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Fashion & Clothing – L3 Applied General


Special Entry Requirements

You will need to meet the Level 3 Applied General entry requirements.

Course Introduction

This course develops and extends the essential skills for Fashion and Clothing, from sketchbook to catwalk. The Fashion and Clothing Extended Diploma is a practical, work related course. You will produce work which investigates and develops both your creativity and theoretical knowledge of fashion and clothing. It includes design, textiles, fashion illustration, garment construction, surface decoration, garment styling, modelling on the stand, business and marketing of fashion and historical and contextual studies.

By the end of the second year you will produce a portfolio of practical fashion and clothing projects which you will showcase in our end of year exhibition. The Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing is suitable for you if you are committed to following a career in the Fashion industry.

Through your studies you will develop knowledge of good design principles and basic fashion skills alongside a critical understanding of the history of visual ideas and materials. You will also have the chance to meet and work with visiting professional specialists, with visits to museums and exhibitions.


Preparing for Level 3 Fashion

We have created some transition packs on our website to show you  what kind of work you will be doing at level 3 in September.

If you have any questions about the course, please email admissions@s6f.org.uk

The Fashion & Clothing Applied General started in 2019 so we don't have any students who have completed it yet. However lots of our former students go onto work in Fashion. Lucy explains how she got her role as a Design Assistant for All Saints:

Former Textiles student Hollie has gone onto become an Art and Textiles teacher following her degree in Fashion and Textiles:

Course Modules

During the course a range of different tasks will be set including practical projects and assignments and written course work. This will build up a portfolio of work evidencing the skills and techniques you have developed. You will be assessed through your practical and portfolio work and also visual and oral presentations.

Topics include:

  • Fashion design/illustration
  • Pattern construction
  • Fashion promoting
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Materials, techniques and processes
  • Garment construction
  • Accessory production
  • Contextual influences
  • Visual recording

All of this then culminates in independent projects.


This assessment is 100% coursework.

Career Opportunities


Career Opportunities