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Core Information

Here is core information about Short Courses at London College of Fashion - everything you need to know to ensure you have a fantastic experience while studying with us.

If you are an internal student or live in the UK but outside London and our more about the accommodation options we offer.

If you are an international student check your immigration status and read our immigration information.

How to book by phone

To book by phone, call our customer service team on +44(0)20 7514 7552.

How to book online

To book online, find the course(s) you require and click the add to basket icon. When all the courses you would like to take have been selected, click to complete your order. You will be taken to an online booking form on a secure server. Complete the registration and booking process to make the booking. Please ensure that you are using the most up to date version of your internet browser. If you need assistance with this, you can look for guidance on How To Update Your Web Browser.

Suggested material suppliers

John Lewis (General fabric & haberdashery)
Oxford Street, W1
020 7629 7711

Shoreditch High Street, E1
020 7033 3685

The Cloth Shop (Fabric)
Berwick Street, W1
020 7287 2881

MacCulloch & Wallis Ltd (Haberdashery & fabric)
Dering Street, W1
020 7629 0311

Morplan (Pattern cutting & garment making equipment)
56 Great Titchfield Street, W1
Oxford Circus
020 7636 1887

Cass Art (Art suppliers)
24 Berwick St
020 7287 8504

Kliens (Haberdashery)
5 Noel Street
020 7437 6162

A to Z Fabrics (Haberdashery & fabric)
53 Goldhawk Road
W12 8QP
020 8222 6566

VV Rouleaux (Ribbons, trimmings, tassels, flowers, display and fashion accessories)
102 Marylebone Lane

PAM (Make up suppliers)
6 Goldhawk Mews
Shepherds Bush
W12 8PA
020 8740 0808

Screenface (Make up suppliers)
48 Monmouth Street
Covent Garden

Sally Hair and Beauty (Hair & beauty suppliers)
Shaftesbury Avenue
81 Shaftesbury Avenue
020 7434 0064

Condé Nast Worldwide News
Vogue House
Hanover Square

Sources of Funding

Our short courses are not subsidised and we cannot offer concessions on the course fees. The information provided below is based research we have done that may help you if you are looking for sources of funding.

Creative Choices:

You can search for sources of funding here. You may be eligible to apply for various sources of funding depending on where you live and your circumstances. Remember that LCF Short Courses are 'non-qualification courses'.

Your local council:

Some local councils have funding available for students who wish to take short courses. Each council is organised differently but you may be able to contact your local council's education department to find out if they have anything on offer.

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust:

QEST makes awards ranging up to £15,000 to craftsmen and women of all ages to help them further their careers. You need to explain clearly why the proposed training will improve your skills and what you expect to achieve as a result. Click here for further information.


All course fees are inclusive of VAT. Payments for courses must be made in full at the time of booking.


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Alumni discounts:

UAL alumni (undergraduate & postgraduate) are entitled to a 10% discount on short courses at LCF under the value of £900. For courses costing more than £900 we offer a £100 discount. Receiving this discount is simple, pick a course, call the short course office to book and quote your alumni ID number.

What is the latest I can apply? Can I reserve a space?

Our courses are very popular and many fill up several weeks before they start. Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Courses are small and places are limited. You must fully pay for a course in order to secure your place. If your employer is paying on your behalf your place won’t be confirmed until we have received a purchase order from your company.

Can we have a look around at the College/see the course before we book?

You’re welcome to come into the College (John Princes Street Room 111) and meet with one of our short course advisors. Due to the busy nature of the College you’re unable to look around our buildings prior to starting your course.


Most materials are included as part of the course fee, however, you may be asked to bring some materials along to your first lesson – these are listed on the course descriptions. We've created a list of suggested materials stockists in Central London.

What do I do on the first day?

You’ll receive an email confirming your booking and telling you where you need to go for your first class and what materials you need to bring. Please print off a copy of this email to gain access to the building. There will be a register at the reception desk of your site. This register will tell you which room number your course will take place in. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start of your course.

Will I get a student card and access to the library and computers?

You’ll be able to use our library (for reference only) during the duration of your short course. Please bring your joining instructions to gain access to the building. Computer access is only provided to students who are participating in computer based classes. You won't receive a student card, however, please bring a copy of your joining instructions to gain access to our buildings.


We can’t take bookings from students under 18, except for those courses listed in our 'Online learning' or 'Short courses for under 18 year olds' sections.


Our short courses are for beginners, intermediates and advanced learners – everyone in other words. We run our classes so you can fit them around your other commitments; they’re held in the evenings, daytime, weekends or online.

Can I complete level 2 without level 1?

If you feel confident that you’re in possession of all the knowledge/skills covered in Level 1 then you’re welcome to book straight onto Level 2. Please read the course descriptions thoroughly as you cannot change your course once it has started.


The short course location is specified alongside dates/time. We have 6 sites across London:

In addition we run a portfolio of short courses in Dubai.

Language Levels and Language Tuition

Our tutors have experience of teaching students who speak English as their second language. To enjoy the course and participate fully you should have good spoken and written English. As a guideline for students whose first language is not English, you should have an IELTS (or equivalent) of 4.5 for practical courses and 6.0 for lecture courses.

We do not require proof of English level or an IELTS certificate; however, it is important that you feel confident in your spoken and written English.

Find out more about our English Language courses.

Students with disabilities

London College of Fashion takes a positive approach to ensure that students with disabilities can complete their studies successfully and enjoyably. We recognise that a disability can include many issues including physical impairments, hidden disability, sensory impairments, dyslexia, health or mental health issues. We strongly encourage you to contact us before you start your course if there is anything you would like to discuss with us. Every effort will be made to reasonably accommodate individual needs and we encourage you to contact us well in advance of your course start date.

When booking a place on a short course you'll be given the opportunity to inform us of any learning difficulty or access requirement you may have.