Saturday Club

A FREE PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 13-16

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

Starting September 2023

We'll open applications for next September in early 2023.


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 
  • Fashion illustration and photography 
  • Visual merchandising        
  • Fashion styling and mannequin dressing        
  • Marketing and PR strategies      

At the end of the course, we host a public exhibition of everyone's work at Somerset House. 

entry requirements

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

We will give priority to young people who:  

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

We'll also give priority to your application if none of your parents or guardians attended university. 

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