Course Type: Full Time

Level 3 Fashion and Textiles

  • Course Code AAA0761
  • Start Date 3rd September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

This course will give you the opportunity to explore a range of materials, media and techniques. You will produce work which investigates and explores your creativity and knowledge of this industry through researching traditional and contemporary designers, combining this with hands on practical skills development.


All students on the course are offered the opportunity to work with industry and take on commercial commission work.


In your first year you will learn about a wide range of textile techniques and generate ideas which can be applied to explore through fashion and textile design. You will need to be open minded, creative and experimental. You will work to diverse exciting briefs relevant to your interest in this area. In year two you will tailor your interests to develop your own individual style to create a professional portfolio of work relevant to your chosen progression route or career.


The course also acts as a pathway into Higher Education with the Extended Diploma being equivalent to three A levels. You can achieve up to 168 UCAS points on completion of this course.

An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment using class based assignments and portfolio of evidence

How will I be taught?

A mixture of classroom, practical and workshop work.

The course is very practical, and is delivered by tutors with a wealth of experience.

Qualifications needed

Four GCSEs at C (4) or above, or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above, preferably in appropriate subject areas. Level 2 English/literacy is essential. Level 2 Math/numeracy is desirable. Students without either or both will be encouraged to study them alon

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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