Fashion and Clothing (BTEC) at Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form
Anyone who enjoys Textile Design, Art, Fashion and is creative. This course will develop your practical, visualisation and CAD/ CAM skills and allow you to explore vocational possibilities. The structure of the course enables learners to identify their own areas of interest and select appropriate units. Specialist unit examples: Fashion material, techniques and processes and costume design.
This course enables students to:
Undertake specialised studies directly relevant to the fashion/ textile and other creative professions in which learners intend to seek employment or further study.
Develop an understanding of the skills required to develop careers within the fashion, design and related industries
Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life
Achieve pathways into higher education or careers in a variety of related industries.
The coursework is broken down into small units of work and this will involve using CAD/ CAM and traditional methods to produce practical samples, final outcomes such as garments and accessories and experiment with different techniques.
Visual recording and communication
Critical and contextual studies
The creative process
Specialist unit examples (choose 2 units)
Fashion materials, techniques and processes
All units are coursework based, however the visual recording and critical and contextual studies units have a five hour time period to assemble your portfolio of work and is sent off for external moderation.
Grade 4/C in GCSE Art, GCSE Textiles or another D&T subject.
This course will allow you to pursue a number of pathways. You can progress straight into employment. There is a wide variety of prospective careers that you can explore, for example: Fashion/ clothing designer, tailor/dressmaker, multimedia designer, sales, marketing, buying and distributing, quality control, testing, researching or as a computer specialist. The BTEC in Fashion and Clothing has the equivalence of one A Level, and it is possible for you to progress further into higher education, as successful BTEC qualifications give UCAS points for university applications. This qualification will help you to access a number of university courses at foundation or degree level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form directly.