English Plus Fashion (Year Round)

English Plus Fashion (Year Round)

Combine between 4 and 24 weeks of General English or Academic English with practical fashion lessons at London College of Fashion.

I have been here for around 2 months and I’m already very glad to learn more about fashion in such a prestigious University. Moreover, the way of teaching, the quality of my course and the broad approach of my teacher let me think that this is the best place to study fashion.

Julie, France

Hour per week

Level of English required: Pre-intermediate or above.

This course covers seven topics, giving you the opportunity to try a different aspect of fashion every four weeks. If you attend for the full 24 weeks you will have an overview of the industry and an idea of where you might excel if you are considering further study.

Most topics are design or business based, except for Simple Garment Making where you will be using industrial sewing machines. The tutors on this course all teach at London College of Fashion, and many of them are combining teaching with working in the fashion industry.


What is included? 

  • 15 hours of General or Academic English tuition per week, Monday to Friday
  • seven hours of fashion studies over two days per week
  • regular tutorials and reviews
  • free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
  • independent study facilities
  • insurance
  • certificate of attendance from the Language Centre and London College of Fashion.

Are materials included?

Basic materials will be provided, students are expected to bring their own pencils, brushes, sketch book, scissors and craft knife, and a camera for recording three dimensional work and visual research.

How many students in a class?

For English language classes, the average number of students in a class is 10 students and the maximum is 14.
For fashion classes, the average is 12 students, and the maximum is 16.

What is the minimum age?


Do I need to have experience in the subject I want to study?

No, this course is designed as an introduction to fashion.

Level of English required?


For more information on English levels, see the Your Language Level page.

2017 Timetable

Start DatesSubject

3 January or

3 July

Fashion Drawing
Learning how to draw fashion figures 
Understanding proportions
Innovative drawing methods
Exploring colour

30 January or

31 July

Fashion Trends and Design
Brand and customer research overview
Trend inspiration and design
Presenting a final collection

27 February and

29 August

Fashion PR and Marketing
Overview of PR and marketing
Fashion calendar and press releases
Media and communication

27 March

(two weeks)

Fashion Portfolio*
Development and presentation
of fashion portfolios
Understanding the different layouts,
styles and formats

10 April and

25 September

Fashion Styling the Image
Role of a stylist 
Moodboards and trends

8 May and

23 October

Making a Simple Garment
Preparing a pattern and cutting fabric
Construction methods
Garment construction and finishing 

5 June and

20 November

Visual Display
Importance of visual merchandising
Understanding brands and customers
Window concepts and store layouts

* Students must have an existing portfolio to work on during this module.

2017 Dates and Fees

These course can be booked between 4-24 weeks in 4-week blocks
(except for a 2-week block starting 27 March)

Start dates:

3 January | 30 January | 27 February | 27 March* | 10 April | 8 May | 5 June |
3 July | 31 July | 29 August | 25 September | 23 October | 20 November

2* weeks
























*These course lengths are only possible if they include the two week block