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Study Programme - Fashion Textile Level 3

In Partnership with – YSI Yorkshire Sculpture International and The Art House 2019

Course Name 
Study Programme - Fashion Textile Level 3Available for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 2 years (Level 3)
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Textiles/ fashion/ surface design)
Offering Code DEL3ADT1F000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
Programme Design and Overview

Level 3 is aimed at developing your artistic skills in fashion and textiles.

Year 1 you will study towards the Diploma and explore a wide range of techniques, with the creation of textiles and fashion being central to every project. We also look closely at the work of others and strive to create exciting, experimental outcome that are supported by innovative sketchbooks.

Year 2 you will progress to the Extended Diploma and focus on creating more specialist fashion and textile pieces. You will begin to work more independently, developing ideas of a more personal nature, the course culminates in a final self-initiated project and exhibition to showcase your collection of creative work. The course is aimed at anyone who has a creative mind, wants to develop their design knowledge and skills and has a real passion and desire to work in the creative industries.

You will gain self confidence in your portfolio work and a range of personal skills, such as, working within a group, independence and advise on completing application forms for employment and university, you will be guided through interview processes this will equip you for applications and interviews at university, apprenticeships or employment.

Future Career and Earning Potentials:
Fashion Design Assistant £14K-£23K
Fashion Designer £20K-£80K
Textile Designer £15K-£40K
(Source: National Careers Service)

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.

What you will Study

Examples of some of the units you may study are:

  • Primary and secondary research
  • Basic garment construction
  • Draping and constructing on the stand
  • Printed textiles
  • Hand and machine embroidery
  • Surface pattern
  • Exploratory samples
  • Creative drawing and design work
How you will Learn

The course will be delivered through a series of assignments and practical workshops, led by friendly, supportive and experienced staff.

Level 3 students will have practical lessons taught in workshops and studios, where you will be introduced to new textile techniques, you will experiment with a variety of media and develop your skills and ideas in fashion and textile design.

You will have the opportunity to work with local organisations on a variety of live projects, these are aimed at developing your professional skills and encourage you to work as expected in industry. Past engagements have been: - Burberry, The History centre, West Yorkshire Archive Services, the Ridings shopping centre and The Art House.

Course Structure
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Theory based: 15% 20% 20%
Practical work: 75% 70% 70%
Work placement: 10% 10% 10%
How you will be Assessed

You will be continually assessed by your tutors throughout the academic year, and an external moderator will verify and confirm your final grades.

Level 3 - Over the two years you will complete 13 units year 1 you will complete 13 units which are graded at a Pass. Unit 8 is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Year 2 will complete Units 10 – 12 at a Pass, and Unit 13 is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and will determine the overall grade for the course.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 (Art& Design)
3 GCSEs 9-1 

Level 2 (Art & Design)
3 GCSEs 9-3 including English or maths
Level 1 Art & Design plus English or maths GCSE 3 or Level 1 equivalent

Level 3 ( Fashion Textile)
4 GCSEs 9-4, including English or maths
4 GCSEs 9-4 and Level 2 in either English or maths
Successful completion of Level 2 or equivalent at Merit grade, plus GCSE English or maths at grade 4 or Level 2 English or maths

Attendance Expectations As a full-time student you will be expected to attend all classes as specified on your timetable and all personal tutorial sessions.
Attendance - Please note

This is part of a full-time Study Programme.

It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time Study Programme subject to sufficient interest. For further information call Course Information on 01924 789111.

Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Student Financial Support Team on 01924 789304
Further Study

On completion with the appropriate pass and English and maths grades you can progress through the levels.

This study programme offers progression to a variety of art-related courses. Our own Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is a recommended progression route, or you may wish to apply to a university. During the course we will explain all the possible options and support you through the application process.

Career Opportunities A wide range of roles are available within the Fashion and Textile industries such as fashion and textile designers, fashion buying, fashion marketing, visual merchandiser, fashion retail, textile artist maker, surface printer, window dressing, etc.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact the Art and Design/Fashion Textile Team on 01924 789149 or Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Information last amended: 09 May 2022 11:02

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