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Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)

Art & Design (Photography, Fashion & Graphics)

Mode of study Part-time
Duration 30 Weeks
Campus English Bridge Campus
Start date 16 September 2020
Tuition Fee £450
Exam/Reg Fee £58
Course code PLR2ART011 (2021)
Runs on Wednesday
  • Who is it for?

    This course is for learners interested in dressmaking, sewing and textiles.

  • Entry Requirements

    No formal qualifications are needed but some evidence of ability and a keen interest in the subject.

  • What does the course involve?

    The course will involve learning dressmaking skills and techniques; taking correct body measurements, following a commercial pattern, pattern adaptation and alteration, garment assembly, different seam finishes, different fastenings, working with different fabrics and their application.

    There is a research element into using these skills in creative enterprise and the working environment.

    A portfolio of work will be produced by each learner, which will be assessed

  • How is the course assessed?

    Work is assessed by use of materials, tools and equipment, research into creative enterprise and employment opportunities, development of ideas, a portfolio of work and a final piece.

    Through completion of set projects these are marked internally and verified by the exam board (NCFE). The marks are all related to coursework.

    Learners will need to provide their own patterns, fabrics and some basic tools.


  • Additional Notes

    Learners can choose what garment to make, originality and individuality are encouraged through tutor’s guidance.



  • Further Information

    You will need to provide your own basic sewing kit (tape measure; fabric scissors; sewing needles; pins; unpicker) and you will need to purchase your own fabrics during each project.  Plus 2H & 4H pencils; sharpener; rubber; paper scissors; A4 files and plastic pockets & sketch books.  (The teacher will advise you of all of this at the start of the course).

    More in depth information about the qualification can be found on the NCFE website:

    Search under 'qualification' for - NCFE Level 2 Award in Creative Craft (Textiles), Ref: 601/3361/2/TEX



  • Other details

    Learners can progress on to study a full time programme.

  • What do I do next?

    If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email:

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.