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

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 numerous study trips and exhibition visits that will underpin your project work, and enhance a broader range of subject knowledge for your specialism.

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.

Why take this course?

Industry related briefs.

  • Practical assignments
  • Regular study visits and trips to different cities
  • Highly experienced course tutors
  • Practical and career focused programme
  • Innovative portfolio development
  • Digital design skills

What will I study?

Term 1 

  • Advanced Fashion studies 
  • Applied Practice - A collaborative Project 

Term 2 

  • Styling unit 
  • Creative Industries Placement 

Term 3

  • Professional Practice 

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.

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer the HE Assessment Policy 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

  • 64 UCAS points


  • 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

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.

Additional information

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