Interested in a career in Fashion/Textiles? Fashion and textiles offers a wide range of career opportunities and is one of the biggest employers in the UK, with currently 860,000 employees. The facilities at Hillsborough Campus provide workshops and studios with industry equipment and specialist staff that have all worked in the fashion/textiles industry. This course focuses on the development and application of specialist expertise, knowledge and skills required by learners to pursue a career in Fashion and/or Textiles. The programme is designed to help you to discover and develop your talents, strengths and individuality in a wide range of career related disciplines including fashion design, textile design, illustration, pattern cutting, garment manufacture, garment technology, as well as business and marketing aspects of the industry. This course will prepare you for employment in the industry at assistant level, Apprenticeships or onto higher education.
You will work on a series of project briefs that are dynamic and responsive to current design trends, in order to help prepare you for employment in the industry or further specialised study.
5 GCSEs grades A* - C/grade 4 or above (or acceptable alternatives), including English Language and an art or textiles related subject, or portfolio of art/design work.
Assessment is by continual assessment of coursework including practical, theoretical and written project work. You will need to present your work at times to tutors and your peers.
On completion of this course students will have the necessary skills to apply for the Foundation Degree in Fashion Production and Business at The Sheffield College, or onto a range of Higher Education opportunities at universities throughout the UK.
The UK is now globally recognised as a world leader in Fashion Education.
this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn and a keen interest in the subject of fashion and or textiles. As the course is assessed entirely by coursework you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines.
Learners are required to provide their own basic equipment and will be required to purchase a specialist kit of materials and equipment. They will also pay a studio fee towards the cost of materials provided by the college.