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Fashion & Clothing BTEC Level 3 Diploma at West Herts College

Course description

If you’re passionate about fashion and new trends, then this course is perfect for you. Explore your creativity and think outside the box, developing new designs and coming up with fresh ideas. Develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in a dynamic and ever-changing industry.

Course content

Explore your creativity through a range of projects in design, materials, garment production and p presentations. These are the core skills for working in fashion. Key subject areas include:

  • Design, fashion illustration and garment construction

  • Surface decoration

  • Business and computer aided design

Gallery and museum visits will inspire you. You’ll be busy developing your own personal style, in the second year, through design research and product development.

You will produce a collection designed by you that’s presented at our high profile End of Year Fashion Show.

Alongside your course you’ll study English and maths and take part in GAP work placements to build skills and confidence.

You will study towards the L3 diploma (90 credits) in your first year and progress on to the extended diploma (180 credits) in the second year.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs (A*–C) including English or maths or Level 2 Diploma and a portfolio of work. You will then be invited to a course introduction meeting.

Future opportunities

Careers in fashion design, production, fashion illustration, buying and costume design. Starting up your own business is a realistic ambition. Options for further study include Foundation degree in fashion and textiles here at the college, or Honours degree in fashion design or related specialisms at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Herts College directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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