Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing Level 3

Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing Level 3

Do you love fashion? Would you like to work in the fashion industry? There are a wide range of jobs in the fashion industry from designers through to fashion buyers, illustrators, fashion public relations or stylists. On this course you will learn all about the many different aspects of this exciting industry.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: Two years

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

For the fashion-focused our dedicated course will give you the chance to explore creative techniques in the fashion and clothing industries. You’ll get the chance to draw on new skills including design, surface pattern, pattern cutting, construction and textiles. You will get the opportunity to take part in a work placement and attend a number of trips and visits, including London.

How will I learn?

There will be a range of practical tasks for all students to actively take part in as well as educational visits to enhance classroom learning.

How am I assessed?

Continuous assessment plus work to be moderated externally.

What’s next?

You might choose to go to university to study subjects including fashion design, textiles or fashion business. Or you could go on to an apprenticeship or employment in areas including design, fashion buying, dressmaking or fashion journalism.

You need:

BTEC Art and Design Level 2 or four GCSEs Grade 9-4/A*-C including Maths and/or English or a merit in a relevant Level 2.

Why English and Maths matter…

As a creative you might need to calculate ratios for materials, understand size and perspective and annotate and price work.

 What do I need to know?
If you require any additional information contact the course leader:


How do I apply/enrol?


What kit/uniform do I need?

Basic art, design and sewing equipment will be required. You will be provided with a list at induction.

What financial and additional support can I get? Financial support for transport costs (bus pass) and Additional Learner Support for those with learning difficulties. * subject to eligibility

3 Reasons to join us:

  • Excellent progression to higher level courses
  • Opportunities to exhibit and sell work
  • Opportunities to work with practicing national and international artists