Fashion & Textiles BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design Practice Level 3


Course Details

Code: PCASCB00206

  • Location: Dudley Evolve

Course Summary

This qualification offers learners the opportunity to develop their technical fashion & textiles skills through a process of selfevaluation, practice and review. In addition to the specialist fashion & textiles content available in this qualification, learners will develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly regarded by higher education and employers, for example communication, project management and problem solving.

Course Content

You will develop practical skills and knowledge in fashion and textiles through lessons taught in specialist studios. From initial ideas and concepts, you will learn how to pattern cut, create your own textiles and construct garments. You will have the chance to see your fashion collections come to life during public fashion shows and a final exhibition.

Some of the subjects within the course may include,
• Fashion and textile design
• Fashion illustration
• Computer aided design
• Textiles techniques and processes
• Pattern cutting
• Garment construction
• Fabric manipulation
• Conceptual ideas generation
• Art history / contextual studies
• Educational visits will form an integral part of the curriculum, vital to broadening experience of design and culture
• Dedicated session to investigate and define HE pathways and progressions during Year 2

Course Assessment

Continuous assessment of coursework in the first and second years across a range of mandatory and professional specialist units. Assessments will be project based and marked by specialist course tutors.

Year 2 culminates in a final exhibition, ArtsFest, which is open to the public.


There are a number of essential items needed for this course. A tailored starter pack is available to purchase from the college (this will contain essential equipment). Letters are issued at enrolment which include details of content and costs.

There is an expectation that learners take part in educational visits tailored to their programme of study. The costs for these vary and can be compulsory.


BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Fashion & Textiles


Foundation in Art and Design or HNC/D course within the Creative Industries sector at Dudley College of Technology.

HND or BA (Hons) in subject areas such as fashion design, fashion marketing and communications, fashion management, fashion journalism, accessory design (contour, lingerie, footwear, millinery), constructed, embroidered or printed textiles, knitwear design or employment within the creative industries.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English language), one of which should be in an art or design-related subject OR First Diploma in Art & Design / First Diploma Creative Digital Media or equivalent. You will need to attend an interview and bring with you a reference or school report, sketchbooks and a portfolio of your art and design work. Due to the popularity of this course please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Code: PCASCB00206

  • Location: Dudley Evolve
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