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The Gateway Level 1 Award in Creative Craft is designed to provide our students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to higher levels of study or employment in the Fashion sector.

If you have a passion for fashion and textiles and want to develop your knowledge and skills, this is the course for you.

You will learn within industry standard studios and attend exhibitions.

This is a 12 week course scheduled one day a week and will be a mixture of practical and theory lessons.

  • Sector Overview

    The UK's creative industries boast a range of interesting and exciting careers for those looking to enter a thriving and innovative sector, with opportunities ranging from jobs involved with arts, culture and design to working in video gaming or the media.

    The creative industries bring together a range of sub-sectors involved with economic activities that all have creativity at their centre. From fashion, crafts and visual arts to music, publishing, TV, radio and film, these are all part of what's known as the UK's creative economy.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:?

    • You have to demonstrate a keen interest in Fashion and Textiles
  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Explore Craft Resources
    • Explore Craft Ideas
    • Create, Present and Review Final Craft Item
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Project-based assignments
  • Enrichment

    You will be involved in taking part in trips and visits to relevant museum exhibitions such as The Tate Britain and William Morris Gallery.

    You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and contacts.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    The completion of this course will allow you to progress onto:

    • A relevant Level 2 course
    • Entry level employment in the Fashion and Textile Industry
    • Actively participating and contributing to the local community
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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