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Course summary

This exceptional practical course run at Kingston College Campus, is delivered by highly skilled teachers and technicians with expertise across printed textiles, weave, knit, pattern cutting and garment construction, illustration, design and Computer Aided Design (CAD). Students collaborate with industry led partners and benefit from other career focused opportunities. Delivered within our richly resourced Creative Industries Centre, you will join a vibrant and creative higher education community and enjoy unrivalled access to studios and workshops.


Level 4 units: 1 Professional Development (Core, 15 credits) 2 Contextual Studies (Core, 15 credits) 3 Individual Project (Pearson Set) (Core, 15 credits) 4 Techniques & Processes (Core,15 credits) 7 Computer Aided Design (CAD) (Core,15 credits) 9 Fashion & Textiles Practices (Core,15 credits) College selected Optional Units for this programme: 8 Pattern Cutting & Garment Making (Core, 15 credits) 23 Fashion Collection (Core, 15 credits)

Assessment method

Teaching: You are taught mainly through practical workshops with some theory sessions. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will use industry-standard equipment and have access to studios, workshops and library facilities throughout your course. Independent learning: When not attending timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve research, working on individual and group projects, preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, digital suites and specialist studios. Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Regular formative feedback is provided with a final grade awarded for each unit upon completion. All assessment are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Overall workload: Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity, While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules selected, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Tier 4 students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Additional requirements: References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working. Suitably qualified applicants will be invited to interview with a course tutor, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course and given the opportunity to ask questions about the course.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).

Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 4 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7000 Year 1
England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
International £9500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs ARE included in the fees: Annual printing allowance; BTEC registration fee, Adobe Suite and a range of specialist equipment and materials. The following course-related costs are not included in the fees: - additional printing over and above the annual allowance - the cost of books, equipment and materials that you might wish to purchase. Sources of financial support: You may be eligible to apply for additional support: Bursary Guidance: Inclusion Funds: Financial Information: Accommodation and costs-
Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles) at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS