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:
- Pattern cutting
- Construction and production
- Contour fashion
- 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 the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.View showcase
Start: Monday 4th September 2023
Course code: C000282 / Q001637
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles
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.
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.
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.