Saturday Club


Saturdays, 10am to 2pm, at the Fashion Retail Academy 

Applications for September 2024 are now closed  

Saturday Club 

The Fashion & Business Saturday Club is a 30-week, free course for young people. Supported by the British Fashion Council, you'll experience working in fashion and discover the different job roles available in the industry. 

We’ll help you grow in confidence whilst you learn new skills from our experienced tutors. You’ll have maximum creative freedom, as there are no grades or assessments! Best of all, you can make new friends by joining a group of people all with a shared interest in fashion.  

What you'll learn 

The 30-week course will guide you through the world of fashion from product idea to shop floor. You’ll examine the stages of clothing creation, before discovering how the business side of a fashion brand functions. 

  • Inspiration and research 
  • Design and pattern development 
  • How to choose fabrics 
  • Clothing construction and how garments are made
  • Fashion illustration and photography 
  • Visual merchandising        
  • Fashion styling and mannequin dressing        
  • Marketing and PR strategies      

You'll take part in cultural trips, such as visiting the English National Opera to learn about costume design. At the end of the course, there is a public exhibition of everyone's work at Somerset House, London, as well as a graduation ceremony. 

Find out what to expect at Saturday Club 

Saturday Club is a unique opportunity to grow your creative skills, but don't just take our word for it: in the 2022/23 Annual Report from the National Saturday Club team, you can look at some of the brilliant projects, trips and exhibitions our members got involved in, and discover what being part of Saturday Club at the FRA means to them. 

Download the report below to read testimonies from some of last year's attendees and find out more about how it has given young people like you the confidence to explore career paths in fashion. 


entry requirements

The Saturday Club is open to all students aged 13-16! 

We will give priority to applicants who:  

  • receive free school meals 
  • are currently or have been in local authority care 
  • are Young Carers 
  • have a disability or learning difficulty 

We will also give priority to applications for whom neither parent/guardian has attended university. 


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