Fashion & Textiles

1. Course details

Qualification name GCE A Level in Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Assessment & Qualifications Alliance
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 01 September 2020
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

In the first year of the course you will learn how to research and develop your own designs and create final pieces. You explore a wide range of techniques including dyed textiles, traditional and digital print, and embellishment using stitch and mixed media. Alongside this you will gain theoretical knowledge about a range of aspects within the fashion industry, such as marketing, supply chain and commercial manufacturing methods. In the second half of the first year you will complete a self-led personal response identified by your own interests and enquiry, resulting in a rich diversity of approaches on the course and ambitious final outcomes. A supportive, creative environment nurtures your individual talents and prepares you well for Higher Education. In this hands-on course you will learn about the history and future of clothes, accessories and fashion while creating your very own products. You will be taught a wide range of advanced techniques in using inspiration and design techniques to create beautiful fashion illustrations and products to help you begin building a portfolio of work. The new specification will also draw upon your application of Science and Mathematics to real life situations. Fashion and Textiles encompasses a wide range of employment opportunities, but the course is firmly rooted in the skills required to design and make high quality products. To achieve success in Fashion and Textiles, you will combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of creativity, aesthetics, cultural, social, economic and environmental issues.

3. Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for the Hitchin Consortium is five Grade 9-4 GCSE's or equivalent, including English & Maths at Grade 4 or above. Subject specific additional entry requirements are an overall APS score of at least 4 and Grade 5 or above in Product Design if taken at GCSE.

4. What you'll learn

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5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

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8. Next steps

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9. Venue

Address Grammar School Walk
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Phone 01462 432181

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