Introducing: Caramel Rock

Introduction to Caramel Rock

With London Fashion Week coming up, The Mentoring Lab wanted to introduce you to Caramel Rock an educational charity empowering and supporting young people to access varied training and opportunities within the Fashion industry. Caramel Rock generously sponsored our recent Share the Love event and we wanted to thank them by sharing their amazing work with our young people.

Caramel Rock training and job opportunities to young people of different academic levels and age groups, including young students on the verge of being expelled from school and seeking an intervention with our creative approach. The aim of Caramel Rock is to help students realise their true potential through our courses and opportunities. All our courses Level 1 and 2 BTEC Award in Fashion and Textiles are designed to give you maximum benefits from our programme. We combine both training, practical work and support in personal goals, CVs and interview techniques. We team this up with work experience and professional lead workshops. 

The Level 1 Award in Arts and Design covers 3 units to give our students a basic understanding of fashion design.

    • Explore DrawingThe ability to express ideas through drawing skills is at the root of good design; from the first rough sketches of garments to illustrations and technical drawings. This unit is an introduction to the many way’s learners might use a drawing or mark-making materials, techniques and processes in creating and developing drawing for different purposes. 
    • Marketing – In this unit, our students will learn the ways brands market their products to consumers. Discover the importance of finding a unique selling point and develop your ideas to create your collection. Students will create a marketing campaign for their designs/collection 
    • Final Project – Have you ever wanted to design your own outfit? Students will explore pattern cutting, create different types of seams before creating a final garment. 

The Level 2 Award in Art and Design covers 2 units to give our students an understanding of fashion textiles creating ideas mainly through draping and textiles. Students will explore fabric manipulation and the history of draping through different cultures. Students will be able to explore different techniques of draping either inspired by their research of techniques. Finally, our students will undertake and Final project through the design and creation of a garment, using the techniques and fabric manipulation students have learnt in unit 1.

Caramel Rock committed to providing opportunities for young people to access resources, courses, prospects, and gain work experience and job training through our fashion courses in Newham, London. 

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