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Study mode Full Time
Level 1
Duration 36 weeks
Subject Fashion & Tailoring
Suitable for 16-18
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This is a creative course in which students will learn how to develop techniques and skills that are relevant across the creative sector.

This qualification has been specifically devised to provide learners with an introduction to developing personal creativity in an area of art, design or craft.

The portfolio-based approach to assessment will also support the development of communication skills such as teamwork, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, accurately completing tasks and processes and study skills such as research and time management. These skills will help support progression to level 2 and any future chosen course.

Course content

You will learn how to work with colour and perspective through drawing and mixed media exercises as well as the development of design ideas through given project briefs.

You will be expected to attend trips to museums including our own Fashion and Textiles museum as well as other relevant institutions to learn about the world of art and design and for inspiration in relation to project work.

Curriculum units

  • Researching and developing ideas through practical application
  • Working to a design brief
  • Using and handling media and materials in art and design

Qualifications on completion

  • BTEC Introductory Certificate in Art and Design

Entry requirements

You will need at least an Entry Level 3 qualification in English and an interest in studying art and design.


  • BTEC First Extended Certificate in Art and Design
  • Any Level 2 Art and Design course

Fees and funding

This course is free for students aged 16-18. The course fee for adults is TBC plus exam fee TBC.

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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Course code PR000772
Start date 04 Sep 2023
Location East Ham Campus
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