Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The Higher National Certificate in Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles) is a one-year course designed to equip students with a wide range of technical and creative skills relevant to progression onto the Level 5 Higher National Diploma Top-Up or for a variety of creative career pathways in industry. The course provides students with an opportunity to master the skills and techniques of their chosen specialism and develop higher level skills to meet the skills shortages within the Fashion industry. Students will broaden their experience and depth of knowledge, allowing them to develop skills and attributes essential for a career in the fashion sector. The knowledge and skills acquired on the programme link directly to the vocational context and will diversify into a range of practical and technical skills required by the specialist industries. These include (but are not exclusive to): creative and conceptual tailoring; fashion design; traditional and contemporary illustration; traditional and innovative garment production techniques; and business and enterprise competence. The course is highly creative and designed to equip students with the skills they will need to work within the many facets of the fashion and textile design industry. Strong links to the creative industries will facilitate industry-related briefs and real scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a creative team.


Modules studied: • Computer Aided Design (CAD) • Contextual Studies • Individual Project • Techniques & Processes • Professional Development • Fashion & Textile Practices • Pattern Cutting & Garment Making • Fashion Collection

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through a combination of written essays, research portfolios, image presentations and evaluations, which support the practical assessments throughout the course. Formative feedback supports student progression in both written and practical. Self and peer assessment in convener/critique situations is an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

It is expected that all applicants will hold relevant Level 2 maths and English qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above. Mature students: The University Centre welcomes applications from mature students who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. Mature students (over 21) without formal qualifications may be accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement. Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants may meet entry requirements through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which awards academic credits through recognition of prior learning via work and other life experiences. Recognition of Prior Learning is either certificated (RPCL) through formal assessment, or Experiential (RPEL) via skills and knowledge developed through work and voluntary activities. Students should refer to the RPL Policy on the University Centre website:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6700 Year 1
Scotland £6700 Year 1
Wales £6700 Year 1

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Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS