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Fashion and Clothing BTEC Level 3 at Queensbury Academy

Course description

This Fashion & Clothing course is aimed at learners who wish to develop the necessary creative and technical skills required to progress onto Higher Education or into a career in the Fashion Industries.

This is a two year vocational course that focuses on Fashion and Clothing, leading to a nationally recognised qualification. Throughout the course you will cover Fashion Drawing and Illustration, History of Fashion, Inspiration and Research, Fashion Design process, Textiles and Surface Patterns, Garment Making, Pattern making, Computers in Fashion, Portfolio building and Careers Advice and Guidance.
All Students compile a creative portfolio for university or industry, showcasing a range of skills. The programme of learning is structured around a series of thematic projects that enable you to experience a broad-range of disciplines that are involved in fashion design, communication, production and marketing, pattern construction and development.

You may progress onto a Foundation Degree or Degree course in Fashion & Clothing related subject. Alternatively, you may seek a junior position or apprenticeship in the fashion & clothing industry. You will be supported in your progression decisions by your teacher in liaison with the careers department within
school. There are excursions to fashion shows and exhibitions and galleries during the course.

Entry requirements

A Grade C or better at GCSE in Product Design is preferable but not essential.


On-going written and practical assessment. (No exam). 4 Units of which 3 are mandatory and 1 is of own choice . 2 units are externally assessed.

Future opportunities

Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Journalism, Styling, Promotion, Marketing, Advertising, Fashion Buyer, Fashion Manufacturer, Interior Designer, Jewellery Designer, Interior Architect, Wedding/Party Decoration, Freelance Designer, Magazine Artwork Designer, Exhibition/Display Design, Footwear Designer, Surface Design, Stage Designer, Costume Design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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