You could take a college course to learn skills in pattern cutting, computer-aided cutting techniques and design software. Courses include:
- Level 3 Certificate in Fashion
- Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Clothing
- Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles
A course that teaches both design and technical skills will give you the practical knowledge that employers look for.
You'll usually need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) for a level 3 course