Art, Design and Fashion

Fashion: Get Work Ready Programme for the Creative Sector

In Brief

Start Date /

This course has various start times throughout the year and will be completed in 36 weeks.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this programme.

You will achieve

  • You will achieve a Barnsley College certificate.
  • Maths and English qualificaiton (if applicable)

Course overview

The programme aims to provide you with an introduction to the development of a range of skills and new opportunities through engagement with employers and study support. Skills including communication, problem solving, customer services, organisation, time management and meeting deadlines may be specific to a chosen career pathway or transferable across a range of careers.

The programme will provide you with further opportunities to establish career pathways.

Course content

The programme is offered as a work experience pathway, which requires placement hours (this can be with various employers) and weekly college attendance. The placement will be directly linked to your career aim.

  • Work Preparation: job search, Curriculum Vitae (CV) development, cover letter, interview preparation, reflection of skill development and experiences
  • Work Experience: work with employer/s to establish career pathways and skill development
  • English and maths: dependent on the qualifications on entry
  • Tutorial workshop: tutor support to monitor progress, opportunities, experiences and targets with student and employers

You will be assessed throughout the programme This will involve developing a workbook/portfolio of evidence to help progress into college, an apprenticeship or employment. Further visits and observations will be utilised to establish progression through career choice and skill development.

You will require ring-binders, writing materials and paper/stationery, USB memory sticks.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
Barnsley
S70 2AX

This programme is designed to enable you to enter employment within the various industries through the skills acquired during this programme. Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto an apprenticeship with an employer in a desired area or engagement into college to continue studying a subject area that has become something of a passion and career pathway.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fashion: Get Work Ready Programme for the Creative Sector

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