Making for Change Training Programme

Making for Change offers ABC Level 1 and 2 in Fashion and Textiles, along with enterprise training and employment support.

London College of Fashion, UAL is working in partnership with Newham College to deliver a Fashion Production training programme in its professional manufacturing unit, ‘Making for Change’ at Poplar Works. This training will provide learners with an understanding and knowledge of garment construction techniques used in the industry to build confidence, skills and professional experience.

Learners will be enrolled as Newham College students and will have access to all the support and resources that will help participants reach their full potential. Students are supported by Making for Change to improve their skills through professional development and work experience opportunities.

Making for Change offers two qualifications:

ABC Introductory Certificate in Fashion and Textiles – Level 1
Level 1 provides learners with specialist knowledge and skills, based on current industry practice, and prepares them to progress onto further qualifications or employment opportunities.

ABC Intermediate Certificate in Fashion and Textiles – Level 2
Level 2 provides learners with a deeper knowledge and understanding of garment construction, using current industry practice and skills. Learners will also become acquainted with techniques and processes used with different fabric types supported by basic pattern-cutting skills.

How long are the Making for Change training programmes?
The next training programme will begin in September 2022 and will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30am-3:30pm during term time. Level 1 will run from September 2022 to February 2023. Participants that complete Level 1 will go on to complete Level 2 from February to July 2023.
What qualifications do I need to apply for the Making for Change training programmes?
To be accepted on the Level 1 certificate you do not need any prior knowledge or experience but must have a commitment to study and English language level at or above E3. To progress to Level 2 you would need to have a Level 1 qualification in fashion, or equivalent skills and knowledge.
Do I have to pay for the Making for Change training programmes?
On enrolment you will be fee assessed by Newham College. Applicants claiming benefits do not usually pay fees.


Applications for the Making for Change Training Programme 2022 are now open. We are holding an information morning at Poplar Works on Wednesday 22nd June where you can find out more about the programme and begin your application.

To register your interest in the training programme or book a place at the information morning please contact Chinnelle McLean


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