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Fashion Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

If you are considering a career in the exciting world of fashion, this programme will provide you with an intensive and realistic introduction. The programme includes projects set by industry and trips to London. The programme is offered as a Subsidiary Diploma in the first year and subject to satisfactory completion of the first year, students will progress to completing the Extended Diploma in thesecond year.

Course content

In this highly structured programme you will be introduced to the techniques of: Design, illustration and presentation; pattern cutting; garment technology; contextual studies and computer aided design.You will also study a functional skill.

Entry requirements

Students must be 16+. UK students should have obtained four GCSE passes at Grade C or above. Students of 21 or over should be able to demonstrate that they are sufficiently well motivated to cope with the demands of the programme and possess the appropriate ability.


Progress on this programme is monitored by continuous assessment procedures. Students obtain regular feedback at assessment points during the programme.

Financial information

Specialist fashion equipment packs are ordered through the College and cost approximately £150.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

The programme provides a nationally recognised qualification for those who wish to move on to Higher Education at Degree or HND level. Students may progress onto the HND in Design for Fashion and Textiles at the College. It also provides goodopportunities for those wishing to enter the fashion industry or setup their own business.

Further information

One (Subsidiary) or two years (Extended) full-time. A three day week, intensive program with supplimentary workshops where required.

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: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 years
  • Course code: U0007
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    • A whole campus dedicated to the arts, Hinckley is home to an enticing mix of all things creative and houses some of the best facilities in the local area.

      • Graphics studio
      • Photography studio (including infinity cove) and darkroom
      • Music recording studio
      • Woodwork studio
      • Raku kilns
      • Extensive learning and resource centre
      • Apple Mac suites
      • Theatre
      • Art/materials shop
      • Student Centre
      • Library
      • Refectory – serving Starbucks Coffee

      Subjects available to study at this campus include:

      • Art & Design
      • Computing
      • Fashion & Textiles
      • Graphic Design
      • Interior Design
      • Journalism
      • Media
      • Music Performance
      • Music Technology
      • Performing Arts

      To find out more about North Warwickshire & Hinckley College:

      024 7624 3000