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Foundation in Fashion

This one-year foundation in fashion Level 4 qualification will offer students a chance to develop critical, independent thinking and practical ability to learn different subjects and pathways, helping them to determine which area of the industry they would like to focus on and provide better guidance on their further academic or future career choices.

Students will learn how to approach new difficulties that will improve their creative thinking, develop the necessary skills and help them to distinguish where their true passion lies.

Moreover, students will form a strong foundation in this subject, experience the holistic approach to learning and fulfil the requirement to effectively advance onto one of the full-time fashion or design undergraduate programs.

  • Advanced virtual labs - 24/7 online access to all the lectures 'live and recorded'.
  • Study from anywhere with Top UK University Tutors.
  • Personalised Tutor Support throughout the learning duration.
  • Placement and progression opportunities- work with industry professionals and the opportunity to work with us at London Fashion Week.
  • Curriculum designed by UK University Course Leaders and Industry Professionals.
  • Globally recognised qualification awarded by UK awarding body with 120 credits.
  • Diploma certificate by London School of Trends
  • London School of Trends is Accredited by the British Accreditation Council

Course type - Level 4

Duration - 35 Weeks in London

Certified Diploma Course

Limited Spaces Available

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  • Qualification Overview
  • Units Covered
  • Dates & Fee structure
  • Recognition
  • Entry Requirements
  • Campus Information

Qualification Overview

The LST Level 4 foundation in fashion is designed to provide students with the skills and learning that will help them identify and develop their future progression in the industry. The skills developed through this qualification may also support students directly into employment in the various creative industries.

This qualification is designed to provide students with an overview of the fashion industry. This qualification will provide students with an opportunity to expand and improve their practical skills levels while also defining their interests and area of expertise. It will establish a range of creative approaches to learning used within a higher education context and will allow students to explore the variety of resourcesthat will support their industry-based or educational career.

The qualification is suitable for students who intend to pursue a career in the creative arts to explore, test and develop their creativity within a qualification structure as this qualification will provide first-hand experience in working with creative industry experts.

This qualification is not time-constrained, but will typically be completed over a 12-month period full time.

Qualification aim

This qualification aims to enable students to:

  • Develop performance skills appropriate for entry into the creative industries.
  • Define artistic ambitions and professional progression opportunities.
  • Build a professional portfolio while working on creative projects.
  • Achieve a globally-recognised Level 4 qualification.

Units Covered

To be awarded with LST Level 4 Qualification Foundation in fashion students must pass the following five mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 - Introduction in fashion: Introduce students to the main aspects of fashion - Styling and Communication, Management and Organisation and Design and Processes.
  • Unit 2 - Fashion Design Processes: Practical and theoretical approaches within the subject of fashion design and processes.
  • Unit 3 - Fashion Management and Organisation: Developing relevant knowledge to the business and management areas of the fashion industry.
  • Unit 4 - Fashion Styling and Communication: Introduces visual and communication strategies for fashion.
  • Unit 5 - Personal Project : Develop and execute a personal project that builds on specific areas of interest within fashion.

Dates & Fee structure

Description Course Unit Dates Hours
Phase 1 : Intense live lessons 7th January 2022 to 14th April 2022 15 weeks live lectures- minimum 10 hrs a week
Phase 2 : Practical Practice 4th May 2022 to 7th September 2022 18 weeks live guided practicals - minimum 10 hrs a week
Phase 3 : Personal Project 7th August 2022 to 21st of August 2022 2 weeks of live assistance on personal project and final assessment - minimum 35hrs a week

Level 4 foundation in fashion Qualification fee: £1200

Instalment options available where students can opt to pay in 4 instalments:

Instalment plan
Instalment 1 - £300 to be payable on enrolment
Instalment 2 - £300 to be payable on 01 January 2022
Instalment 3 - £300 to be payable on date 27 April 2022
Instalment 4 - £300 to be payable on date 01 August 2022


A UK awarding body awards our qualifications under the ECAS scheme approved by SQA Accreditation, one of the national qualification regulators in the United Kingdom which is accepted globally. On completion of the course, students will receive a level 4 award with 120 credits. Students will also receive a certified diploma from LST, accredited by British Accreditation Council.

Students will also have the opportunity to develop their portfolios in London and attend the LST Certification Ceremony at House of Commons in London.

Entry Requirements


Students should be a minimum of 17 years of age.


United Kingdom:
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A-C (9-4 on the new grading system) and level 3 qualifications, including A levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, or a BTEC National. Some will expect or require applicants to have subjects related to the particular apprenticeship.

Successful completion of the Standard 10+1 with 50% or above or Standard 10+2 at 55% or above.

Rest of the World:
International students are expected to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English with a recommended minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 5.0 or submit their English subject test scores.

Students without the above qualifications may be considered based on APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) You will be required to submit a portfolio and be interviewed.

Campus Information

London School of Trends
Level -2, 5
34 Chalk Farm Rd
London NW1 8AJ
Tel No:
+44(0)20 7096 1142



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