Got an eye for style? Want to understand the foundations of great design? Dream of launching your own clothing line? Begin your fashion education at Mid Cheshire College.

Creative, ambitious and equipped with industry standard tech and machinery — Mid Cheshire College’s fashion department is the perfect place to unleash your flair and imagination, and build all the skills you’ll need to propel you on to further study or employment in the fashion world.

You will be designing and crafting your own clothing range and collaborating with photographers on your own fashion shoots. You’ll develop skills in fashion illustration, design, pattern cutting, manufacturing and trend-spotting. Channel all that you’ve learned and made to exhibit your very own clothing range in our end of year Fashion Show.

Along the way you’ll gain insight into how the fashion industry works, and an understanding of fashion and design development throughout history. You’ll build a portfolio of sketches, designs and physical work to take with you into your future fashion career.

The Fashion Department’s studios and classrooms are within the college’s £7.5m Centre for Creative Arts.

Potential fashion careers include:
Designer, fashion journalist or editor, stylist, pattern cutter, garment technologist, wardrobe buyer, merchandiser, retail management.

Courses Available

Course Title
Start Date
Full Fee
BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Pathway: Fashion and Textiles FL3


Want to get paid to earn a degree-level qualification? You can at Mid Cheshire College thanks to our new Higher Apprenticeship courses.

You’ll work towards a nationally recognised qualification demonstrating your understanding and expertise in your chosen industry. You’ll combine assessment work with vital real-life experience, putting your knowledge into action at work.

You’ll follow a bespoke learning plan, created collaboratively by your employer and Mid Cheshire College, and designed to give you the most relevant teaching and training for your chosen industry.

You’ll complete the apprenticeship with a National Vocational Qualification (QCF) equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, as well as a portfolio of completed work, a Technical Certificate, and proven on-the-job experience.

Entry requirements for Higher Apprenticeships are flexible, as apprentices will come from a range of education and employment backgrounds. If you’d like to discuss Higher Apprenticeships, get in touch with one of our advisors.

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Money matters.
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to apply for financial support to help you during your studies. Find out more.