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Technical Skills for Fashion, Higher

National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D)

The programme has a strong emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding to meet the needs of the sector. BTEC Higher Nationals are recognised by employers as providing learners with the key concepts and practical skills for direct progression to either Higher Education or employment within the Fashion Industry.

Learners will have the opportunity to master the essential techniques for their chosen pathway and develop their higher level skills in Fashion.

The programme is offered on both a part time and full time basis with the framework providing the flexibility to develop and support continuous professional development opportunities. Learners who achieve their BTEC Level 4 HNC can progress to the BTEC level 5 HND specialism and potentially progress to either a further degree programme or employment.

The course consists of the choice of two specialist pathways:

Pathway A will cover pattern construction, manufacture and production operations for fashion and tailoring.

Pathway B explores concepts for costume design, and costume design and production for performing arts.

Special features: Within the programme learners will have to complete a level of professional practice. Strong links with the sector skills council and creative industries will facilitate industry related assignment briefs and realistic scenarios that provide an opportunity for learners to acquire professional work ethics, time management skills and team working. Learning is supported by contextual visits to galleries, museums and the working environment and enhanced by contributions from visiting lecturers and guest speakers.

Skills and Knowledge Developed: The programme will provide learners with the opportunity to master the essential skills of their chosen specialism and develop higher level skills to meet the skills shortages within the industry.

Learners will broaden their experience and depth of knowledge allowing them to develop skills and attributes for an essential career in the industry. Learners will develop a deep understanding of the relationship between the designer and maker and final outcome. They will be equipped with the skills necessary to translate a design and creative idea to a finished and wearable outcome. Design ideas will be presented evocatively though appropriate visual material and practical outcomes both 2D and 3D will demonstrate a high aesthetic, skilful manufacture and a strong theoretical understanding.

Please note: this course will only run when there is sufficient numbers.

This programme will produce graduates skilled in a range of specialist practical areas. Progression will be through direct entry into the industry or through further study at Postgraduate level.

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This programme will produce graduates skilled in a range of specialist practical areas. Progression will be through direct entry into the industry or through further study at Postgraduate level.

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The Arts Centre
Myrtle Street, L7 7JA

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