The Fashion Technology Academy 


Since 2001 the team at Fashion Enter have constantly been engaged in high-quality industry learning and seminars for technical skills and brand management which included innovative new style practical learning by the opening of boutiques and hand-holding mentoring.

In 2008 Fashion Enter opened a sampling unit and it was clearly apparent that there was a lack of technical skills and knowledge regarding patterns, grading and production. This lead to the opening of a Stitching Academy in 2013 with kind support from asos.com which was an outstanding success leading to positive job outcomes for learners.

In 2010 Fashion Enter became an ABC awarding body Showcase Center and was tick approved by Creative Skillset (the Government body for sector skills).  Fashion Enter is a recognised ESFA approved Training Provider for apprenticeships from level 2 - 5 centering on technical skill excellence in garment technology (click here for current available apprenticeship jobs), pattern making and stitching (level 2 and 3), Fashion Studio Assistant (level 3 and 4 ) and Bespoke Tailoring (level 5).  Fashion Enter is the preferred training provider for Savile Row Bespoke. Today Fashion Enter is the largest training provider for level 3- 5 technical skills working with a total of 33 retailers including M and S, asos.com, New Look, Jigsaw and many SME organisations too.

Tehia McDermot

From Stitching Academy Level 1 to June Sarpong’s apprentice, Tehia has excelled since enrolling with the FTA.

“I am so overjoyed that I have been selected for this unique apprenticeship at this stage of my life. I have been dedicated in finding the best route to a career in Fashion. The timing feels like destiny. This opportunity will prepare me for a future that I have envisioned for myself. This is an amazing experience that I will make the most of. I look forward to learning, working hard and embracing the adventure that this opportunity will bring. Thank you!”

In 2015 the Fashion Technology Academy opened with funding from Haringey Council and asos.comThis allowed for a wider cross section of qualifications and non accredited learning to be developed including pressing, quality control, machine maintenance as illustrated below.


Accredited Continual Professional and Personal Development (CPPD) through the ABC Quality Licence Scheme is also available and is highly successful with the Factory Uncovered programme that explains how ethical and sustain garment manufacturing occurs today. Fashion Enter currently have a leading status with the Fast Forward Audit and have created a unique transparent production method Galaxius which is cloud-based and provides real-time data.

For more inforamtion on any of our courses available click here!


"I have learnt a lot about buying and the importance utilising fabric and costing. It was good to see all the processes of the garment life cycle and the regulations set up within the factory" Rebecca, Assistant Buyer 



"I have learnt about UK factories and how they work. I have also learnt about SMETA, cabbage etc which I had no idea about and I also learnt about costings. All the information was extremely useful." Jemma (Buyers Admin Assistant)


George at ASDA 

'I learnt about general factory processes, work stations, costings, I got my first insight on pattern cutting and measurements amends. Really good course I would recommend to other colleagues, great seeing the factory and how it works it was a real eye-opener. Jenny was very inspirational I would love to hear more from her and learn more from her.' Abi, Merchandiser



"I have learned from this seminar about how the factory works. How they deal with problems that occur within production and the processes that they installed to solve any issues. I also learned about the garment lifecycle, from the toile right through to the finished garment in production." Kate Darker, Silk Fred

"I have learned from this seminar about the production process as a whole, from toiling to the finalized product. It was really interesting to learn about SMETA, fast forward audit, fabric consumption, lay plans and how to build on best sellers. It was great to actually see the factory in full flow. Fashion Enter Ltd. was so welcoming and great speakers. Such great communication and the lots of information was delivered. It was such an impressive Factory!" Abbey Bingham

For more information please email education@fashion-enter.com, telephone 0208 809 3311 or visit the FCFTA website.

Unit 4,13 & 14 Crusader Estate
167 Hermitage Road
N4 1LZ

Directions: 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.