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HNC/ HND Fashion & Textiles (Full Time)

Courses starting September. Call 01539 814700 for details.
09:30 - 16:00

This exciting new course has been designed to enable you to develop your design and craft skills in fashion and textiles, whilst also developing a comprehensive working knowledge of the fashion and textile industry.

The emphasis of the programme is on the application of design and crafting skills to real life projects, linked to the work of the creative fashion and textiles industry.

The College has a long and very successful history of developing individuals to work in a wide range creative industries, with ‘graduates’ of the College achieving success at national and international level from our Level 3 art and design and Level 4 Foundation programmes.

Our studios are equipped with industry-standard textiles, fashion and design technology workshop spaces, with IT facilities on Mac including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Light room software, digital laser cutters for pattern cutting and etching and a fully equipped print room with facilities for screen and mono printing. A professional fashion photography studio with Bowens lighting and professional studio backgrounds is complimented by a wet darkroom for B&W printing for analogue photography-based applications and fashion shoots.

You will work with a dynamic and passionate team of lecturers and technicians with a wide range of real fashion, design and photography industry experience.

The HNC (Level 4) can be completed in one year, the full HND (Level 5) over two years. This course is awarded by Pearson and will take place at the Arts and Media Campus, Beezon Road, Kendal. The course will start in September 2017.

There is an option to complete modules rather than the full qualification. Modules are priced at 625 pounds per module.

Student Finance:
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first higher education qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded. Whether you qualify for student finance depends on certain criteria, please see and our college ‘Student Money’ pages: For more information contact Student Services.


This course is awarded by
Pearson Edexcel

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will have the opportunity to learn skills in the following areas:

Course modules may include:

Higher National Certificate:
- Visual Communication in Art and Design
- Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
- Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
- Professional Practice in Art and Design
- Drawing Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
- Techniques and Processes in Textiles
- Techniques and Processes in Fashion
- Experimental Printed Textiles

Higher National Diploma
- Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
- Experimental Constructed Textiles
- Specialist Textiles Techniques and Processes
- Fashion Promotion and Marketing
- Employability Skills
- Personal and Professional Development
- Textile Collection Realisation
- Fashion Collection Realisation

Course units will be delivered through a combination of practical workshops, Creative fashion and textiles production, lectures, vocational visits and work experience scenarios.

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is from coursework and project work and will contain the following:
- Written assignments
- Practical tasks and project work with a selection of Live clients and briefs

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This course is specifically designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to begin a career in the fashion and textiles industry, or alternatively to progress on to the final year of a relevant degree course.
Our highly qualified and experienced teaching team, have a wealth of industry experience, expertise and industry contacts.  They will provide on-going support, and identify work experience and placement opportunities outside of the College, as they occur.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

64 UCAS points either through:

- Level 3 Extended Diploma (e.g. UAL or BTEC) MPP
- AS/A Levels (with an accompanying portfolio of creative work)

In addition, GCSE grade C or above in both Math and English or equivalent is required.

Applications from mature students are also welcomed who have the appropriate work experience and employer references. All applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.

You will be asked to attend a formal 1:1 interview with a course tutor, who will assess your individual competence and skills in relation to creative art, design and fashion practice

You will also be asked for some written work so that your academic written level can be assessed.

Applications for this course:

Please apply via UCAS -

Part-Time students: Please contact the Student Services Team Leader for an application form:

Student Finance:
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first higher education qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded. Whether you qualify for student finance depends on certain criteria, please see and our college ‘Student Money’ pages:

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Tuition fees displayed are payable per year. The fees displayed are for UK and EU students and are reviewed each academic year.

Tuition fee loans are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start repayments until you are earning more than £21,000 per year.

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