FASHION DESIGN AND PRODUCTION BTEC ADVANCED LEVEL 3 DOUBLE

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Exam board: edexcel

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO START THE COURSE

General qualifications for your chosen pathway (see What to study/LaSWAP pathways)

GCSE grade 5 and above in art, design and technology textiles, product design, graphics or photography. GSCE grade 4 considered with a strong portfolio of evidence. Art or Design L2 diploma – Merit & portfolio of work.

This qualification is for post 16 students intending to gain employment in the fashion industry, possibly after further study in higher education and is designed to be studied over two years alongside additional qualifications.

YEAR 12 COURSE SPECIFICATION

Textiles materials, techniques and processes

Managing a client brief

Fashion Design

Pattern Development Methods and techniques

Fashion materials, techniques and processes

YEAR 13 COURSE SPECIFICATION

Manufacturing methods for fashion

Fashion promotion

Professional practice in art and design

Developing and realising creative intentions

 

LEARNING AND SKILLS

This qualification is designed to give students a technical understanding of fashion, design and production. Students gain knowledge and skills in design, pattern cutting, manufacturing methods and promotion in order to produce fashion projects.

In the units there are opportunities to practice and develop employability skills, including cognitive and problem solving skills, intrapersonal skills (communication, working collaboratively, negotiating) and interpersonal skills (self-management, adaptability and resilience)

Many of the units encourage students to develop the specific practical skills that employers seek

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

The full diploma is made up of 9 units over two years, two units of which are externally assessed by Edexcel.

 

UNITS

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT

DURATION

WEIGHTING

Textiles materials, techniques and processes

internal

60 GLH

1

Managing a client brief

External – mandatory pass

120 GLH

2

Fashion Design

Internal – mandatory pass

60

1

Pattern Development Methods and techniques

Internal – mandatory pass

60

 1

Fashion materials, techniques and processes

 

Internal – mandatory pass

60

1

Manufacturing methods for fashion

 

Internal – mandatory pass

60

1

Fashion promotion

 

Internal – mandatory pass

60

1

Professional practice in art and design

 

Internal – mandatory pass

120

2

Developing and realising creative intentions

 

External – mandatory pass

120

2

 

FUTURE PROSPECTS

Full degree courses:

  • BA (hons) Fashion Design
  • BA (hons) Fashion Business and Promotion
  • BA (hons) Performance Sportswear Design

 

Foundation Degree, BTEC Higher courses, such as:

  • FdA Fashion Design, Pattern Cutting & Construction
  • FdA in Fashion, Retail & Enterprise
  • HND Fashion

 

If students do not wish to go on to higher education, the focus on technical skills in the fashion industry allows students to apply for junior roles immediately such as:

  • Junior designer
  • Trainee pattern cutter
  • Stylist
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Fashion studio assistant