This exciting and experimental course will appeal to students with a strong interest in fashion, textiles or design. It is particularly suitable for those who would like to progress on to university or a career in fashion.

You will receive expert tuition in all aspects of fashion, textiles and design, including pattern and garment construction, sewing techniques, textile techniques and the opportunity for live projects. You will also be given an introduction into fashion, film, photography, styling, trend forecasting, blogging and visual merchandising. All of these aspects are taught through a range of stimulating projects. In year two, you will have the opportunity to tailor-make projects to suit your skills, with many students choosing to design and create fashion and/or textile collections.

Your lessons will take place in our fashion studio, as well as our digital suite and specialist art and photography studios.

There are study visits to events and exhibitions both locally and in London. The course culminates in an exhibition where you will be able to showcase your  work to the public.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.