FEL Partnership With Adult Community Learning Islington

Fashion-Enter Ltd and Islington Adult Community Learning (ACL) have embarked on a partnership to deliver an employment-focused Fashion and Textile qualification at the state-of-the-art FC Designer Workspace based in the London borough of Islington.

Fashion-Enter Ltd manages the FC Designer Collective store on Fonthill Road and the affordable FC Designer Workspace on behalf of Islington Council in a unique collaboration. This partnership is being further strengthened by the Workspace being used a venue to deliver the Level 2 Fashion and Textile certificate to twelve local residents by Islington Council’s Adult Community Learning service. 

The students are using the amazing facilities and opportunities offered by Fashion-Enter Ltd and will be looking to progress onto university, into employment or towards setting up their own brands and enterprises. The learners are really motivated already and tutor Petra Hall (who divides her time teaching for both Fashion-Enter Ltd and Islington ACL.)

The CEO of Fashion-Enter Ltd, Jenny Holloway is really excited about the opportunities being offered she said: It’s fantastic to be working collaboratively with Islington Adult Community Learning, the current 12 learners are now all part of the FC Designer Workspace programme using the extensive facilities and support provided by the £10m project. 

Each Thursday the learners are here 5-hours and then each Friday which is a further 8 hours. We’re delighted to be providing this support in true partnership style.”

Islington ACL Curriculum Manager Simon Fuller added: “We’re really proud of this offer. It’s really the jewel in the crown of our Fashion offer. We have community sewing groups all over Islington and our learners can progress from these onto a brilliant Level 1 course. But the Level 2 course run with Fashion-Enter Ltd is the real deal! It’s when our learners start to use industry-standard machines and we couldn’t offer that without the support and expertise of Fashion-Enter Ltd. We look forward to this being a long-running partnership for the benefit of the residents and wider-community.”

To find out about the courses and masterclasses taking place at the FC Designer Workspace tap here.