BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Pathway: Fashion and Textiles FL3

Course: BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Pathway: Fashion and Textiles FL3
Code: QSNFL3FAS1/F010H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 04/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Times: 09.10 to 16.30
Hours/week: 13.50
Weeks: 34



01606 74444

What is the programme structure?

The programme consists of core units such as contextual influences and visual recording as well as specialist fashion units. This course will give you the skills required by fashion designers, including design for womenswear and menswear, styling, fashion illustration techniques, trend prediction, CAD (Computer Aided Design), historical and contemporary research, pattern cutting and clothing manufacture skills. You will design and produce garments for the Fashion Department end of year Catwalk Show. The Fashion Department also runs trips and visits to museums, galleries and exhibitions in the UK and abroad.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is suitable for students wishing to pursue a career in Fashion and progress to a Level 4 course at Foundation degree or University Level.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year - Equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels. Successful completion allows students to progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Fashion in their 2nd year.

What qualifications do I need?

4 GCSEs at grade A* - C or equivalent including GCSE English. You will also need to present a satisfactory portfolio or related artwork.

What does it include?

This course is part of a study programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of study programmes at level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment. All learners will undertake a work placement as well as projects that help to develop employability skills.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
There is a specialist Fashion workshop equipped with a comprehensive range of industrial machinery and supported by technical staff. Students have access to industry standard Mac suites and software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

Some specialist consumable items are supplied within the department. However, you may wish to purchase art materials, calico, sketchbooks and other materials. A starter pack may be available within your course area which you may wish to purchase as this will give you your own set of supplies. Any educational visits will be charged at cost, these will be advised by your course leader as and when they arise.

How is the programme assessed?
An experimental approach to a wide range of design problems is encouraged. Work is project based starting with research and design development leading towards final design solutions. As the work progresses it becomes more applied and you will be expected to rely more on your own initiative and independent thinking. You will work with skilled and experienced designers who have a long history of success in placing students both in higher education and industry. Coursework is assessed continuously and the Final Major Project will be assessed by exhibition at the College Fashion Show.

What award will I achieve?
Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design ( Fashion & Textiles)

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What can I do next?

Successful students can apply to study at Degree level at other UK universities/colleges. Past students have been accepted to the London College of Fashion as well as a wide range of UK universities. Fashion careers include: Fashion Designer, Pattern Cutter or Grader, Garment Technologist, Merchandiser, Stylist, Fashion Editor, Fashion Journalist, Costume Designer, Fashion Buyer and many more.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website or email Students aged 19 or over may need to pay a course fee.

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