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Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Springwood High School

Course description

Do you dream of being a fashion designer? Are you always looking at the next trends and catwalk shows? The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing) course will give you an introductino into the specialist skills required to become part of the expanding British Fashion Industry.

Course content

You will practice industry standard techniques in pattern cutting, garment production and develop design concepts and practical skills in clothing manufacture. You will work in sketchbooks using the design cycle to develop ideas into products of a professional standard. By the end of the course you will have built a comprehensive portfolio of Fashion and Clothing garments.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A*- C grades at GCSE including Maths and English.


Assessment: Students are continually assessed throughout the course. Assessment takes many different forms, both written and verbal. There are designated assessment points throughout the year when units of study are assessed against the Level 3 Diploma grading criteria. Each unit is graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma qualification is the vocational equivalent to one 'A' Level. 

Year 1: Unit 1 - Accessory Production; Unit 2 - Garment Production; Unit 3 - Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design. 

Year 2: Unit 1 - Visual Recording in Art and Design (Fashion Illustrations); Unit 2 - Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design; Unit 3 - Communication through Art and Design.

Future opportunities

Potential Universities: NUANorwich University of the Arts: BA Fashion Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London: BA Fashion Potential Career Path: Fashion Designer, Fashion Illustrator, Fashion Buyer, Fashion Blogger.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Springwood High School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September