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Fashion & Clothing BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

Interested in a career in Fashion? The world of Fashion is exciting and dynamic with a broad range of career opportunities. The course provides specialist pathways of fashion & clothing, fashion styling & promotion, visual communication, fashion brand management and textiles. This course encourages students to develop individually and gain expertise, thus enabling you to turn your inspirations into a viable catwalk collection and work towards developing an avant-garde portfolio.

These innovative courses covers a wide spectrum of related studies leading to your chosen pathway with core units in:-

  • Visual recording,
  • Material techniques and processes
  • Ideas and Concepts
  • Communication
  • Contextual Influence

In addition students will study a number of specialist units relevant to their chosen pathways.

Learning is mainly through practical demonstrations, group work, lectures, individual projects and presentations and you will be expected to work independently and within realistic time constraint, in order to develop your skills fully. You will also benefit from working in well equipped studios, housing state of the art technologies.

These courses involve educational visits and previous visits have included London Fashion Week, The Clothes Show Live, Victoria & Albert Fashion Museum and the Royal Armouries Museum.

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE qualifications at grade C or above (to include GCSE Art and/ or textiles and English or maths)
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion & Textiles) or equivalent
  • Relevant industrial experience

Applicants will be asked to complete a design based project and all candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and will need to demonstrate a high level of motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to this course of study.


Assessment is both continuous and summative and grades are awarded on Pass, Merit and Distinction basis. On Successful completion of year 1 you will achieve a BTEC Level 3 (90 Credit) fashion & Clothing qualification. This enables you to progress to the next level and complete a BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 in Fashion & Clothing.

Future opportunities

Employment within the fashion and clothing industry as a fashion designer, illustrator, stylist, pattern cutter, garment technologist, fashion buyer, fashion retail manager or supervisor, small business owner, visual merchandiser, production manager.

The qualification will help gain entry onto one of the higher education courses such as, Foundation Degree, BA in Fashion, Design and Textile related studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The Arts Centre is located in Liverpool's Hope Street Quarter. This striking Georgian district stretches from the Anglican Cathedral to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and includes a wealth of cultural venues including the Philharmonic Hall, both Unity and Everyman Theatres and some of the best hotels and restaurants the City has to offer. The Arts Centre is centrally located and is within a five-ten minute walk of Liverpool's bus and train stations.

      This campus has established itself as the leading arts teaching and learning institution on Merseyside, providing students with first class creative and digital facilities including specialist arts, drawing, painting and sculpting studios and technical facilities, state of the art design workshops, industry standard recording studios, premier dance and drama facilities, first-class photography work rooms and modern fashion and multimedia studios.

      The City of Liverpool College is a founder college of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and a lead provider of Fashion courses in the region.