Students Set to Take Fashion World by Storm
Students joining the Sheppey Campus of Canterbury College are set to visit some of the country’s biggest fashion events and take a tour of Europe’s largest retail and leisure destination.
It’s all part of a BTEC Diploma (Level 2) in Business with Fashion Marketing course which is starting at the Campus for the first time in September.
As part of the course, students will have a site visit and get customer service advice from senior staff from John Lewis at Bluewater. They will also have a behind the scenes tour of the centre looking at the infrastructure with a focus on how fashion is marketed.
Students will be able to examine what makes a good display of clothes and ‘on trend’ items in various outlets. So far stores such as Accessorize, New Look, Peacocks and Diesel have provided resources for the visual display units at the Campus.
Trips to Clothes Show Live in October and London Fashion Week the following February are also planned to examine new trends, fashion promotion and event management.
Students also have the opportunity to experience real work within the industry and will undertake a placement in the clothing section at Tesco, located close to the Campus on Bridge Road or other large retail outlets such as House of Fraser, where they will receive an induction, training in interpreting floor plans and promotion techniques along with cash register training.
Anita Goymer, Vocational Team Leader at Sheppey Campus, said: “I’m really pleased we are able to offer this new course at Sheppey Campus, it’s going to provide students with fantastic retail related skills that employers within the Business and Fashion Marketing industry are looking for. It’s a full time course but students will only be in College for two days a week, allowing them to fill the rest of the week with employment or work experience to complement their studies. The level of interest by prospective students with an interest in fashion and trends from across the Swale area has been high so far.”
The year will conclude with a fashion event based at Sheppey Campus in May 2012, which will allow the students to put into practice the skills they have developed.