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Art and Design Skills (Fashion) BTEC Diploma level 2

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Art and Design Skills (Fashion) BTEC Diploma level 2
Code C1331
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Our established visual arts department offers this BTEC level 2 diploma course aimed at those who are interested in all aspects of fashion design and garment construction. It is a practical course and requires creative talent and a committed attitude. There is a strong emphasis on research, development and evaluation. The course is a one-year full-time programme that leads to entry onto our range of level 3 extended diploma art and design qualifications. The course is equivalent to three GCSEs grade 4-9.


The course will develop your skills in illustration, design, pattern cutting and garment construction, CAD, textiles, and an understanding of historical and contemporary developments within the fashion and clothing industry. You will be taught how to use industrial machinery safely within our specialist workshops. There will also be the opportunity to work with outside agencies, such as live briefs and guest lecturers. You will also visit appropriate galleries / museums and factories to enhance your skills and knowledge.

How will it be delivered?

All units are assessed through practical assignments. There are two externally set Practical units. You will receive formative assessments and feedback that will inform you of the grade you are working towards. We will set targets that provide guidance on how to improve your work before completing final unit graded assessments.

Entry requirements

Entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. English and an art/design-related GCSEs at grade 3 (D). Maths at grade 3 (D) or above is desirable. You will also require a portfolio which demonstrates your suitability for your chosen course.

Your next steps...

This successful completion of this course provides access to all our BTEC Art Practice Diploma/Extended Diplomas at level 3 - (these are equivalent to 1.5/3 A levels) including Fashion, Art and Design, Graphic Design; and Photography. You will also be equipped with the skills and knowledge to undertake junior roles within the art and design industry.



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