What do I need?

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics and English Language. An Art and/or Design and Technology based GCSE is preferred but not essential. Where applicants do not have this qualification they should demonstrate their Art and Design skills through an independently produced portfolio of work. They may also be asked to attend pre-enrolment booster classes to ensure they have a baseline knowledge and understanding of the subject.


Why study BTEC Diploma in Fashion & Clothing?

“The creative and cultural industries contribute just over £28 billion to the UK economy per annum. The creative economy accounts for over 7 percent of UK employment. Design skills are seen as vital for economic growth in the 21st century. The national design capacity - the supply of skilled individuals into the design industry, and a sound understanding amongst others of how design can be deployed for good - is vital for this growth” - BTEC Fashion & Clothing, Statement of Purpose.


What Will I study?

All students study the units below for the Art and Design with Fashion & Clothing Specialism, over a period of two years

  • Unit 1: Visual Recording and Communication
  • Unit 2: Critical and Contextual Studies in Art & Design
  • Unit 3: The Creative Process
  • Unit 15: Fashion Materials, Techniques and Processes


How will I be assessed?         

Internal Assessment - You will complete a range of tasks set in a series of industry related scenarios and produce a portfolio of evidence.

External Assessment - In controlled and timed conditions, you will complete a practical task set by the exam board, demonstrating your knowledge, skills and understanding.  


Where can the subject lead?
  • Higher Education - Art, Design, Fashion and Textiles based Foundation and BA (Hons) degrees.
  • A range of career options and employment within the creative industries. 
  • Apprenticeships.


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