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Art, Design and Fashion

Fashion and Textiles Level 3 T Level

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2024 and lasts for two years.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths.

T Levels are only available for 16-18 year olds. 19+ students can apply for the Access to HE course.

You will achieve

T Level in Textile and Fashion Maker

Course overview

Our Fashion and Textile T Level qualification has been designed in partnership with employers to give you the industry skills you need in order to start your career within the fashion industry.

You will complete an industry placement of at least 45 days – providing you with real-world experience. T Levels offer you a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience.

Course content

Course themes:

  • Creative economy
  • Cultural context
  • Research skills
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Analysing, interpreting and responding to a creative proposition or a given brief taking on board purpose and end user
  • Refining and communicating ideas for product development
  • Experimenting with materials, processes, tools and techniques to determine suitability for purpose
  • Using selected materials and applying appropriate processes, tools and techniques, to realise ideas and fulfil the brief
  • Reviewing and evaluating the activities and development against the original brief or proposition to refine product(s)

T Levels are assessed through a mixture of coursework, examination and your industry placement.

T Levels allow for progression on to higher education, such as HTQs, Higher Apprenticeships or Degrees. Alternatively, you may seek employment after completing your course, and the work experience you complete during your studies will give you crucial experience and knowledge to use in your work.

See what careers are available in the Art, Graphics and Fashion sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fashion and Textiles Level 3 T Level

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