Art & Design (Fashion and Textiles) at East Riding College - UCAS

East Riding College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Art & Design (Fashion and Textiles)

Course summary

Do you want to be the next Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney or Vera Wang? Do you have a flare for design and love of fashion? If so, our Level 4 HNC in Fashion is for you! The Level 4 HNC Fashion specialist study programme is a one-year course, designed to equip you with a wide range of technical and creative skills that will enable you to work as a fashion or textiles designer within the industry. Studying at the hub of our East Riding College campus in Bridlington will provide you with the space to work in our fantastic studio facilities that will assist in the development of your industry work. You will be required to undertake study trips and exhibition visits that will underpin your project work, and enhance a broader range of subject knowledge for your specialism. Whether you are completely new to the industry or have studied before and want take your skillset to the next level. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding for digital design, experimental pattern cutting and garment production. You will gain industry experience through live briefs which provide you with further insight into the fashion industry from a comprehensive perspective. Our previous students have worked with global companies such as Lee Jeans and Boohoo, and found this invaluable experience for their industry portfolios. This dynamic and rapidly changing sector of the global economy explores a wide range of subjects covering; research skills, design and portfolio development, trend prediction and market research, pattern cutting and garment construction, along with additional support for preparing for interviews. The pathways of this qualification are intended to provide you with the opportunity to explore the creative industries through a focused curriculum that will prepare you for progressing onto our HND (Level 5) in Fashion or working within the fashion industry. The course is designed for students with previous academic experience and a personal interest in art and fashion who have the ambition to further develop a professional focus for fashion and textiles within their work. The HNC first year of the programme provides you with all the essential skills you will need to successfully challenge the creative process and excel in the world of fashion and textiles. Throughout the course you will be encouraged and guided to develop your research practices, concept innovation, design and construction skills and awareness of its application within the creative industries. Digital design will also be a key attribute to the development of your final portfolio. You will learn an expansive range of skills which will be relevant to your progression onto our HND Level 5, or for a variety of creative career pathways in industry if this is your preferred choice. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.


Unit 4- Techniques and Processes Unit 23- Fashion Collection Unit 2- Contextual Studies Unit 8- Pattern Cutting & Garment Making Unit 3: Individual Project (Pearson Set) Unit 1- Professional Development Unit 7- Computer Aided design- Digital fashion Unit 9- Fashion & Textile Practices

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, work-based assignments, work experience, practical assessment, portfolio development and formal presentations.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

64 UCAS points or • A level three qualification in an appropriate subject- (Target grade of MMP) or • A-Levels in the relevant subjects and • Successful interview with visual portfolio and demonstrating commitment to the subject The TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (entry assignment) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. Accreditation of prior learning Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to East Riding College Admissions Policy.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5495 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5495 Year 1
Scotland £5495 Year 1
Wales £5495 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The students are required to purchase their own kit. This consists of a pattern master, fabric and paper scissors. Students often purchase other items such as specialist drawing pens and pencils but this is not a necessity. Over the duration of the academic year students are required to purchase calico and fabric when conducting pattern cutting and garment manufacture units of which they are made fully aware at the beginning of the course.
Art & Design (Fashion and Textiles) at East Riding College - UCAS