Fashion and Clothing - UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma


Fashion and Clothing - UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

About the course

This is a fashion and clothing practical and work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic fashion workplace situations, activities and demands. Alongside learning about the fashion industry you'll develop the skills you need to start a career in fashion or Higher Education. The Diploma is a one-year course that enables you to progress onto the Extended Diploma second year course.

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above 
  • Alternatively, you need a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction, including Functional Skills in English Level 2.

This course will give you experience across a range of Fashion and Design disciplines, such as pattern cutting, garment construction, drawing, textiles, mixed media, photography and visual recording. You will also learn digital design and editing through CAD software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Day-to-day, you will engage in practical workshops, lectures, debates, gallery visits and independent research. You will learn new skills and develop experience using a number of specialist materials, techniques and processes.

You will also develop your English and communication skills through contextual studies, ideas and concepts, and visual communication and through presentations to tutors and peer group.

You will develop your creative potential while working on your own fashion application, exploration and realisation.

When experimenting with specialist techniques and processes, you will improve your understanding of the visual language in fashion and design.

Each term you will work on a number of assignments, and will exhibit your practical work around the College through an end-of-year exhibition/fashion show.

Assessment is through coursework and your contribution to end-of-term student showcase exhibitions of work and a fashion show.

You can progress onto a Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Textiles with Fashion pathway at City and Islington College or a range of BA courses such as fashion, textiles and fashion marketing.

Before coming to the College I was not very happy, but the course, my teachers and my classmates have changed my life.

Sinem Sahin

Sinem Sahin

Studied: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Destination: Studying at the London College of Fashion

Sinem was struggling with her self-esteem. As a hard-of-hearing student she struggles to communicate, but her confidence and skills have developed to the point she has now been awarded a £10,000 scholarship to study at the London College of Fashion.

She said: “Before coming to the College I wasn't very happy, but the course, my teachers and my classmates have changed my life.

“On the course I have studied textiles in depth and have experimented and learned new techniques. I love using pattern cutting and garment contraction creating contracted shapes. I am now never afraid to experiment and try out ideas. In the future I hope to own my label.”

Course information

Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
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2 Years
Business, Arts and Technology
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

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