Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in fashion industry and textiles. The certificate is equivalent to one AS and is a one year course. The Subsidiary Diploma is the second year of the course and is equivalent to one A Level. This qualification can therefore be done alongside other BTEC courses or an AS/A2 programme and gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment or higher education.
This course covers many aspects of fashion and textiles and is aimed at anyone who has a passion for creativity. It is suitable for anyone who has an interest in fashion and has a desire to work in this industry. It is a practical, work-related course and you learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
Units studied include:
- Fashion Design
- Fashion Production
- Textile Design
- Up-cycling Fashion Products
- Fashion Illustration
How will I be assessed?
The units are internally assessed by projects and the development of a portfolio.
Are there any special expenses?
Provisions of some materials and sketchbooks for your practical work may be required and there are several trips throughout the course.
What could I do next?
There are a wide range of careers in the fashion industry including textile and fashion design, costume and theatre design, teaching, fashion marketing or fashion retail.