Course Info

Level 3 Sub Diploma in Fashion and Clothing

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

Learners must have;

5 GCSE’s grade 4 or above (including English and Maths at grade 4)

A previous art and design GCSE at grade 4 or above or similar is preferred and/or a passion and interest in the subject

Successful interview with a fashion tutor (bring a portfolio of your art and design work)

Good verbal and written communication

Good drawing skills are a bonus


2 Years

Course Content

The course covers the following units:

Visual Recording in Art and Design

Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design

Production Techniques for Fashion and Clothing

Your Unique Experience

Learn, develop and use a broad range of skills and techniques as you respond to a range of creative challenges

Assigned a Personal Tutor and a Progress Tutor to look after your pastoral and course requirements

Opportunities to define and work towards personal development and progression goals

Course includes coursework, practical tasks, group work, presentations and trips

More than just a Course

This course aims to provide you with the vital skills and techniques required for a career in Fashion & Clothing. Throughout the course you will cover the specialist skills and aspects of Fashion such as contemporary and historical research, analysis, ideas generation, design, pattern cutting and garment manufacture. You will develop a range of design skills through the completion of various design and production projects which will include the construction of different garments and accessories.

We have a large library with a huge selection of books ranging from art and design ,fashion history, fashion illustration ,pattern cutting to an exciting range of fashion magazines as used by the industry. You will be working within a professional design studio atmosphere with access to industrial and domestic machinery. You will be supported by dedicated subject specialist teaching staff with industry experience and who encourage you to develop all-round skills to fulfil your own creative potential.

Following successful completion of the 30 credit course you will be able to progress onto the 60 credit course which is equivalent to 1 A level.

Special Features

Students are expected to have a basic sewing kit which includes scissors ,unpicker ,pins, needles ,tailor’s chalk and a basic art kit which includes pencils, eraser, sharpener, fine liner, coloured pencils and/or markers, glue stick, a USB memory stick and/or cloud storage.

Course Format

A Level programme


Direct access to employment within the creative art and design industries

Progression onto the 60 credit course.

Level 3 Sub Diploma in Fashion and Clothing

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.