T Level Craft and Design - Textiles and Fashion Maker

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18


T Level

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-Time, 2 Years

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 17166.00
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Course Code


Course Overview

T Levels are new qualifications that will follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels. The T Level Technical qualification in Craft and Design will combine classroom theory and practical learning, and are made up of the following:
 Technical Qualification: the substantial component of your course.
 Industry placement: of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days) with an employer to make sure you have authentic experience of the workplace.

The Technical Qualification (TQ) is the main classroom-based element of the T Level. During your two-year course, you will learn the core knowledge that underpins the sector, and you will also develop occupationally specific skills that will allow you to enter skilled employment within a specific occupation 2 Year Programme
 Aimed at 16 -19-year-olds
 Equivalent in size, rigour and depth as 3 A-levels
 Managed by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE)
 Design and content created by employer panels
 Designed for students to have the minimum threshold competencies for an occupational role with in Textiles
 UCAS Points
 Route(s) to paid employment / HE / Higher level Apprenticeships

Course Requirements

At least 4 GCSE’s at grade 4+ including English Language GCSE and maths GCSE.

What you will Learn


The assessment is a mix of Portfolio evidence and exams.


Degree related programmes:
 BA in Pattern and Garment Technology
 BA in Product and Furniture Design
 BA in Fashion Design
 BA in Fashion Textiles
 BA in Design Crafts
 BA in Textiles

Like many degree programmes, there are a spectrum of entry requirements for each of the above, so be prepared to show a portfolio or speak about your experience. When it comes to soft skills, you’ll want to show curiosity, a natural flair, creativity, consistency, patience, and drive.

Career Options

Pattern and Garment Technology Product and Furniture Design Fashion Designer, Fashion Textiles Designer or Buyer Design Crafts Textiles Maker

Mandatory Units

The core component provides a broad understanding of the creative industry and covers the following topics:
 The creative economy
 The individual in the creative industries
 Cultural context and vocabulary
 Professionalism and ethics
 Equality, diversity and inclusion
 Research skill
 Project methodology and administration
 Continued professional development.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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