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Fashion and Textiles

100% achievement!

Last year, the majority of our courses had a 100% achievement rate. Plus,around 90% of students go on to university or into jobs.


Level 2 Diploma in Fashion & Textiles. (Level 1 & 3 also offered, and Fashion with ESOL)

  • Fashion design
  • Pattern cutting
  • Garment construction
  • Accessories

    See our fashion students’ showcase

    “Welcome to the exciting fashion department at Hackney Community College! Based in the heart of Shoreditch there’s no better or more vibrant place to study fashion. There are more designers per square metre than almost anywhere else in Europe! It really is a hub of creativity. And you could be part of the action!

    Our links with employers and renowned designers will get you the work placements you need to show off your talents and get the experience you need.

    Our teachers are practicing designers – so they keep abreast of what’s going on in the industry and bring the current trends into the classroom. They provide a lot of technical support which is really beneficial – especially if you’re looking to progress onto higher level courses.

    The facilities and resources are really good here and we get the opportunity to go on trips abroad. Maybe that’s why the success rates are so much higher than the national average. And, most of us progress onto fantastic colleges like Central St Martins and London College of Fashion.

    We’ve taken part in very high profile cat walk shows – including the Alternative Fashion Week. Loads of us win awards too – which really puts us in front of leading design houses.
    There are lots of jobs you could go on to secure; it’s not just about making clothes. You could go on to work in fashion marketing, fashion styling, illustrating for magazines, fashion journalism – the list goes on and on.

    So come along to Hackney Community College and find out why the majority of students come here as a result of a recommendation. We love it here. You will too!”

    Click here to view our Fashion and Textiles courses

How to get a job in fashion in London

The editorial team at global fashion website Lyst.com has shared this brilliant fashion careers article with us. Lots of tips for starting out in your fashion career!

London Technical Fashion Academy at HCC

Hackney Community College is working with loads of companies in the fashion industry, delivering apprenticeships to support their growing workforces and to keep manufacture in the UK. Have you got an eye for detail and want to earn while you learn?