This course offers students the chance to develop their understanding of the whole design process in relation to surface design and textile products. They are taught by industry professionals who really support the whole creative process of learning for a career or university level study.

This course in Textiles looks at textile design and manipulation. It allows students the opportunity to focus on a wide range of applications including textiles for fashion, for interior design or as fine art and crafts, opening a range of career options.

Students are encouraged to experiment with a wide range of conventional and non-traditional materials, techniques and processes including fabric manipulation, printing and embroidery.
Tutors are practising textile professionals who guide students to their individual career pathway and are successful in doing so.

Students also experience live briefs and competitions and some have the opportunity to exhibit their work in Paris at the International Trade Show, Premiere Vision.

Duration: Two years
Entry requirements: A minimum of four GCSEs A*-C including maths and English minimum D plus a portfolio of work.
Final grades from the BTEC will give the following maximum UCAS point score of:168
Additional Study
You can also study an A-Level in Photography, English Language or Psychology alongside this course (you will need 5 GCSEs A*-B and maths and English minimum C to do this)

*English Language and Psychology availability is subject to course timetable. Please see BTEC Extended Diploma + 1 A-Level entry criteria for eligibility.


Successful completion of the course will give you the qualifications and skills required to progress on to a range of degree courses or to go directly into industry. Careers include:
  • Merchandiser
  • Stylist
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Designer
  • Textile Artist
  • Men, Women & Childrens Wear Designer
  • Retailer
  • Studio Designer
  • Buyer
  • Interior Designer
  • Fashion Promote