Introduction to Fashion Design and Manufacture (Beginners Level)

This 10-week Introduction to Fashion course is designed to give students an insight into the skills and knowledge required to pursue further study in the fashion sector. This is an ideal course for those who would like a taster of what there is to study on a full or part-time fashion programme with East Riding College. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively, develop and present a range of independent ideas and further expand your knowledge of the fashion sector.

This ten-week programme will consist of a range of exciting lectures, group discussions, practical demonstrations and skill based workshops. The work you will develop over the ten weeks will consolidate into a body of innovative portfolio work, in preparation for further study.

By the end of the course, you will have completed an A4 sketchbook, a range of design samples, a final design board and have designed an accessory, such as a bag.

Whether you are a student exploring the vast opportunities in further education, or simply looking for a career change. This course is suited to ages 16+ at the beginners level in fashion design.  In an industry that is evolving on a daily basis this may just be the course for you.


This course will start at Bridlington on Tuesday 28 February, 5 to 8pm and Beverley 1 March, 5 to 8pm.

What will I study?

Topics include:

  • Illustration
  • Fabric development
  • Pattern cutting
  • Sewing skills. ­

What next?

Successful completion of the programme will help qualify you for progression onto the intermediate course or help towards direct entry onto the Level Three BTEC Diploma in Art and Fashion in September 2017. 

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2017 Higher Education 2017 Apprenticeships Spring Part-time Course Guide 2017