BTEC National Extended Certificate in Art & Design: Fashion & Textiles

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code KN16
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The qualification gives a coherent introduction to the study of Fashion and Textiles. Students develop their own textiles work and gain an understanding of the creative process. This course has been designed for Post 16 Fashion and Textiles students who are keen designers and want the opportunity to learn and apply a variety of techniques to their work.  It will prepare candidates for further or higher education, to follow courses in a broad range of Fashion and Textiles based subjects, and to pursue a career in the creative industries. 

Fashion: You will be introduced to the key techniques and processes in Fashion. You will develop your own designs and will be introduced to the practice of translating your designs into garments through basic pattern-cutting and manufacturing techniques. You will also look at methods used to create markets and promote fashion.

Textiles: You will be introduced to the key areas of Textiles. You will investigate woven and constructed textiles, surface pattern design and the development and manufacture of these through traditional methods and digital applications. You will explore the materials, processes and techniques used in the development of different textile products and be introduced to the cultural and contextual influences which influence textile design. 


Unit 1: Visual Recording and Communication 

Unit 2: Critical and Contextual Studies in Art &Design 

Unit 3: The Creative Process 

Unit 4: Fashion or Textiles Materials, Techniques and Processes 

How will it be delivered?

This is a two year course comprised of externally and internally assessed units. There are no timed examinations, and assessment is 100% coursework based.

Entry requirements

Minimum of five 9-4 grades in GCSE examinations including English and Maths.

Your next steps...

See Careers Leader for more information.

Future courses & possible careers:

  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
  • BA (Hons) Textile Design
  • Fashion Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Retail Buyer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Stylist