Level 3 Fashion Innovation
Art & Design, Fashion & Creative Crafts
Students aged 16-18
What is the course about?
Do you see yourself as a trendsetter who loves staying on top of the latest styles? Or perhaps you are always taking fashion inspiration from online influencers? If so, you could turn your passion into a career by choosing this exciting and innovative fashion course! This Level 3 course is the most industry-relevant fashion offering around, providing a student-led approach to learning with a strong focus on sustainability and digital innovation. Students will gain the key skills and knowledge to secure a successful career in this £32 billion industry.
Why should I choose the course?
From fast fashion to luxury apparel, from billboards to Tik-Tok, fashion is everywhere. This exciting course, the first of its kind at this level, will allow you to access one of the fastest-growing global industries and cover all aspects of fashion from concept to consumer.
Throughout your course, you will learn how to become a creative visionary, bringing your ideas to life. You will create and develop high-quality fashion products and promotional materials as well as gaining an abundance of branding and business knowledge. Not only is this course unique, it is also a force for good with sustainability and social priorities driving unique forward-thinking outcomes.
What will I learn?
The course covers a wide range of modules, giving you a comprehensive insight into the world of fashion. Modules include: exploring trend forecasting, idea generation, digital fashion design, cutting-edge styling & image making, fashion promotion, social media marketing, and the future of the in-store and online shopping experience.
What will the course lead on to?
This course allows students to develop a varied skill set as well as a portfolio, which will boost their chances of progressing on to higher education or securing employment in this fast-paced sector.
A qualification in fashion innovation opens the door to employment across many areas of the industry, including fashion promotion, fashion styling, fashion design, influencing, social media marketing, ecommerce, photography, and PR and events.
Are there any links with industry and university?
The Northwest is a thriving creative hub, offering a multitude of career opportunities following completion of your course.
Indisputably the fashion capital of the north, Manchester is home to some of the biggest fast fashion brands in the world. Students on this course will benefit from proximity to these brands, which include Pretty Little Thing, Nasty Gal, I Saw it First and Boohoo.
Students will be able to develop their real-world practical experience by completing exciting live client briefs in collaboration with local brands or fashion houses. You will also have the opportunity to take part in industry visits as well as meet a diverse range of expert guest speakers.
Students may wish to progress onto higher education for further study once they have completed this course. Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have many opportunities for university visits and have developed fantastic long-standing relationships with some of the best local higher education fashion providers.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
If you want to be immersed in the colourful, creative, and diverse world of fashion, then this is the right course for you. This course not only guarantees you an amazing experience but also equips you with the skills, knowledge, and behaviours required to take the next step towards your dream fashion career.
At Warrington & Vale Royal College students have access to industry-standard equipment whilst learning in a creative and vibrant environment. You will benefit from working with highly-skilled tutors who have a wealth of industry experience.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and/or maths, or you will have needed to have successfully completed a Level 2 course. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your either your GCSE English or maths and you wish to study at Level 3, you will be required to work towards GCSE English or maths as part of your qualification.
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