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Fashion & Textiles Top-up HND

Fashion & Textiles Top-up HND

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Key Information

Start date:September 2024

Institutional code:O10


Duration:2 years Part Time 1 year Full Time

Course type:Full and Part Time

Fees per year 20/21:Full-time £5,995; Part-time £2,998

Additional costs per year:Art materials – up to £300. Relevant software including a Creative Cloud subscription.

Delivery Method:Face-to-face via Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials


Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Fashion and Textiles

Our HND in Fashion and Textiles will equip you with the skills you need to bring your ideas and your creativity to life. This course has been designed to respond to the changing world of fashion, provide emerging designers with the range of transferable skills and experience needed to build a successful career in this exciting and fast-paced industry.

You will be able to place your design skills within a working context and prepare for entering the professional world by creating an online presence. You will also learn promotional and networking tools as part of the course content.

Course content year 1 - modules

Module B: Professional Creative Practice

B1: Personal Professional Development

B2: Professional Project

Placements and work experience

The course has been developed to meet the needs of industry and the curriculum has been planned to reflect working practices. Contact with employers is a key part of this, including live briefs, industry seminars and conferences.

Students are encouraged to seek placement work to enhance their employability and are supported by a dedicated HE Careers & Graduate Outcomes Officer.

What careers can the course lead to?

Fashion Designer, Garment Technologist, Retail Designer, Surface Pattern Designer, Textile Designer, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Buyer

Teaching and assessment methods

Teaching consists of lectures and seminars, workshops and tutorials. These are designed to build autonomous and independent learning facilitating development of academic skills, experiences and techniques.

Live briefs and visits enable students to engage with industry and employers. Assessment is through coursework and portfolio building

Facilities particular to the course

The Creative courses at UCO all benefit from access to our Mac and PC Suites. The department has a laser cutter, 3D printers, large format digital printers, motion capture suits and VR technology to support a wide range of digital processes.

In addition, Fashion, Graphic Design and Illustration students have the use of screen-printing facilities and presses in our specialist printmaking studio.

Entry Requirements

Entry onto the course will be via a successful interview,
A typical profile for a student who has recently been in education would consist of:

  • GCSE English and Maths grades at C/4 or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications
  • HNC in a related subject

Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

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