Fashion and Textiles
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two 5/Bs and three 4/Cs in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4/C in Maths and English Language. An art related subject at grade 4/C or above, plus a portfolio of work.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

Choosing to study Fashion and Textiles will give you the opportunity to develop your creative skills in surface design techniques, fashion and fine art approaches. The majority of work that you undertake in the studio will be focusing on research, drawing, design development (sampling) and final designs. This will involve exploring a wide range of textile techniques within your sketchbook and through personal study. This course offers lots of exciting trips and guest speakers.

What will I learn?

Areas of textile design that can be explored during the course include fashion, printed and/or dyed fabric and materials, domestic textiles and wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles and textile installation.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


We have fantastic spacious studio spaces with professional equipment to include a large screen print bed and Bernina sewing machines.


Materials and other information

Progression and Careers

Some universities require students to complete a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at College before progressing; we offer this at Nelson and Colne College University Centre. However many of our students progress directly to university. Former students have gone on to study art related disciplines at a number of top universities, including the University of Edinburgh, the London College of Fashion, the University of Manchester, Kingston University and Leeds College of Art, studying a broad range of degrees such as Fine Art, Fashion and Textile Retailing, Interior and Spatial Design, Marketing, Surface Pattern Design, Costume Design and Fashion Communication and Promotion to name but a few.

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