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FdA Fashion and Clothing Design

To ensure the safety of our staff and students and to manage the number of people on campus in a Covid-safe manner during this busy period, it is our intention to enrol as many students as possible online. You can find out if you’re eligible for online enrolment on our How to Enrol page.

If you are eligible to complete your enrolment online, you will receive a unique username and password via letter and email. This will allow you to sign in to access your online enrolment dashboard.

Online enrolment for this programme opens on the following dates:

10th AUGUST

Please note: Access to your personal online enrolment dashboard will only be available from the date stated above.

If you need support with online enrolment, please email enquiries@bishopburton.ac.uk or give us a call on 01964 553000 during the support times shown on our How to Enrol page.

If you are not eligible for online enrolment or need extra support, please call 01964 553000 to book an appointment to enrol on campus.

The enrolment process will be complete once you have attended Bishop Burton for your induction session, which will take place week commencing:

12th September – Please be advised by your lecturer

Please bring your own device if you have one.

At induction, students will receive their ID badge, a copy of their Learner Agreement and details about how to access their college email account, including their username and password (which they can change if they wish at a later date).

Enrolment and Freshers' Week

Monday 13th September 2021 - Friday 17th September 2021


Semester One

Monday 20th September 2021 - Friday 21st January 2022


Reading Week

Monday 25th October 2021 - Friday 29th October 2021


Christmas Break

Monday 20th December 2021 - Monday 10th January 2022


Semester Two

Monday 24th January 2022 - Tuesday 3rd May 2022


Easter Break

Monday 4th April 2022 - Monday 25th April 2022


Studio Practice at level 4 enables students to develop their entrepreneurial skills through participating in small business development, competitions and live projects initiated by the fashion industry. Level 5 sees the students progress within the Industry Practice module through exploring opportunities for external placements within the industry.

We’ll take you on a range of visits to various cities including London, Manchester and Leeds etc for industry specific visits such as textile mills, fashion head offices, testing houses. We will explore inspirational galleries and exhibitions. You’ll get plenty of notice of these activities so that you can budget accordingly, some visits may be free, but others will incur a charge varying with the nature of the visit and the distance travelled. Such charges will be kept to a reasonable rate.

Before you begin your course, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared with the right equipment. Many of our courses need specialist health and safety clothing, but we’ve made it simple - some of your essentials and college branded clothing can be bought from our online shop.

For your course, you will need:

Full size master, french curves, technical pencils, scotch tape and paper scissors

Sewing box equipment including dress making pins, hand sewing needles, fabric shears, pinking shears, tape measure, unpicker, pin cushion and tailors chalk A3 sketchbooks or folders

A range of pencils, pens, rubber and sharpener, Masking tape
Glue stick, Paint brushes, Watercolours

A3 paper – to include tracing paper, craft paper/card and cartridge paper You may wish to use your own laptop to work on your designs both at college and in your own time


Adobe Creative Cloud – students can get an introductory offer on this package with a saving of 65% off the first year’s contract
USB stick and / or portable hard drive

You may wish to invest in your own sewing machine / overlocker to work on your projects at home in your own time.