Fashion and Textiles — Higher National Certificate (HNC)

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Course information

This HNC in Fashion and Textiles 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 essential techniques for
their chosen pathway and develop their higher level skills in Fashion Design.

Modules covered:

Semester 1

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Contextual Studies

  • Individual Project

  • Techniques and Processes

Semester 2

  • Professional Development

  • Fashion & Textile Practices

  • Pattern Cutting and Garment Making

  • Fashion Collection

A fundamental aspect of the student’s development is educational visits which
enhance the course experience and underpin all assignments. Previous
destinations have included Paris (Paris Photo), London and Dublin, giving
students the opportunity to not only add to their own portfolios but also to
network with other photographers at an international level. Guest lectures are
also incorporated into the curriculum to enhance the student’s understanding of
professional practice and previous guest lectures have included acclaimed
photographers, curators, marketing and PR representatives and specialist

The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:

HNC Fashion and Textiles Programme Handbook (19-20)

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


Higher National Certificate in Fashion and Textiles

This course leads to...

This programme produces graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas. Learners who achieve BTEC Level 4 HNC can progress to the BTEC level 5 HND specialism, and potentially progress to either a further degree programme or employment.

Entry Requirements

• Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject (MMM minimum) or 3 A-level qualifications in a relevant subject area
• GCSE English Language at grade C or above or equivalent
• We also welcome applications from those with relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.

All applicants are given the opportunity to attend one of our Open Event workshops and are interviewed face to face (interview questions and portfolio).
Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.

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Course ID: 157653

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at, or contact our HE team at

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