outside of the usual course
                                                                    timetable, eg market/trend research and fabric buying. There
                                                                    will be an opportunity to go on an overseas trip in the second
                                                                    year of the course.




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 Welcome
              Professional Development                                          Foundation Degree:
              Diploma: Footwear                                                 Fashion Costume
              Programme
              Location: St Margaret’s Campus                                    Location: St Margaret’s Campus
              Course Code: A4959                                                UCAS Code: L36 EJ24
              Course Length: One Year                                           Course Length: Two Years
              Qualification Level: 4                                            Qualification Level: 5


              What’s it all about?                                              What’s it all about?
              This course will develop your understanding of the global         The Foundation Degree in Fashion and Costume is a creative
              footwear economy, its future and the management skills            and vocationally-relevant course equivalent to the first two
              needed to support it. The course provides professional            years of a BA (Honours) Degree. It prepares you for career
              updating, supports career progression and provides the skills     paths in fashion and costume industries.
              and knowledge essential for the changing needs of the industry.
                                                                                What does it involve?
              What does it involve?                                             You will complete four modules in year one. They cover
              The course is unique in covering footwear fashion, design,        academic practice, practical and creative. Contextual study is
              pattern cutting, CAD, footwear materials and quality testing,     explored through a series of lectures and seminars. In addition,
              quality control, footwear technology, practical shoemaking,       guest speakers support the fashion and costume industries
              costing, ICT and management techniques. There are also visits     module. Design projects are industry linked and specialist staff
              to factories and overseas footwear exhibitions.                   deliver production modules in our well-resourced workshop
                                                                                and studios. In Year Two a greater sense of independent study
              Are there exams?                                                  is required with further development of your specialist skills
              No, assessment is continuous.                                     culminating in a final collection and fashion show. To ensure
                                                                                currency with industry you will be required to complete an
Fashion and




              What entry qualifications do I need?
 Footwear




                                                                                independently-sourced work placement.
              One A level and four GCSEs at grade C or above a BTEC
              National Diploma, Advanced GNVQ or suitable industry              Are there exams?
              experience.                                                       No, assessment is continuous.

              What can I do afterwards?                                         What entry qualifications do I need?
              You can progress onto the BA (Honours) Footwear Design            GCSE English C or equivalent (without this you will be asked
              course at De Montfort University or gain employment within        to complete a literacy test) and 80 UCAS points to include
              the footwear manufacturing and retail design industry. Roles      either: Art and Design Foundation, Relevant Access to HE
              within the footwear and retail sector, in design, product         course, National Diploma/GNVQ Level 3 in a relevant subject,
              development and manufacture.                                      A2 level in an Art and Design subject.

              What days and times will I be in College?                         We welcome applications from mature learners, who
              25 hours a week in College over 36 weeks.                         do not match the standard entry requirements but who
                                                                                can demonstrate commitment to studying this subject
              Are there any other things I need to know?                        at university level, and, who can evidence academic or
              The course is intensive and a mature approach is required.        vocational experience in a related field. Overseas learners can
              You will need to possess a high degree of self motivation and     send evidence of qualifications (IELTS 6), work experience,
              the ability to work to tight deadlines.                           and portfolio electronically or by post. Following receipt of
                                                                                this work an interview by phone will be conducted.

                                                                                What can I do afterwards?
                                                                                You can “top up” by joining the final year of the BA (Honours)
                                                                                Fashion programme at Coventry University. You may also apply
                                                                                to other universities to “top up” on related degrees. Careers are
                                                                                varied and range from costume assistant for stage, TV and film, to
                                                                                freelance designer, cutter and maker. Opportunities also exist in
                                                                                buying, marketing and retail sectors of the industry.

                                                                                What days and times will I be in College?
                                                                                16 hours a week in College over 30 weeks.

                                                                                Are there any other things I need to know?
                                                                                Guest speakers share their experience and industrial visits to the
                                                                                sector are arranged. An annual visit to the Royal Shakespeare
                                                                                Theatre expands your knowledge of costume production
                                                                                and related careers. A study residential abroad is scheduled.
                                                                                Application is made through UCAS. Portfolio required at
                                                                                interview. You will be required to attend trips and trade shows.



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Foundation Degree:                                                 Foundation Degree:
Footwear                                                           Footwear – International

Location: St Margaret’s Campus                                     Location: St Margaret’s Campus
UCAS Code: D26 WJ74                                                Course Code: A5504
Course Length: Two Years                                           Course Length: Two Years
Qualification Level: 5                                             Qualification Level: 5


What’s it all about?                                               What’s it all about?
This course, written in conjunction with employers, addresses      The course addresses the needs of the footwear industry
the needs of today’s footwear industry. It is equivalent to year   today and has been written in conjunction with industry. It
one and year two of a BA (Honours) Degree and combines             combines academic research with practical activity in a broad
academic research with vocational practice in a range of           range of footwear disciplines. The course covers a broad
footwear disciplines.                                              spectrum of footwear industry-related topics.

What does it involve?                                              What does it involve?
There is a strong focus on work-based learning and the             You will study modules in footwear fashion and design,
course covers a broad spectrum of footwear industry-related        production technology, footwear buying, supply and
topics. You will study modules in footwear fashion and             management skills, quality assurance, style prediction and
design, production technology, footwear buying, supply and         marketing strategies, manufacturing technology, professional
management skills, style prediction and marketing strategies,      development and product design and development. These
manufacturing technology, professional development and             are assessed through practical and written assignments. The
product design and development. These are assessed through         course offers an opportunity to take part in competitions and
practical and written assignments. The course offers an            industry assignments.
opportunity to take part in competitions and live briefs.




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                                                                                                                                      Footwear
Are there exams?                                                   No, assessment is continuous.
No, assessment is continuous.
                                                                   What entry qualifications do I need?
What entry qualifications do I need?                               An international qualification equivalent or higher than this
GCSE English C or equivalent (without this you will be asked       course level. We welcome applications from mature learners
to complete a literacy test) and a minimum of 80 UCAS points       who do not match the standard entry requirements but who
to include either: Art and Design Foundation, relevant Access      can demonstrate willingness and commitment to study this
to HE course, a Level 3 (National Diploma or NVQ) award in         subject at university level, and, who can evidence academic,
a related subject, at least one A2 level in a related subject.     professional or vocational experience in a related field.
Overseas learners can send evidence of qualifications (IELTS       Overseas learners will not be expected to attend an interview
6), work experience, and portfolio electronically or by post.      but will be expected to send either evidence of qualifications/
Following receipt of this work an interview by phone will be       portfolio of work, or demonstrate related work experience
conducted. We welcome applications from mature learners            for review.
who do not match the standard entry requirements but who
can demonstrate experience and a commitment to studying this       What can I do afterwards?
subject at university level.                                       You would be able to join the final year of the BA (Honours)
                                                                   in Footwear at De Montfort University or any other suitable
What can I do afterwards?                                          Higher Education course. Career opportunities exist within all
You can “top up” by joining the final year of the BA (Honours)     areas of the footwear industry worldwide.
Footwear at De Montfort University. It may also be possible
for you to apply to other universities to “top up” to other        What days and times will I be in College?
Footwear-related Degree programmes. This course allows you         15 hours a week in College over 30 weeks.
to progress within a global context into product development
and design, footwear manufacturing and retail, quality
control or footwear technology.

What days and times will I be in College?
15 hours a week in College over 30 weeks.

Are there any other things I need to know?
Portfolio required at interview. You will be required to attend
visits to industry and national exhibitions. In previous years
visits to trade shows in Paris, Dusseldorf and Florence have
been arranged. Guest speakers are invited into college and
this year visits to Lobbs boot makers, Church & Co, and the
Northampton Shoe Museum have been organised. As an EU
learner on a DMU franchised Foundation Degree programme
you may be eligible for a ‘HE in FE’ bursary to reduce your
course fees. A work placement is compulsory.


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              Location: St Margaret’s Campus                                   Location: St Margaret’s Campus
              Course Code: A7585                                               Course Code: A7585
              Course Length: One/Two Years                                     Course Length: One/Two Years
              Qualification Level: 2                                           Qualification Level: 3


              What’s it all about?                                             What’s it all about?
              An Apprenticeship is a work based training programme which       If you already have a career within the Fashion and Textiles
              allows you to complement the skills you learn, develop and       industry an Advanced Apprenticeship offers the perfect course
              use within the workplace with knowledge gained via day           to gain skills and qualifications which are vital to your career.
              release at College.
                                                                               What does it involve?
              What does it involve?                                            No exam or test is required. You will need to compile a
              On completion you will achieve:                                  portfolio of evidence that demonstrates achievement of all
              • an NVQ in your chosen subject (NVQ Level 2 for                 the learning outcomes through work based observations and
                Apprenticeship)                                                verbal questioning. On completion you will achieve:
              • technical knowledge relevant to your occupation and            • an NVQ in your chosen subject (NVQ Level 3 for Advanced
                level of work                                                     Apprenticeship)
              • Functional skills in English and maths.                        • Technical knowledge relevant to your occupation and
                                                                                  level of work
              Are there exams?                                                 • Functional skills in English and maths.
              No exam or test is required. You will need to compile a
              portfolio of evidence that demonstrates achievement of all       Are there exams?
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              the learning outcomes through work based observations and        No, assessment is continuous.
              verbal questioning.
                                                                               What entry qualifications do I need?
              What entry qualifications do I need?                             You should be employed in a suitable job role for at least
              • evidence of prior experience relevant to your proposed         30 hours per week, and have been in that position for a
                field of study, or                                             minimum of three months, have GCSE grades A to D in maths,
              • the ability to study at level 2, or                            English and one other academic subject, or have at least one
              • have the agreed support from an employer or mentor with        year’s work record and references to demonstrate good all
                a demonstration of your commitment to learn.                   round attendance, commitment and skill progression.

              What can I do afterwards?                                        What can I do afterwards?
              On completion of an Apprenticeship you may wish to progress      You may wish to progress onto level 4/5 full and part-time
              onto the Advanced Apprenticeship. This qualification will help   courses in fashion and textiles. This qualification will help
              you progress into new technical and managerial areas in the      you progress into new technical and managerial areas in the
              Textiles, Footwear and Fashion industries.                       Textiles, Footwear and Fashion industries.

              What days and times will I be in College?                        What days and times will I be in College?
              Flexible day release programme.                                  Flexible day release programme.

              Are there any other things I need to know?                       Are there any other things I need to know?
              You may be entitled to skills for life classes.                  You may be entitled to skills for life classes.




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Location: St Margaret’s Campus
Course Code: A8065
Course Length: One/Two Years
Qualification Level: 3


What’s it all about?
If you are starting a career in the Footwear and Leather industry
an Advanced Apprenticeship will provide skills, knowledge and
understanding of all aspects of footwear production.

What does it involve?
Training outcomes: On completion you will achieve:
• an NVQ in your chosen subject (NVQ Level 3 for Advanced
   Apprenticeship)
                                                                    Vocational
• technical knowledge relevant to your occupation and level
   of work                                                          qualifications are
                                                                    changing.
• Functional skills in English and maths.

Are there exams?




                                                                                                                        Fashion and
No exam or test is required. You will need to compile a




                                                                                                                         Footwear
portfolio of evidence that demonstrates achievement of all
the learning outcomes through work based observations and
verbal questioning.                                                 A new system called the Qualifications
What entry qualifications do I need?
                                                                    and Credit Framework (QCF) is being
Advanced Apprenticeships are suitable if you have completed         introduced to offer you a more
an Apprenticeship or if you have achieved appropriate GCSEs
and are undertaking a wider range of work activities within         flexible and simpler structure to
your job role.
                                                                    build the qualification of your choice.
What can I do afterwards?
You may wish to progress onto level 4/5 full and part-time
courses in fashion and textiles. This qualification will help       It allows you to complete qualifications in small
you progress into new technical and managerial areas in the         chunks of learning at a pace which suits you.
textiles, footwear and fashion industries.
                                                                    The qualifications are geared towards meeting
What days and times will I be in College?
Flexible day release programme.                                     industry needs, which is essential if you are
                                                                    hoping to progress in your chosen career.
Are there any other things I need to know?
You may be entitled to skills for life classes.
                                                                    The names of some qualifications, such as
                                                                    NVQs, BTECs or Certificates, are changing
                                                                    under the new system. Leicester College has
                                                                    a very wide variety of vocational courses
                                                                    which have been tailored to fit the QCF.


                                                                    For a more in-depth look at the QCF, the
                                                                    courses and new qualifications available
                                                                    and how it will affect you, please see the
                                                                    Guide to Qualifications for Parents and
                                                                    Learners at the front of this course guide.


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