Work on your passion! Study Fashion at London’s biggest creative academy.

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Prepare for a career in the fashion industry with BCE’s leading courses in Fashion

This course is designed for young people with a passion for clothes, design, fabrics and style. Learn about the fashion industry from industry experts and discover how this global multi-billion-pound industry works.
BCE Fashion students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of the fashion industry
Level 3 students will gain industry insight, theory and practical skills to develop an industry-ready portfolio

Our Fashion courses will secure you the necessary UCAS points to progress to University and study at a number of prestigious institutions or help you prepare for a career in the industry

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Level 3 Fashion Design and Garment Manufacture

Level 3 Fashion Design and Garment Manufacture Duration: 2 Years

Our industry professional tutors will teach you valuable design processes and introduce you to the techniques involved in the creation of fashion and clothing.

Explore technical skills like pattern cutting, garment construction and costume design to discover your own creativity through exciting projects and practical design skills to begin your fashion and styling career.

You will also develop styling skills, including catwalk makeup, and will finish the year with a fashion show that you will design and produce on your own and as part of a team.

Your tutors will help you develop a professional, digitalised portfolio of your coursework, an essential tool to help you move to the next stage of your creative career.

  • Contextual influences
  • Material processing techniques
  • Pattern construction for fashion and clothing
  • Production techniques for fashion and clothing
  • Developing costume design skill
  • Accessory production
  • Design methods
  • Pattern development


You will gain the following qualification:

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design

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Entry Requirements Level 3: 5 GCSEs at grade 4-9 or above including English (or equivalent)
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All of our courses are free for 16-18 year olds and 19-23 if the funding criteria is met. To discuss this further, email:

Aminat graduated from BCE in 2018, She moved on to study the Foundation at Central St Martins through UAL Insights. She is now studying the BA in Fashion Design and Marketing at Central St Martins. Aminat is now in her second year of the course. She is a mentor at UAL insights to help students get into CSM. Aminat also models part-time and is currently signed with Wilhelmina Models.

AminatFormer BCE Student

Why study with us?

Developing the best learning environments for students

Learn from the best Professional tutors with extensive industry experience will teach you everything you need to know
Develop your skills Equip yourself with the skills needed for in-demand jobs in the industry, working to real-world briefs
State-of-the-Art The most up to date industry-standard equipment allows your ability to shine
Proven success Many of our students progress into careers in London’s exciting creative economy or go on to study at top universities


Vocational success rate for Academy learners


of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University


of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy

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Ofsted Report

Big Creative Training Limited (BCT) is an independent training provider based in Walthamstow. BCT opened in 2000 and offers creative industries programmes for 16 to 19, apprenticeships, adult courses and alternative provision. BCT is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in all areas.

Big Creative Academy (BCA) is a 16 to 19 academy based in Walthamstow. The academy opened in September 2014 and offers study programmes for students aged 16 to 19 in subjects to prepare them primarily for further study or employment in the creative industries. BCA is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Teachers have very good subject knowledge and industrial experience, as well as strong commercial links with practitioners and employers; they use these effectively to help inspire students and provide a strongly vocational context to their development.

All staff work closely with students to help them overcome any barriers to learning, to assure their health and welfare, to maintain good behaviour and a positive work ethic; as a result, students feel safe and are able to achieve their potential.

To discuss course options with us,

email: or phone: 020 8498 3300