Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles Pathway) HNC Level 4

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    Level 4

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    One Year

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    September 2019


The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles Pathway) HNC provides a specialist programme of study that covers the technical knowledge, understanding and practical skills relevant to careers in the Fashion sector.

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Fashion is to develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the creative industries and adapt to a constantly changing world.

The course has been designed to meet the needs of the contemporary creative industries. This dynamic and rapidly changing sector of the global economy covers a wide range of subjects, including those of fashion.

What will I do?

The Level 4 Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles Pathway) HNC is made up of four standard mandatory units, as well as two mandatory units from your chosen ‘specialist pathway’. You will also study two chosen optional units that can be discussed with your tutor to suit your preferred pathway.

Standard mandatory units for Level 4 include:

  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson set unit)
  • Techniques and Processes

Specialist mandatory units for Level 4 include:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Fashion and Textile Practices

The course is delivered using a balance between practical and theory. We include e-learning, one-to-one support, events and speakers.

You will have access to Boston College’s creative art facilities which include, art studios and workshop, textiles and fashion equipment such as sewing machines, embroidery machine, Computer Aided design equipment , Apple Mac computers and industry standard software, digital SLR cameras and iPads.

The entry requirements for the Level 4 Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles Pathway) HNC are a Merit or Distinction at Level 3 in a related subject, or Access to HE qualification, or an A level equivalent (minimum 80 new UCAS points) in related subjects.

You will also need to have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above, or Functional Skills Level 2 and/or minimum IELTS score of 6.

Individual cases will be considered, as well as relevant work experience will also be taken in to consideration if you fall outside of any of the above entry qualifications.

If you are concerned about the above entry requirements an alternative course available is the Level 3 Art and Design Extended Diploma.

The Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles Pathway) HNC will take you one year to complete. You will attend College two days a week, 9:30am-4:30pm.

Independent study will also be necessary.

The Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles Pathway) HNC will cost you £5550.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

You can apply for a student loan to cover the costs of course fees. You may also be able to apply for various grants and loans to support your learning. Specific advice regarding student loans and other benefits can be obtained from

The careers team based in College can also assist your application. Please contact them via the Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The assessment of Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications is criterion-referenced and you will provide evidence in the form of assignments, which are assessed against the unit learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

  • Written Assignments
  • Practical

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