Fashion & Textiles


This course aims to develop individuals who aspire to become part of an exciting and innovative industry. Fashion students will have the opportunity to study a unique, challenging and specialist subject, with the benefits of new equipment and workspaces. Fashion and Clothing is a specialised industry and the BTEC level 3 Diploma aims to introduce the many different subject areas. Ultimately it prepares learners for studying the subject at University.

Students work directly with industry specialists, on live design briefs completing and presenting work to deadlines. Specialist teachers and designers, with industry experience, deliver this exciting
and highly successful course. Course Options: Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Full Diploma.

New for September 2016 – Study fashion full time with the Extended Diploma.


To achieve the Diploma you will study between six and eighteen units within the specification. Topics covered include: Fashion Design and Illustration techniques, Catwalk Reports, Surface pattern and Textile Design, Garment and Accessory Production, Pattern Cutting, Fashion Promotion and Marketing. The course is 100% coursework with regular deadlines. Work experience opportunities with local and national fashion companies, as well as a number of research trips to London.


Throughout the two-year course designers will build a portfolio of design and make coursework. Learners go on to study fashion related courses at university. Courses include: Fashion and Textile design, Illustration, Fashion Promotion, Buying and Marketing. This can lead to successful and fulfilling jobs working for high street and designer fashion brands.


C grade in Fashion, Textiles or Art at GCSE (If none of these subjects have been studied, a portfolio of work may be required at interview.)
C grade in English at GCSE