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Fashion and Textiles

The fashion and textile industry is one of the biggest growing sectors within the UK, supporting 900,000 jobs and contributing £32 billion to the British economy. UK Fashion is at the forefront of the global stage and is one of the most influential fashion hubs worldwide.

The energy of the UK fashion industry goes from strength to strength with the UK being a design capital of the world. Last year the fashion industry contributed £32.3 billion to UK GDP. The growth is higher than the figure for the UK economy. Fashion remains a major UK employer with 890,000 jobs supported across the industry, making it almost as big as the financial sector.

Taught by Professionals

You’ll work with tutors who also work in the creative industry.

Your Designs

See your amazing designs come to life on stage and catwalk.

Develop a Portfolio

Create a design portfolio that is industry and interview ready.

Work with Clients

Create work for real clients through work experience.

Key information

The Fashion & Textiles course allows students to explore a wide range of disciplines that are used currently within the industry. For example, pattern cutting, garment design and production, textile creation and surface design and fashion styling and promotion.

In our dedicated design atelier, you will see your work come to life from conception to catwalk ready. Working alongside other creatives within the creative hub here at Lichfield, you will create a well-rounded portfolio that is industry ready, featuring technical drawings, designs, swatches, fabric samples, finished garments, styled photo-shoots and catwalk shots.

There will be further opportunities to design for outside agencies, allowing your work to be seen on stage and screen.

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You can become a…

  • Fashion Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Retail Buyer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Merchandiser
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Textile Designer
  • Personal Stylist
  • Fashion Public Relations
  • Fashion Writer

Take the next step with a career in Fashion and Textiles

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

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