Shoemaking

Join us at our Open Day on Saturday 9 October, 10am to 3pm

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Shoemaking at London’s environmental college

We are one of the only colleges in the UK to offer the Worshipful Cordwainers' Diploma in Shoemaking, a practical course that truly focuses on mastering your hand skills and techniques to craft perfect pairs of shoes.

Guided by industry experts through hands-on workshops, our students confidently enter the shoemaking industry with the practical and transferable skills needed to land careers with a variety of employers, such as luxury leather goods, fashion, the British Army, and more.

Why come to an Open Day

See what life is like at Capel Manor College:

  • Explore your local campus and its facilities
  • Participate in activities and competitions
  • Watch live talks and demonstrations
  • Meet current and future students
  • Discuss courses with tutors
  • Receive support with your application

Naomi landed skills that matter

I gained an understanding of how to produce pieces entirely by hand, from design and pattern-cutting to the whole making process. I can now apply these skills to other items such as shoes, bags, and fashion accessories. Naomi studied saddlery and bridle making before becoming one of the first students to study our shoemaking course.

Career prospects

Shoemaker

A shoemaker makes, designs and repairs footwear. They take measurements, gather materials, calculate costs and cut materials into shape to meet bespoke design requirements.

Footwear Designer

This is an ideal job if you are someone who enjoys visualising and designing new products. A footwear designer keeps up-to-date with emerging trends and often works to a design brief in line with branding and production requirements.

Costume Designer

Explore your passion for fashion and utilise your hand craft skills by creating bespoke costumes for actors and actresses in TV, theatre or film.

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  • Jack Cornwell Park, Skeltons Lane, Leyton, London, E10 5BS

    Tel: 020 8558 8537, Map

  • By bus: 69, 97 and W16

    By rail: British Rail Overground - Leyton Midland Station

    By tube: Leyton Station (Central line)

  • Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BS

    Tel: 020 8778 5572, Map

  • By bus: 157, 358, 410, 249, 432, 322, 417, 3, 363, 202 and 931

    By rail: Served by Crystal Palace Station (from Victoria, London Bridge and Dalston Junction)

  • Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 4RQ

    Tel: 0303 003 1234Map

  • By car: The Campus is situated just off junction 25 of the M25 and the A10 Southbound

    By rail: Served by Turkey Street Station (from Liverpool Street Station), the College is approximately 20 mins walk from Turkey Street

    By bus: Buses 217 and 317

  • Popes Lane, Acton, W3 8LQ

    Tel: 020 8993 6266, Map

  • By tube: Acton Town Station (Piccadilly line) is 10 minutes’ walk from the Campus

  • Mottingham Lane, Mottingham, London, SE12 9AW

    Tel: 020 8676 0870, Map

  • By bus: Jevington Way, Alnwick Road, and Mottingham Way stops are within five minutes' walk of the Campus

    By rail: Mottingham station is a 23 minute walk from the Campus, with regular services to London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Dartford

    By car: Mottingham Campus is located on Mottingham Lane, just two minutes’ drive from the A20 Sidcup Road/South Circular Road roundabout

  • The Store Yard, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR

    Tel: 020 7486 7930, Map

  • By tube: The Campus is very well served by tube stations on various lines including Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Bakerloo lines) and Camden Town (Northern line)

Register for our Open Day

Find a course

Upcoming event

Saturday 9 October

Open Day

Explore a campus near you, meet tutors and discuss courses from 10am to 3pm.