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Fashion and Textiles

BTEC

BTEC (Level 3) Extended Certificate (Single Award)

BTEC (Level 3) National Diploma (Double Award)

For those students with a creative eye who want to apply their skills in the exciting world of fashion or textiles, this course will inspire and allow them to pursue a career in the ever-changing fashion industry. Throughout the course students will develop manufacturing skills and study various aspects of fashion design, including surface decoration techniques, trends and pattern adaptation, along with ideas and concepts that underpin fashion design as an art. This allows students to develop their own creativity and produce high quality, innovative and original garments and textile products. Independence, analysis and evaluation are key elements to success on the course; skills which will allow students to develop expertise in new and exciting directions.

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Course Outlines

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Textiles or a relevant GCSE Art subject is an advantage. If students have not taken a GCSE Art/Textiles subject, then a portfolio of work will be considered.

 

Assessment

EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

Unit 1 – Visual Recording and Communication = 33%
Unit 2 – Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design = 25%
Unit 3 – The Creative Process = 25%
Unit 15 – Fashion Textile Materials, Techniques and Processes = 17%


NATIONAL DIPLOMA

Single award units above plus:

Unit 4 – Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design = 25%
Unit 5 – Developing an Art and Design Portfolio = 25%
Unit 7- Developing and Realising Creative Intentions = 33%
Unit 14 – Textile Materials, Techniques and Processes = 17%

 

Course Units

EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

Unit 1 – Visual Recording and Communication
Unit 2 – Critical and Contextual Studies in Art and Design
Unit 3 – The Creative Process
Unit 15 – Fashion Textile Materials, Techniques and Processes


NATIONAL DIPLOMA

Single award units above plus:

Unit 4 – Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
Unit 5 – Developing an Art and Design Portfolio
Unit 7- Developing and Realising Creative Intentions
Unit 14 – Textile Materials, Techniques and Processes

 

Future Opportunities

This course is for those who would like to pursue a career in fashion and its related industries. Previous students have gone on to study a wide range of fashion, design and textiles related courses at degree level including fashion design, textile design, costume design, fashion marketing and business management, fashion for performance, fashion design and marketing, performance sportswear design. Students have then pursued careers in merchandising, interior design, marketing and fashion buying.

 

Further Information

The UK Fashion Industry is worth £26 billion and 800,000 jobs to the economy, making it the UK’s largest creative industry. If you enjoyed studying Textiles or Art at GCSE level and are independent and self-motivated with a strong interest in the fashion world, then this is the course for you. Drawing ability is beneficial but not essential, as this will be developed throughout the duration of the course. You need to enjoy new experiences and challenges, whilst being willing to research and explore new ideas and working with a wide range of media and materials.

 

Extended Certificate
Equates to one A Level

Graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass (D*,D,M,P)

National Diploma
Equates to two A Levels

Graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass (D*,D,M,P)