Around half a million people work in the UK fashion industry which boasts trendsetting brands from Burberry, the highest value fashion brand, to Next, the biggest high street retailer. The UK produces world-class fashion designers from Vivienne Westwood to John Galliano and your training could lead you to rub shoulders with the greats at internationally-celebrated London Fashion Week.
Our facilities include a design and pattern studio, and machine room with 3-4-5 thread overlockers capable of producing industrial lock stitch and cover stitch. The course includes textile design, pattern cutting and garment production. You will research fashion brands and the latest high street trends, and see your designs come to life on the catwalk at the annual Fashion Show.
The Higher National Diploma in Fashion & Textiles is a 14 unit qualification of which 9 are core units. Initially students will spend the first year studying Fashion and Textiles where upon at the end of the first year they will elect to specialise in one of these pathways for the second year of the programme.
After successful completion of this 2-year course, graduates can apply to do a Level 6 top up course on a BA (Hons) Degree program in areas such as Fashion Design, Costume, Fashion Marketing and Textiles.
Techniques and Processes
Computer Aided Design
Fashion & Textiles Practices
Applied Practice (Collaborative Project)
Advanced Fashion Studies
Pattern Cutting & Garment Making
Communication in Art & Design
Selection & Specification
Branding & Identity
Course work and 2 Project Set Assignments from BTEC. Fashion units are trend led and are based on ladies wear in both Woven and Jersey types. Students will be required to manipulate own designs (through sketchbooks and Illustrator into finished final garments made to industry standards). Other Units will be in essay or portfolio format.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Hinckley Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students.
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|A level||CCC||A-Level in Fashion or similar|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP||BTEC in Fashion or similar|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) including English or equivalent|
For further information please contact us on:
0330 058 3000
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.nwslc.ac.uk/course/hnd-design-for-fashion-textiles/
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|England||£5,950 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£5,950 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£5,950 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£5,950 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.