Course: BTEC Level 3 in Fashion and Clothing

Department: Art, Design and Fashion

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years

The Course

From designer labels to high street chic – fashion and clothing is big news and big business. This course is designed to encourage your development as an exciting, innovative designer, with the skills to succeed in a sector where drive, marketplace knowledge and individuality are essential.


A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

  • One-year Extended Certificate
  • One-year Foundation Diploma
  • Two-year Diploma
  • Two-year Extended Diploma.

What You Study

  • Ideas and concepts
  • Communication through art and design
  • Contextual influences
  • Computers in art and design
  • Production techniques
  • Design principles
  • Pattern development
  • Fashion marketing
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C or 4 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. A satisfactory reference is also needed.

Samantha Steele

BTEC Level 3 in 3D Design

Samantha received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Product Design at South Hunsley School when she was studying her GCSEs and has a real passion for digital design.