The Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) is a collaboration with Fashion Enter Ltd - sister company to FashionCapital.co.uk, Haringey Council, DWP and global e-tailer ASOS.com.
Opened in March 2015 the fully equipped FTA is an extension of the successful Stitching Academy and includes a range of qualifications at Levels 1 to 4, which cover the entire of the 'Garment life cycle' including Stitching, Production and Pattern Cutting. Fashion Enter are also one of the largest training providers of Apprenticeships at levels 3 and 4 within Apparel Manufacturing (fashion) working with employers such as ASOS.com, Marks & Spencer, River Island and House of Fraser.
The academy is the first apparel manufacturing training academy in the country to operate alongside a live factory and fashion studio ensuring that students gain exposure to real 'Best of British' manufacturing whilst training for their qualifications. The FTA has been created to train a new generation of skilled workers ensure that the UK apparel manufacturing sector continues to thrive.
The FTA regularly hosts educational visits from schools, colleges and universities along with industry professionals to deepen knowledge and understanding about manufacturing and the training and career options available. Along with a broad range of training programmes and workshops the Academy also provides seminars and bespoke courses in continual professional and personal development.
Catherine Williams tutor at St. Anne's School commented:
"The tour of your factory was friendly, informative and inspiring! Today I have had a lot of the students come to me explaining how much they enjoyed their visit, and are wanting to apply for the apprenticeship scheme on offer (to which I replied I wish I could too!) Lots of work experience applications will be heading your way from a mix of KS4 & 5 students.
"You and your team have been incredibly welcoming, helpful and accommodating to my students. Would be more than a pleasure to teach alongside such devoted, friendly and knowledgeable tutors and teachers. I look forward to meeting with you again for future visits."
How to enrol
For enquiries about any courses, seminars or visits please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0208 809 9933.
The Fashion Technology Academy is situated at...
Unit 13, Crusader Estate
167 Hermitage Road
Nearest tube is Manor House on the Piccadilly Line. Please use exit 7, Green Lanes (North East Side). Walk time is approx. 7 minutes from the tube. Alternatively, the nearest overground is Haringey Green Lanes. The 29 bus will also take you to Green Lanes. Car parking facilities are available.