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Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing) Level Three BTEC Extended Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

This qualification will provide essential skills in the methods and techniques required in the fashion and clothing industry.

This course is based around projects that give the opportunity to demonstrate development of visual and technical skills using a variety of methods.  The programme will also involve some history of design, fashion and textiles and its practitioners with an emphasis on current designer and makers.
Weekly tutorials will inform learners of the career pathways that are available in this area of art and design. Learners are always encouraged to develop individual approaches to any project brief and to make informed choices as to preferred methods of working as the course progresses.. The course is designed to develop learners' design skills and confidence in the construction and  embellishment of garments.

Course content

You will study 18 units to include:

  • Design exploration in fashion and textiles
  • Creating a fashion collection
  • Creative and experimental textiles
  • Garment production

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade A* to C including English or equivalent qualifications
  • Learners should be able to demonstrate writing and drawing skills
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course
  • A portfolio of your own work is essential at interview
  • A qualification related to fashion and clothing would be desirable
  • An initial assessment


This course is assessed through practical activities and written coursework depending on the subject matter. Coursework and practical assessments are based on realistic workplace situations and live assignments where appropriate.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the programme and its associated key skills will qualify you for entry onto a wide range of foundation degree or degree programmes in art, textiles and fashion at universities and colleges. This includes our related level four higher national certificates, - our Level Five BTEC Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (fashion, graphic design and interactive media pathways also available) and our Foundation Degree (FdA) in Applied Digital Media

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Riding College directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2016

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