This course is designed for young people with a passion for clothes, design, fabrics and style. Learn about the workings of the fashion industry and discover what makes this international multi-billion-pound industry work so well.
Level 3 Fashion Design & Garment Manufacture
  • Contextual influences
  • Material processing techniques
  • Pattern construction for fashion and clothing
  • Production techniques for fashion and clothing
  • Developing costume design skills
  • Accessory production
  • Design methods
  • Pattern development
Our industry professional tutors will teach you valuable design processes and introduce you to the techniques involved in the creation of fashion and clothing.

Exploring technical skills such as pattern cutting, garment construction and costume design, you will 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.

You will leave us with a professional, digitalised portfolio of your coursework. Your tutors will help you craft this essential tool to help you move to the next stage of your creative career or learning.


You will gain the following qualification:

  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 including English (or equivalent).
All of our courses are free for 16-18 year olds and 19-23 if the funding criteria is met, to discuss this further please email


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

Since I’ve left BCE a lot has happened – I’ve just finished my BA degree in Interior Architecture and Spatial Design and got a graduate design job in an Architectural / Design firm. I also draw hyper-realistic portraits on the side. A lot of skills I’ve learnt studying Fashion at BCE really helped me when I was in university. The work experience that was offered to me like the London Fashion Week, Etta Bond video shoot, and Wesley Harriot Fashion Assistant helped me grow by taking me out of my comfort zone and gave me experience to add to my CV; it was the beginning of my creative career.

MiriamFormer BCE Fashion Student