Pearson BTEC Level Five Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion)

Do you want to be the next Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney or Vera Wang? Do you have a flare for design and love of fashion? Well if so our Level 5 HND in Fashion is for you!

Students undertake a substantial core of learning in the Higher National Certificate and can build on this in the Higher National Diploma, with optional units linked to their specialist area of study. Studying at the hub of our East Riding College campus in Bridlington will provide you with the space to work in our fantastic studio facilities that will assist in the development of your industry work. You will be required to undertake study trips and exhibition visits that will underpin your project work, and enhance a broader range of subject knowledge for your specialism. Whether you are completely new to the industry or have studied before and want take your skillset to the next level. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding for digital design, experimental pattern cutting and garment production. You will gain industry experience through live briefs which provide you with further insight into the fashion industry from a comprehensive perspective. Our previous students have worked with global companies such as Lee Jeans and Boohoo and found this invaluable experience for their industry portfolios.

Who is this qualification for?

The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Art and Design are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the creative industries sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in creative industries. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the creative industries sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Art and Design give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

What will I study?

  • Unit 36- Advanced Fashion Studies
  • Unit 50- Material Selection and Specification
  • Unit 62- Trend Forecasting
  • Unit 33- Applied Practice (Collaborative Project)
  • Unit 32- Professional Practice
  • Unit 58 – Creative Industry Placement

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, work-based assignments, work experience, practical assessment, portfolio development and formal presentations.

All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists.  They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.  

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer to the HE Assessment Policy (section 5) and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

You will be taught through a variety of lectures, presentations, group discussions, workshop sessions and taught demonstrations for practical sessions. You will also be required to undertake independent self-directed learning and work-based assessments.

Entry requirements

  • Pearson BTEC Level Four Higher National Certificate in Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles)
  • Successful interview with visual portfolio and demonstrating commitment to the subject

Accreditation of prior learning Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to East Riding College Admissions Policy.

What next?

Progression on to BA (Hons) degree second year, or professional practice in a range of careers in fashion, art, crafts, graphics and related industries, including fashion styling and clothes design.

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