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Fashion and Textiles (Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma) - Full-time

Course outline

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 accessories, within our excellently resourced Fashion and Textiles department in the Lace Market.

You’ll learn a range of fashion and textile skills in Year 1:

  • Fashion:
    • Pattern cutting
    • Construction and production
    • Womenswear/menswear
    • Childrenswear
    • Bridal
    • Costumes
    • Contour fashion
    • Knitwear
  • Textiles:
    • Constructed and multimedia textiles
    • Surface pattern and printing
    • Design for fashion
    • Interiors and accessories

Year 2 will allow you to specialise further through in-depth research of design history and contemporary trends within fashion design and/or textile design, developing skills and a progression portfolio and plan.

The course is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

You can expect plenty of expert guidance on preparing a winning portfolio, and you’ll get the chance to showcase your work in an annual fashion show and static exhibition. You’ll get to grips with the complex but exciting world of the fashion industry through guest lectures, industry visits and links including trips to London and London Graduate Fashion Week, focusing on your employability skills.

You will complete 90 credits in Year 1 and gain a standalone qualification. On successful completion of this, you will progress into Year 2 to gain the full Extended Diploma.

You can view some of the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

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How to apply for this course

Apply online now for 2021/22.

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Location Date
The Lace Market
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Start: 6th September 2021

Course code: C000282 / Q001637

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles

Duration

2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grades 9–4 (A*–C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9–4 (A*–C).

You will also need a portfolio of work.

Progression

Choose to follow with degree-level study in art, fashion, textile design, fashion marketing, interior design or other related creative industry. For example, we offer a foundation degree in Fashion and top-up degree in Art and Design.

You could also move straight into employment in a junior fashion role.

Additional information

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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