Level 3 Fashion and Clothing
About this course
This course is ideal for anybody wishing to apply for junior positions or placements within the Fashion and Textiles Industry or to progress to Higher Education to study at Degree or HND level.

You will cover all aspects of the Fashion and Textiles discipline, learning how to research and develop design ideas, cut commercial patterns and make your individual designs using industrial machines.
You will also learn about fabrics & how to develop surface textile designs and other techniques associated with textile design. You will learn how to draw a well-proportioned fashion figure and to illustrate your design ideas as well as producing technical drawings of your designs using CAD.
What will I learn?

You will study the following units:

  • Pattern Construction for Fashion and Clothing 
  • Production Techniques for Fashion and Clothing 
  • Fashion Visualisation 
  • Visual Recording in Art and Design
  • Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design 
  • Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design
  • Communication Through Art and Design
  • Contextual Influences in Art and Design 

Optional units could include Printed Textiles, Fashion Media, Techniques and Technology, Drawing from Observation and Computers in Art and Design.


Entry requirements
4 GCSEs at grade A*-C including Maths and English or equivalent (or Merit or Distinction in a related subject at Level 2)
A recent portfolio of work
A good reference
A satisfactory interview
Study, assessment and qualifications
You will need to complete work outside college, although the resources are excellent in college and available for you to use in self-directed study time.

The course is continually assessed though taught units.

The final qualification will be a BTEC Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing.

Additional costs and information
There will be a Studio fee of £100 payable at the start of your course.
What could I do next?
Throughout the course you will build towards producing a design portfolio, once successfully completed this will enable you to apply to a degree level Fashion and Textiles course.

On completion of the course you will also have a good understanding of the basic skills needed to work within the fashion industry and be able to apply to work as a junior across a range of design or technical positions should you choose that route.