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Footwear Foundation Degree (FdA)

The Footwear Foundation offers training supported by the UK footwear industry.

Overview

Reasons to study Footwear Foundation at Leicester College:

  • Strong links with industry include placements and work-related projects
  • You will cover a wide range of skills needed for a career in footwear design
  • The chance to progress to the final year of the DMU Footwear Design BA (Hons) degree

Offering the expertise in footwear technology required by the footwear industry worldwide, this course includes training supported by the UK footwear industry. This is in conjunction with specific requirements in design, shoemaking, range building, supply chain management, quality control, footwear business studies and production.

Areas of study include:

  • Footwear production and technology
  • Footwear fashion and design
  • Quality testing
  • Society and theories of fashion
  • Product development, materials testing, fitting and grading
  • Style and colour prediction, brand and range building
  • CAD/Photoshop for fashion and footwear
  • Footwear business studies, warehousing and distribution
  • Supply chain management, costings and production flow

 

More courses like this:

Footwear Design BA (Hons)

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: L36

UCAS course code: WJ74

Duration: Two years full-time

Location of Study: St Margaret’s Campus, St John Street, Leicester, LE1 3WL.

Fees and funding: UK/EU - Please refer to the Leicester College website for the latest tuition fees and additional costs.

Contact us: For more information visit the Leicester College website or phone +44 (0) 116 224 2240.

Key facts for international students

Duration: Two years full-time

Location of Study: St Margaret’s Campus, St John Street, Leicester, LE1 3WL.

Fees and funding: International - Please refer to the Leicester College website for the latest tuition fees and additional costs.

Contact us: For more information visit the Leicester College website or phone +44 (0) 116 224 2240.

Entry criteria

Typical entry requirements

A good portfolio and normally:

  • Art and Design Foundation or
  • 32 UCAS points, including one A Level or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma or Certificate
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points 

Five GCSEs grades A*- C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above.

We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C or above.

We welcome applications from adults who do not match the standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate a commitment to studying at university level.

Interview required: Yes, if UK based

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

 

 

Year one

  • Footwear Fashion and Design
  • Production Technology
  • Footwear Buying, Supply and Management
  • Quality Assurance

 

Year two

  • Style Prediction and Marketing Strategies
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Professional Development
  • Product Design and Development

 


 

Structure

All modules are assessed through completion of either practical or written assignments that are set within a contemporary work-related context. The final stages of the course involve the production of a professional portfolio. The work you carry out is fully negotiable and reflects your individual strengths and career aspirations.

Contact hours

You have contact with tutors through lectures, tutorials and studios, and you also engage in independent study. Although the balance of time will vary depending on the course and level of study, you will typically have 15 hours’ contact and undertake 25 hours of independent study each week.

 

Facilities and features

Leicester College facilities

State-of-the-art facilities at Leicester College include a footwear-specific CAD suite and workshops with computerised making machines.

Libraries

For more information about libraries visit the Leicester College website.

College life

For more information about college life visit the Leicester College website.

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

The course includes work placements within the UK footwear industry, employment or work-related projects and assignments.

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Graduate careers

You also have the opportunity to progress to the DMU  Footwear Design BA (Hons) at DMU. 

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How to apply

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About Leicester College

Leicester College is one of the largest colleges in the UK and has had a partnership with DMU since the 1990s.

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