Course description

Studying Fashion & Textile technology course will allow learners to combine theory with practical skills. Learners will demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding, and apply this to planning, making and evaluating fashion/textile items to an appropriate standard. Skills using sewing machines, tools and equipment safely and correctly will be taught as well as textile construction techniques and technologies.An understanding of factors that influence fashion/textile choices and trends will also be developed.

Course progression

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  • Problem solving
  • Organisational
  • Perseverance
  • Analytical skills
  • Resilience
  • Confidence
  • Commercial awareness
  • Presentation skills
  • Managing challenge

Careers through Fashion & Textiles

  • Fashion designer
  • Sportswear designer
  • Theatrical costume designer
  • Costume designer for TV/film
  • Fashion photographer
  • Textile designer
  • Fashion merchandiser
  • Fashion marketing
  • Fashion journalist
  • Fashion blogger
  • Interior designer
  • Retail buyer

Pupil Profile: Rihannon

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Throughout my Senior Phase I have chosen a range of subjects including Art & Design.

This has inspired me as I plan to study Fashion, Textiles and Performance Costume at University. From there I would like to work in the theatre or film industry as a costume designer or maker.

By studying Art & Design I have developed my creativity skills as well as my organisational and time management skills, by working under pressure to complete my work by the deadlines.