About the course
The Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion) gives you a solid understanding of broad Fashion Design practices, skills and techniques. The course is designed mainly for school leavers who have experience of Art & Design at GCSE level, as well as having a passion and desire to explore the diverse subject area that is covered by Fashion Design. The Diploma consists of 9 units equalling 1.5 A-Levels. These will be delivered through the year and will carry over into the Extended Diploma if you choose to progress. The course is a 2-year programme, with the option of opting out after completing 1 year. Anyone who is 16 or 17 at the start of the Foundation Diploma is able to progress onto the second year (Extended Diploma) for free, but fees will apply for those who will be 19+.
This course is part of a wider study programme, which includes a tutorial and personal development element, work experience opportunities through outside set projects and design challenges, and development of English and Maths Skills through embedded activities.
Benefits for Students
As a student of City of Bristol College, you will have free access to:
The Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Premier, Dreamweaver, Animate and many many more. You will also have access to Adobe Online and use of Adobes online platforms and cloud storage space for all your work and resources. This would normally cost you £15 per month but is absolutely free as part of your course
Microsoft Office, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as access to Office 365, which gives you online access to the web-based applications and 1TB of personal cloud storage space.
- Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.
- If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement.
- If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees.
5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C in old grading system) or above which must include English and/or Maths or equivalent (L2 Functional Skills), a Higher Diploma (which is equivalent to 7 GCSEs at grade 4-9 A*-C), NVQ 2 or Level 2 Diploma at merit grade with ideally GCSE English and Maths at minimum Grade C or equivalent (L2 Functional Skills).
You will be enrolled on the Diploma, which is a one year course. Upon successful completion of year one, you can progress onto the Extended Diploma in year two.