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Creative Design for Fashion & Textiles Level 2 BTEC at Newham College of Further Education

Course description

You will explore a wide range of media and drawing techniques, and develop your skills in the key aspects of the design process - colour and materials, working to a brief, visual research and generating new design ideas, the design development process, the role of computer software in design, photography and styling, and presentation techniques You will also learn about contemporary fashion and textiles practice. Newham College has very close links with the sector, and owns and operates the fabulous Fashion and Textile Museum as a world-renowned exhibition and training centre - your course will include some sessions at the FTM, along with visits to places of interest as part of our enrichment programme. Teaching is in small groups with individual support to help you reach your full potential. The course will develop your ability to work in a professional context, and will help you identify the fashion employment role that best suits your abilities and aspirations. English and maths support is arranged where needed, and the course will offer work experience opportunities. As the course progresses you will be encouraged to develop your personal design interests, and will produce a portfolio of creative design work to enable you to successfully take your next step towards further study or employment

Entry requirements

You will be invited to attend a guidance interview where you need to show evidence of interest in fashion and/or textiles, and you are normally expected to have five GSCEs passes at grades D or above (or equivalents) including English and maths.

Future opportunities

To further develop your skills and understanding, you can progress to the next level - the BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 course. There is a wide range of other progression opportunities, including application for apprenticeship / employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newham College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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    • The East Ham Campus is situated close to the busy East Ham High Street and it's just a few minutes walk away from East Ham station, where the Hammersmith & City and District lines lead in and out of Central London. The high street is a bustling area with a vast array of shops, including the usual high street chains such as Primark, Superdrug and Sainsbury’s.

       The following courses are offered at the East Ham Campus:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Business and Retail
      • Customer Services and Catering & Hospitality
      • Fashion and Tailoring
      • Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
      • Health, Care & Childcare
      • Sport and Health & Fitness
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       This campus has seven floors, specialist amenities, commercial enterprise and it is a buzzing and vibrant place to study. It boasts amazing facilities (see Facilities section) as well as world class IT and multimedia centre, an extensive library, a fitness suite, student life area (a common room for students with TV screens, pool tables and areas to relax), a café and a restaurant.