Fashion and Textiles- Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate (Single Award)
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
For those students with a creative eye who want to apply their skills in the exciting world of fashion and 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 and textiles design, including surface decoration techniques, trends and pattern adaptation along with ideas and concepts that underpin fashion design as an art. This will allow 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.
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.
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
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
How will it be delivered?
- Equates to one A Level – graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass
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%
- Equates to two A Levels – graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass
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%
Fashion & Textiles - Grade 4 in Textiles or a relevant GCSE Art subject. If students have not taken a GCSE Art/Textiles subject, then a portfolio of work will be considered.
Your next steps...
This course is for those who would like to pursue a career in fashion or textiles 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.