Fashion & Textiles

This course aims to develop individuals who aspire to become part of an exciting and innovative industry. Skilled teachers with industry expertise and links to the fashion industry make this subject one of the best performing in the VI Form. New for this year is our exciting link with The University of Portsmouth. Students will be invited to take part in workshops and use the facilities here to develop their skills. On completion of the Diploma, students will be guaranteed an interview onto the University of Portsmouth BA Fashion and Textiles course.


Introductory Diploma - Choose 1 block

Diploma – Choose 2 option blocks

Extended Diploma – Choose 3 option blocks

Students will complete a variety of live design briefs linking with industry, as well as taking part in exciting workshops.

Typical projects include Fashion Illustration, Textile and Surface pattern Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Design and Garment Construction.

The course is 100% coursework and aims to build a portfolio. Students will access work experience opportunities with local and national fashion companies, as well as research trips to London and Paris.


This course is accredited by University of the Arts London, and ultimately enables students to progress to Foundation or degree courses in Fashion and Textiles.

Learners go on to study:

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.

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