The College offers three pathways of this course at Level 3 for students (equivalent to three A Levels) who wish to further their interest/studies in art and design and aim for a career in the creative industries, architecture, product/automotive design, illustration, animation etc. Requests to change direction between the three options after successful completion of year one of the two year course will be considered. The fashion and clothing pathway is for students interested in the areas of fashion, design, garment making, pattern construction and fashion business. There are opportunities to travel and participate in fashion events and design competitions. You will experience practical hands-on learning, developing skills in sewing, tailoring, pattern construction and digital design. Modules are delivered by a range of specialist, highly qualified, experienced tutors. Successful completion may lead to progression to the BSc (Hons) in Fashion Management, validated by Manchester Metropolitan University or other degrees/HNDs in related areas.
This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. Students may elect to leave after one year gaining a 90 credit diploma which is equivalent to three AS Levels.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
Career Opportunities / Progression
The course provides knowledge, understanding and skills for students wishing to enter a career in art and design or fashion, and/or progress to higher education completing degrees in Art and Design or Fashion or a related design degree.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document. Students must have a GCSE in Art and English. In addition, applicants must present a portfolio of evidence. The assessment criteria for the portfolio can be obtained from the course team co-ordinator.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.