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Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London.

Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the centre houses permanent and changing exhibitions exploring elements of fashion, textiles and jewellery as well as the Academy which runs courses for creative students and businesses, and the fabulous FTM Café.

Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, in a fantastic building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the FTM aims not just to display and collect items relating to fashion, jewellery and textile design, but to offer inspiration to a new generation of creatives.

Now redeveloped and operated by Newham College, the museum is a hub of learning, ideas and networking for the fashion and jewellery industry.

For more details visit the Fashion and Textile Museum.

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Fashion and Tailoring

If you’ve got a passion for fashion and want to get your career off to a flying start, then this unique, high quality and affordable fashion course will confirm your career ambitions and help you achieve your full potential.

Based at Newham College’s fashion production workshops and the Fashion and Textile Museum in central London, the London Fashion Foundation Diploma is a one year intensive fashion experience that will develop your creative and technical fashion skills. The course will also develop your understanding of the fashion industry, encourage you to acquire specialist expertise and knowledge, and provide you with advice and support to help you achieve your ambitions and a successful career in the industry.

This intensive course involves four full days a week of study for 30 weeks. Teaching is in small groups with a high level of individual support. You will learn how to develop your creativity and fashion skills and as the course progresses you will produce a portfolio of fashion design work.

For more details email Newham College or call 020 8257 4446.

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On Track

Studying can be hard sometimes. For what ever reason it can be difficult to stay focused and organised. On Track is our mentoring programme designed to help 14-19 year olds to stay focused on their studies.

We can help you in a number of ways. As well as one-to-one mentoring sessions with an advisor, we also offer a series of short, fun activities to help you to overcome the issues you face.

The activities address topics including:

  • How to become more employable
  • How to manage your finances
  • How to become more confident
  • How to be more organised

Learners should reside in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Greenwich and Barking and Dagenham and they must be in full time education.

Read some of our success stories from On Track here.

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