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T Level in Craft and Design (Level 3) (16 – 18) — Full-time

Course outline

Starting in 2025, this course is perfect if you enjoy fashion, craft and design and are thinking of starting a career in the industry.

The new T Level combines workshop- and classroom-based study with hands-on experience working with an employer for at least 9 weeks.

A T Level is an examination-based qualification with a placement element.

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • The creative economy
  • The individual in the creative industries
  • Cultural context and vocabulary
  • Audience and consumer needs
  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • Professional standards and conduct in the workplace
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
  • Research skills
  • Project methodology and administration
  • Continued professional development

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.

The specialisms available in the Craft and Design T Level are:

  • Jewellery maker
  • Ceramics maker
  • Textiles and fashion maker

The T Level includes a minimum of nine weeks working with an employer on an industry placement.

You will be working in industry standard studios and workshops in the College environment, supported by highly qualified tutors and technical staff.

    How to apply for this course

    This course will be starting in 2025 and you will be able to apply for it in October 2024.

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    T Level Technical Qualification in Craft & Design


    2 years

    Level Level 3
    Entry requirements

    You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English and Maths at grade 5.

    This course is for students aged 16-18 only.

    Teaching & assessment

    You will complete a range of externally-assessed projects including role plays, written exams and employer-set projects alongside completing 315 hours of relevant industry experience.


    You can progress onto an apprenticeship, further study or into employment in a variety of roles, such as:

    • Jewellery Designer-Maker
    • Dressmaker
    • Tailor
    • Wardrobe Assistant
    • Fashion Design Assistant