Media, Art & Design - Fashion Textile Level 3 Study Programme

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 59435
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Level 3 is aimed at developing your artistic skills in fashion and textiles.

Year 1 you will study towards the Diploma and explore a wide range of techniques, with the creation of textiles and fashion being central to every project. We also look closely at the work of others and strive to create exciting, experimental outcome that are supported by innovative sketchbooks.

Year 2 you will progress to the Extended Diploma and focus on creating more specialist fashion and textile pieces. You will begin to work more independently, developing ideas of a more personal nature, the course culminates in a final self-initiated project and exhibition to showcase your collection of creative work. The course is aimed at anyone who has a creative mind, wants to develop their design knowledge and skills and has a real passion and desire to work in the creative industries.

You will gain self confidence in your portfolio work and a range of personal skills, such as, working within a group, independence and advise on completing application forms for employment and university, you will be guided through interview processes this will equip you for applications and interviews at university, apprenticeships or employment.

Future Career and Earning Potentials:

Fashion Design Assistant £14K-£23K

Fashion Designer £20K-£80K

Textile Designer £15K-£40K

(Source: National Careers Service)

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.


What you will study 

Examples of some of the units you may study are:

Level 3 (Fashion Textiles)

Primary and secondary research

Basic garment construction

Draping and constructing on the stand

Printed textiles

Hand and machine embroidery

Surface pattern

Exploratory samples

Creative drawing and design work

How will it be delivered?

You will be continually assessed by your tutors throughout the academic year, and an external moderator will verify and confirm your final grades.

Level 3 - Over the two years you will complete 13 units year 1 you will complete 13 units which are graded at a Pass. Unit 8 is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Year 2 will complete Units 10 – 12 at a Pass, and Unit 13 is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and will determine the overall grade for the course.

Entry requirements

Level 3
4 GCSEs 9-4, including English or Maths
4 GCSEs at 9-4 and Level 2 Functional Skills in either English or Maths
Successful completion of Level 2 or equivalent at Merit grade, plus GCSE English or Maths at grade 4 or Level 2 English or Maths

Your next steps...

Further Study

If you complete the course with an appropriate pass grade with maths and English you can progress through the levels.

This study programme offers progression to a variety of art-related courses. Our own Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is a recommended progression route, or you may wish to apply to a university. During the course we will explain all the possible options and support you through the application process.

Career Oppotunities 

A wide range of roles are available within the Fashion and Textile industries such as fashion and textile designers, fashion buying, fashion marketing, visual merchandiser, fashion retail, textile artist maker, surface printer, window dressing, etc.