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Fashion and Textiles

If you want a place where you’ll have the freedom to let your imagination run wild, and the support to allow your fashion design talents to come alive, you’ve come to the right place! 

At Nottingham College you will work and learn alongside professional and successful designers in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market, part of the city’s Creative Quarter. Our fashion students are based in the original lace lofts up in the Adams Building, where textiles heritage meets the future of fashion. This space boasts space and light, perfect for fashion design.

We offer courses from Level 1 to degree-level, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to progress with us! 

You’ll have the opportunity to showcase your work to the public and industry professionals at our catwalk fashion shows, which are a real highlight of the year. 

Many of our fashion courses are validated by the prestigious University of the Arts London (UAL). We have a close working relationship with UAL, with students regularly progressing to study there as well as other renowned universities across the country, including the world-famous Central Saint Martins.

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Alteration Skills for Beginners - Part-time

Learn to make to make alterations to garments using a sewing machine to make them fit better.

Alterations and Customising - Part-time

Revive those old garments and charity shop finds and cut down on clothing waste on this ten week course!

Autumn and Halloween Crafts - Part-time

This course is perfect if you wish to get creative during the autumn season and make your own decorations for your friends, family or something special just for yourself.

BA (Hons) Art and Design (Fashion) Top-up Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

If you already have a HND or foundation degree this course allows you top to a full BA (Hons) in Art and Design (Fashion) with just one further year of study.

BA (Hons) Art and Design (Fashion) Top-up Degree (Level 6) - Part-time

If you already have a HND or foundation degree this course allows you top to a full BA (Hons) in Art and Design (Fashion) with just two further years of study.

Christmas Textile Crafts - Part-time

This course is perfect if you wish to get creative during the festive season and make your own Christmas cards, gifts and decorations for your friends, family or something special just for yourself.

Creative Business Start Up - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to start your own business or a side hustle from something you enjoy.

Dressmaking for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to sew and construct simple garments and accessories using the correct techniques.

Dressmaking for Improvers - Part-time

This course is for students who want to improve build on their beginners sewing experience and develop their knowledge of sewing and using commercial sewing patterns.

Easter Textile Crafts - Part-time

This course is perfect if you wish to get creative during this Easter holiday time and make your own Easter cards, gifts and decorations for your friends, family or something special just for yourself.

Fashion (Level 2 BTEC Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you see yourself working as a designer in the world of fashion, textiles, soft furnishings, costume or even in fashion business.

Fashion and Creative Study Skills (Level 2 Higher) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have an interest in Fashion, Design, Fashion Business or Textiles and want to explore your knowledge and skills in more depth while also learning a wide range of skills that are transferable to further…

Fashion and Textiles (Level 1 Certificate) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have an interest in fashion, textiles and art and are wanting to learn, explore and develop your skills.

Fashion and Textiles (Level 1) - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who has never sewn before, or wants a refresher course on sewing

Fashion and Textiles (Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you see yourself working as a designer in the world of fashion, textiles, soft furnishings, costume or even in fashion accessories, within our excellently resourced Fashion and Textiles department in the Lace Market

Fashion Branding and Promotion - Part-time

If you love fashion and would like to develop an understanding of fashion branding and promotion, then this course could be for you. You may work in the fashion retail industry or dream of having your own fashion business.

Fashion Business and Fashion Retail (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a passion for fashion, trends, marketing, styling and an interest in working within the retail/business side of the industry.

Fashion Entrepreneurs - Part-time

This course is perfect if you have a fashion product or idea that you would take through to set up your own business.

Fashion Illustration - Part-time

This short course will introduce you to Fashion Illustration and you will learn a range of techniques to develop your own illustration style.

FdA Fashion Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

This course provides a practical hands-on degree in fashion with strong links to the fashion industry.

FdA Fashion Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

This course provides a practical hands-on degree in fashion with strong links to the fashion industry.

Introduction to Machine Knitting - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who has never used a knitting machine or would like to refresh their machine knitting skills.

Introduction to Making Children's Wear - Part-time

This short course will teach you the sewing basics you need to know to make cute, comfortable clothing for babies.

Introduction to Textiles - Part-time

This course offers an introduction into the world of textiles and is perfect for someone who is a beginner and has an interest in learning new textile skills or for someone who would like to refresh their textile skills.

Knit Techniques - Part-time

Would you like to learn new and exciting ways of making and creating? Would you like to gain a wealth of knowledge and a range of samples in a Textiles specialism? Then this is the course for you!

Portfolio Preparation: Art, Design and Fashion - Part-time

This course is aimed at learners who are aged 19+ and are interested in future full-time study on an Access to Higher Education Course within the Creative Arts.

Pre-Access - Art, Design and Fashion – Part-Time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and want to develop your artistic skills and knowledge and you can commit to study in College for 2 days a week.

Professional Garment Making for Beginners - Part-time

This course will enable you to improve the finish of your home made clothes and make them look more professional.

Professional Sewing Skills - Part-time

This course is perfect for any beginner who has never sewn before, or wants a refresher course in sewing.

Sewing for Beginners/Improvers - Part-time

The course will cover how to safely use sewing machines and other equipment and is suitable for beginners or improvers.

Sewing for Enterprise - Part-time

This practical course is perfect if you want to improve your existing sewing and dressmaking skills and acquire the confidence to produce professional looking items you may want to sell. Please note that this course is for women only.

Sewing Machine Skills for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to use a sewing machine and have a go at zips, button holes and all the stitches on this great course!

Sewing Pet Accessories and Clothing - Part-time

Are you ready to embark into the world of canine fashion? Would you like to create accessories and clothes for your pets? Then this is the course for you!

Sewing Travel and Summer Accessories - Part-time

On this course we will be making a wide range of summer accessories for you to wear on your summer holidays from bucket hats to toiletry bags,

Summer Crafts - Part-time

This course offers a fun introduction into textiles with 6 sessions designed to help inspire and excite you in the world of textiles.

T Level in Craft and Design (Level 3) (16-18) - Full-time

Starting in 2025, this course is perfect if you enjoy fashion, craft and design and are thinking of starting a career in the industry. The new T Level combines workshop- and classroom-based study with hands-on experience working with an employer…

Textile Techniques - Part-time

Would you like to learn new and exciting ways of making and creating? Would you like to gain a wealth of knowledge and a range of samples in textiles? Then this is the course for you!

Upcycle Clothes and Sustainability Awareness - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in exploring sustainable fashion and ethical processes within the garment making process as well as experimenting with various clothing upcycling projects.

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