Fashion and Textiles HND (TOP-UP) | Walsall College

Fashion and Textiles HND (TOP-UP)

This course is the natural progression from the HNC Fashion and Textiles and enables further development and expoloration of your studies to top-up your achievement to HND level. This exciting and comprehensive 16 unit course will prepare you for a career in the fashion and textiles industry. Throughout the course you will gain realistic 'industrial' level exoerience in order to prepare you for the workplace.

Fashion designers generally work in three different areas: 'haute couture', designer ready-to-wear and high-street fashion. Within these areas, they will often specialise further, for example in men's, children's or sportswear. The course will provide opportunities to develop your personal vision and ideas and explore areas of specific interest to you. It will also encourage you to develop your creative skills. On completion of the course you will be well-versed in the many aspects of fashion design, textil design and production. These skills will be complemented by an understanding of the historical, social, political and, economic influences on fashion design and, a sound knowledge of business and marketing principles to ensure a broad understanding of the industry and its organisation.

The course offers a broad experience for fashion illustration and design including projects set by associates from industry. Pattern construction, garment production and textile embellishment all play an important part of the course. You will be encouraged to enter prestigious competitions, to gain placements and employment in the industry, encouraged to progress and establish your own label or to continue to develop your skills to degree level. All students have the opportunity of taking part in a fashion show or high profile fashion shoot. Fashion students also have the opportunity to participate in exhibiting at Clothes Show Live event at the NEC.

Applications to all Full Time Undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS. If you only wish to apply to this college please contact us and we will process your UCAS application for you.

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- A levels or equivalent related Level 4 qualification (such as the HNC Diploma)
- Relevant work experience will be considered
- All applicants will require an initial assessment and interview
Please apply through UCAS

You can progress to the Level 6 BA (Hons) Fashion Design (TOP-UP) at Walsall College or second or third year of a degree or honours degree at university, depending on the match of the HND units to the degree course in question. Employment or self employment.

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Basic Information

Course Code P03F5FAD0P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 5
Type Full-Time
Fee £5500, Other fees: £10 Learning Pass with Photocopying & Printing Credit
Start Date Sep 21 2020

Higher Education Loan & Bursary

You may be eligible for a Higher Education Loan or Bursary when studying this course.


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Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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