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Art and Design - Fashion and Clothing Extended Diploma Edexcel Level 3 (ADF1) at Barnsley College

Course description

The Fashion and Clothing Extended Diploma is a practical, work related course.

Throughout the course you investigate and develop both your creativity and theoretical knowledge of fashion and clothing.

You will produce a portfolio of design work including a sample folder of techniques, pattern cutting work, practical fashion and clothing projects and a small catwalk collection which you will showcase in our end of year exhibition.

You will also get the chance to go on educational and gallery visits.

Course content

Course themes:

• Drawing development and design method

• Historical and contextual studies

• Pattern cutting and development

• Fashion marketing

• Computers in art and design

• Design realisation

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English Language

GCSE in Art or Textiles will be an advantage.


Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination both internally and by an external moderator.

The final major project is exhibited as part of the Arts Festival in June/July which is open to the public. In order to gain a full Extended Diploma you must pass all the course units.

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Financial information

Financial support

If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund to help with travel. You don’t have to pay this money back. Apply to the Learner Support Fund.

You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.

Food and Essential Equipment

You can get FREE meals and support towards the cost of essential equipment at college, if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267

Guaranteed bursaries

If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own and in receipt of income support, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*

FREE bus services!

We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.

Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus

Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus

South Elmsall via South Kirkby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus

Rotherham via Kimberworth, Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus

These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:

*Terms and conditions apply16 +44 (0)1226 216 123

Future opportunities

Employment – This course can form the foundations for a range of creative occupations including fashion designer and entrepreneur.

Education – You could progress to study a variety of Fashion and Textiles, Art, Design and Crafts disciplines at either Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) Level.

Further information

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Information Unit

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in:

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 May 2019
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