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Triple BTEC in Fashion & Clothing at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Course description

The BTEC in Fashion & Clothing course covers many elements of professional practice from the fashion industry. After tuition in a number of basic techniques students are encouraged to develop their knowledge in a highly personalised way. The wide variety of career choices the fashion industry offers are reflected in the course content.

Course content


Year one includes:

  • Printmaking for fabrics
  • Mixed media construction techniques
  • Garment construction
  • Computer aided design, Photoshop
  • Branding and packaging

Year two includes:

  • Fashion Marketing
  • Live brief opportunities
  • Working with the community
  • Garment construction and design
  • Further garment construction
  • More live brief opportunities
  • Fashion Photography
  • Self promotion
  • Fashion show opportunities

Entry requirements


At least a C in any Art or Design subject at GCSE or a pass at BTEC First Diploma in any Art or Design subject is accepted for entry. You do necessarily need experience in garment construction as this will be taught as part of the course but must have a keen interest in the subject. Students not having a formal art qualification will be required to bring a portfolio of their work to interview/enrolment.



100% coursework

Exam board: Edexcel

Future opportunities

Students can progress to a wide variety of fashion and design related study and careers including fashion design, retail management, fashion buying, fashion promotion, fashion illustration and fashion journalism.

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: 20 May 2014
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      Blackpool Sixth is the Fylde Coast’s leading provider of A levels and BTEC courses.


      With a choice of over 50 advanced level options, specialist teaching and fantastic facilities, Blackpool Sixth gives all its students the perfect springboard to university and great careers.

      Blackpool Sixth’s course range is extremely wide with A levels and BTEC options. Students are able to put together a programme which exactly matches their interests and future ambitions.

      Summer 2012 saw the completion of a £23.7 million development to our campus which has created an excellent learning environment for students.

      In 2011 we were awarded Teaching School status in partnership with Hodgson Academy. The the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance will take a national and regional lead in both shaping and delivering the training and professional development of current and future generations of teachers. Working with high quality graduates and educational leaders of the future will enable us to maintain and improve our teaching standards to the benefit of all our students.