London College of Contemporary Arts
9 Holborn, London EC1N 2LL London, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 3535 1155


Qualification: The Access to HE Diploma (Fashion)

Awarding body: OCN London

Delivery mode: Full-time

Full duration: 9 Months


2016 October

2017 October

Campus: London

Fees: UK/EU £4,500

Scholarships: Available upon successful application



This course aims to provide a balance of essential study knowledge and skills of the subject of fashion, to that the learners can be prepared for the academic and practical rigours of studying these subjects at an undergraduate level in Higher Education.



The Access to HE Diploma (Fashion) provide a progression opportunity for learners into Higher Education by offering you the chance to gain a level 3 qualification in Fashion. You will gain a general introduction to the basic concepts of Fashion, through introduction of subjects such as 3D fashion design: modelling and pattern cutting, fashion design, fashion drawing, and you will experience a positive and supportive learning environment within which you will be able to build your confidence through successful learning and networking.

Term 1

  • Fashion Drawing
  • Note Taking and Note Making
  • Applied Academic Skills for Art&Design

Term 2

  • 3D Fashion Design: Modelling / Pattern Cutting
  • The Principles of Fashion Design and Product Development
  • Report Writing
  • Writing Standard English

Term 3

  • The Fashion Industry (Trends and Influences)
  • Cultural Studies for Design
  • Essay Writing

Term 4

  • Fashion Design - Development and Presentation
  • Styling for Fashion

Term 5

  • Extended Project




Course available for learners aged 18 and over


It is recommended that applicants have the following entry requirements: GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above; however if the applicant does not meet these requirements they still can be considered based on portfolio presentation and academic interview.

English requirements

IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (with minimum of one component at 4.5)



Successful students will have numerous opportunities to continue their learning, inside and outside of LCCA and its associated network of institutions.

These include but are not limited to: Higher National Certificates and Diplomas, a variety of Fashion Undergraduate Degrees validated by our Institution partners and most Art and Design based Undergraduate degrees at UK Universities.

Prospective students have to be aware that most universities expect students to have grade C and above in GCSE English and Mathematics when they apply for a Higher Education course and many are no longer accepting other Level 2 equivalents in literacy and numeracy.

Prospective students are advised to check the requirements of their chosen higher education institution.

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