This course will enable students to explore the different areas of the fashion, textiles and clothing industry, equipping them with practical and vocational skills, as well as developing their academic and creative potential. This course is based at our dedicated Fashion Centre in central Kingston which has been designed for the needs of Fashion & Textiles students. This facility benefits from a spacious pattern cutting and garment construction studios alongside the latest industrial machinery.
The 90 Credit qualification is a one year full-time course and is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels. The natural progression on successful completion is into a second year for completion of a full Extended Diploma; the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels. Some mature students however may choose to progress from the 90 Credit one year course directly into employment or alternative training.
Course ContentThe course will give you a broad knowledge and understanding of fashion design, marketing and manufacturing processes associated with the fashion industry. It will teach you practical and creative skills including pattern cutting, garment construction and visualisation techniques. Work is selected for our Fashion Show in June. There are visits to London galleries, museums and other locations.
Entry RequirementsFour GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4, including English or Mathematics or equivalent Level 2 qualification. Portfolio of work. Successful interview and satisfactory reference.
For second year entry (Extended Diploma) onto the Fashion and Clothing pathway, successful completion of a 90 Credit Diploma in Fashion and Clothing and satisfactory reference is required.
International Entry Requirements:High School Leaving Certificate at C grade or above or other related comparable qualifications. A portfolio of art and design work and a satisfactory reference will be required. IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent English Language Certificate.
Duration and Delivery
ProgressionThe Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing allows students to progress to either Higher or Further Education in universities or colleges, industrial related internships, Apprenticeships or college leaver employment programmes. The college also takes part in a widening participation scheme with London College of Fashion.
Some materials are provided; however, students are expected to provide their own specialist equipment. A materials list is provided during enrolment. There will also be occasional trips to exhibitions, which will incur some extra cost.
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