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Level 3

Fashion & Textile Design | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Practice | Level 3


Do you aspire for a career within the specialist area of fashion or textile design, then this is the course for you. It is a fast-paced and practical route, giving you the skills to develop ideas and design for a range of areas within the fashion and textiles creative industries sector.

You will develop your individual skills in pattern cutting, illustration, drawing, and construction and you’ll build a knowledge of traditional and digital printing skills using industry-standard facilities within our exciting and vibrant creative industries department. You will have the opportunity to discover your strengths and passion through projects and practical workshops enabling you to choose your specialism and focus on one of the many topic areas, bringing your creativity to life and defining your future path. All teaching staff are experts in their fields, are practicing professionals and are passionate about encouraging their students to uniquely expand their fashion and textiles skills.

  • Design studios
  • Specialist print and sewing workshops (with digital printer, laser cutter, industrial and domestic sewing machines)
  • Live projects commissioned by internal and external clients
  • An impressive alumni profile

This course can be studied over two years; the UAL Diploma is completed in the first year and the UAL Extended Diploma in the second year.

The Fashion & Textiles team also has their very own website, where you can view student and alumni work, and find out more about the course and our fantastic facilities. Visit Fashion | Fashion Textile Design | England

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To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least four GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above, including English and maths, or a Level 2 qualification. You should also have a portfolio of your art/design work. If you do not have the above grades, you can start on Level 2 Art & Design.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


If you want to find out more about what Northbrook College has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.