BTEC LEVEL 3 IN ART & DESIGN SPECIALISING IN FASHION &
N O I H S A F EXAMINATION BOARD
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Over the 360 learning hours of the course you will be set a number of projects in AIMS OF THE COURSE the form of design briefs. These briefs will The aim of this course is to develop skills incorporate different elements of design, in fashion design, clothing manufacture, manufacture and presentation that will pattern cutting and fashion visualisation cover all aspects of the following course to the level required in order to achieve units: the level 3 certificate in Fashion and Mandatory units Clothing. Mandatory Units Credit Level On this course you will learn to: Unit 1 – Visual Recording in Art and Design • Design original garments that reflect Unit 2 – Materials, Techniques and your own area of interest within Fashion Processes in Design. Unit 3 – Ideas and Concepts in Art and • Illustrate your designs using a Design variety of traditional methods and Unit 4 – Communication Through Art and computer software. Design • Use specialist equipment and techniques Optional Units (Fashion specialist) to draft and cut paper patterns for your Unit 1 - Visual recording in Fashion and own garment designs clothing • Identify different types of cloth, Unit 120 - Fashion Media Techniques and recognise their different qualities and Technology select the cloth that is appropriate for Unit 121 - Pattern Construction for Fashion your designs and Clothing • Use the correct tools and machinery necessary to produce garments ASSESSMENT • Use a wide range of manufacturing All units within the Diploma are internally techniques in order to make garments assessed. Each of the units within the of your own design qualification has specific assessment Edexcel
and grading criteria, a summative unit grade will be awarded at pass, merit or distinction levels. Grading will be done for the relevant units on completion of each project brief, with there being more than one opportunity to achieve all grades in the respective units.
WHERE CAN I GO AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE?
There are a whole range of career paths within the Fashion industry, such as Design, Manufacture, Pattern Cutting, Fashion Retail, Fashion Merchandising, and Fashion Buying. This course will introduce you to those career paths and guide you to the one that is most suited to your skills. There are many excellent Fashion degree courses in the Midlands that cover the wide range of career options. By the end of this course you will have built up a portfolio of design work and a range of garments and skills that will be essential to you getting a place on a degree course or entering the Fashion industry on completion of your certificate.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General