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Level 3 Diploma in Fashion & Textiles

Level 3 Diploma in Fashion & Textiles

Level 3 Diploma in Fashion & Textiles

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Fashion is challenging, exciting and very rewarding. If you are curious, enjoy creativity and are interested in developing your individual potential, then this course could be for you. As well as giving you the opportunity to broaden your general education, this course will help you to understand the demands and career opportunities in one of the world’s largest and fastest moving employment sectors.

This is a Study Programme course which, if successful, leads to the 90 credit qualification over one year and progression to the full 180 credit qualification over 2 years.

You have a number of projects and assignments to complete which are assessed during your course. You also have to complete a final major project in your second year. If you successfully complete all units, you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing). This is equivalent to three A levels.

Course Structure

  • Drawing and Illustration
  • Design
  • Textiles
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Garment Manufacturing
  • Computer Applications
  • Contextual Studies

Other learning opportunities include:
Fashion Shows, Visits to exhibitions, art galleries, local industry, fashion fairs in London and other major fashion capitals on day and residential trips.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.

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This course requires 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grade structure) or above including an art-based subject and one in English or maths.

A relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit Level with GCSE/Level 2 in English & maths. If you have a Pass grade you will complete an additional assessment to check course suitability.

In addition you must bring a portfolio of your work to show that you have some artistic interest and ability.

Complete a successful interview with a college tutor.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £8553; Exam Fee TBC

Course Summary

Length of study:
Duration: 1 or 2 years


Term dates

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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

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