TEXTILES - BTEC FASHION & CLOTHING
This is a largely practical course giving students the opportunity to develop their skills in sewing together with fashion design development. In addition to core work, students will have the opportunity to experiment with a number of textile processes including screen and stencil printing, batik, various dying techniques, pattern design and implementation. Students have flexibility to choose the areas of study from the unit list to obtain the required 10 credits for which Awards are marked at Pass, Merit or Distinction. Presentation of an organised portfolio is a key element of this course, which should include both primary and secondary resources sourced by students
During the course students will understand the influence of the design cycle, using this to produce a range of fashion items in answer to set design briefs. Working in conjunction with a number of business and charities, students are able to receive direct feedback for their work creating vital links with industry. Additionally, students are able to research the ethical and environment issues influencing fashion today.