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Fashion & Textiles Advanced (Level 3)

Fashion & Textiles Advanced (Level 3)


Fashion & Textiles Advanced (Level 3)

This UAL Awarding Body program will introduce the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree-level study in art and design, or employment. Based in a dedicated building equipped with the latest industry relevant resources and taught by staff with a high degree of industry experience in their field.

Course information



4 GCSEs grades 9-4 OR equivalent.


UAL Applied General Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3).


This qualification is assessed through:

Year 1:

one external assessment taken at the end of the course, which is set and marked by UAL Awarding Body.

Year 2:

one internally assessed project taken at the end of the second unit, which is marked by the centre and moderated by UAL Awarding Body.

Course content

Year 1: Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation in Art and Design

Year 2: Unit 2: Specialist Practice in Art and Design

  • Working with specialists from a range of careers in fashion and textiles
  • Exploring surface print
  • Textile print and exploration
  • Garment design and construction
  • Fashion visualisation and illustration
  • Branding, marketing and communication
  • Design, development and refinement
  • Contextual underpinning from relevant designers and themes in the industry

Next steps

Course progression:
  • HNC/HND Fashion and Textiles at Bedford College
  • BA (Hons) Top up degree with UoN through Bedford College
  • A wide range of specialist degree courses within the Fashion & Textiles umbrella
Career progression:
  • Fashion designer
  • Illustrator
  • Visual merchandising
  • Textile design
  • Stylist
  • Interior design
  • Buyer
  • Merchandising
  • Brand management
  • Communication

Additional information

  • A material list will be given during welcome day for any specific material requirements.
  • No uniforms
  • £60 approximate trip fee

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Bedford College
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Bedford College Fashion & Textiles Level 3
Art & Design


I’ve always been interested in fashion and textiles. While I enjoyed studying Art at school, I preferred hands-on work rather than drawing and painting. I looked around at opportunities to study Textiles after my GCSEs and found Bedford College.

I chose to study here because of the quality of the sketchbooks of current students; they were amazing. Now, two years on, my sewing skills have greatly improved, I’ve made numerous garments and have really enjoyed developing design ideas within my own sketchbook.

I’ve also explored print screening and made a paper dress. I was really proud of the print I designed to go on greeting cards and wrapping paper. The title of the project was ‘Words and Meanings’. We had to create spider diagrams of seven different words and then take one into a design concept. I decided to look into the work ‘secrecy’ and developed my print from there.

The tutors at College are fantastic and you can work at your own pace. I like to be very neat and accurate in my work and the tutors always encourage this.

I am going to the University of Portsmouth in September to study Fashion & Textiles and I’m looking forward to exploring all the different opportunities within the industry.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.