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Fashion and Textiles
Last year, the majority of our courses had a 100% achievement rate. Plus,around 90% of students go on to university or into jobs.
“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.
The courses here start at level 1 and go right up to level 5 – and you’ll also get loads of support, if like me, English isn’t your first language.
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!”
Fashion Student sells collection to London boutique
HCC Fashion student Rhiannon Jones shows that success can be achieved through hard work and determination.
Rhiannon moved to London from her family home in Yorkshire, set up her own clothing label and has recently sold her latest collection to an exclusive fashion boutique – all this at just seventeen!
Rhiannon admits that when she first enrolled at HCC she did not even know how to use a sewing machine. She credits the College, especially her tutor, for teaching her the skills that have allowed her to launch her successful label called Bolshie.
She was recently snapped up by the media at London Fashion Week and appeared on BBC News wearing one of her flamboyant designs.
She said: “I was always determined to make it big and am really happy the way things are progressing so far. I knew what I wanted to achieve and focussed on my goals and now it is paying off.”