This course is perfect if you see yourself working as a designer in the world of fashion, textiles, soft furnishings, costume or even in fashion business.
You’ll learn a range of fashion and textile skills including:
- Basic pattern cutting and constructing
- Fashion styling and promotion
- Fashion design and illustration
- Textile techniques and fabric manipulation which may include:
Developing creative designs from varied research will enable you to show imagination, experimentation and understanding of the fashion and textiles industries.
You can expect to be challenged creatively but at the same time well-supported by expert tutors. There will be lots of opportunities to visit exhibitions, both locally and nationally. You’ll also take part in a yearly fashion show and exhibition, live project briefs and competitions.
You will develop employability skills in presenting your work, communicating with others, working within teams, exhibiting your work and problem solving.
You can view some of the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.View showcase
The Lace Market
Start: 6th September 2021
Course code: C000281 / Q001626
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles
You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above.
You will also need a portfolio of work, demonstrating an interest in fashion.
Assessment is continuous and will consist of a portfolio of reports, presentations and creative projects plus a final major project at the end of the year.
Choose to follow with further study on a Level 3 programme in fashion and textiles, fashion business or art and design, or other related creative subjects.
You could also explore employment and apprenticeship opportunities in fashion, design, dressmaking, tailoring or fashion buying/marketing.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.
If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!
If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.
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