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Fashion BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

You will work in our studio as you develop an understanding of good design principles and basic fashion skills. You will also work on your critical analysis of visual ideas and materials.

There are 180 credits to be achieved on this course and they will cover the following:

  • Flat Pattern Cutting
  • Pattern Construction
  • Print
  • Fabric Embellishment
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Photoshop

If you have not yet achieved a grade C (or above) in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade E or below).

Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and maths)
  • A portfolio of work that demonstrates a passion for fashion


You will be assessed through written and practical assignments.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto university to further study fashion & design.

Employment opportunities could include a junior position within the fashion industry as a designer, pattern cutter, sample machinist, buyer, or as a journalist.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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    • Ardleigh Green Campus

      Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 2LL

      The Ardleigh Green campus is host to a large number of facilities such as:

      - The Academy of Arts and Science

      - The Centre for Creative Arts

      - The Space performing arts facility

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      - The Retreat graduate beauty salon

      - Stepping Stones Day Nursery

      - Dedicated motor vehicle workshops

      Ardleigh Green is located between the towns of Hornchurch and Romford, with direct rail/tube links to Essex and London. Romford is a hub of entertainment containing the historic Romford Market, large shopping centres, cinemas, sports and recreational facilities.

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      At our Ardleigh Green campus you will gain the professional and vocational skills you need to stand out in the competitive world of work. The involvement of industry leaders means that our courses contain the most relevant and up-to-date information. Our facilities in the creative and performing arts are exceptional and give you a perfect springboard into careers where your own imagination and drive are the deciding factors.