Fashion Design

L3 Level 3
Full Time
5 September 2022 — 23 June 2023
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Our 90 Credit Diploma in Fashion Design course is perfect for individuals keen to develop a strong foundation of understanding in the fashion industry. Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, this programme will offer students a range of practical subjects within Fashion & Textiles including:

  • Fashion Illustration
  • Life Drawing
  • Pattern Cutting and Construction
  • 3D Textiles and Fashion Design
  • Art History
  • Photography

During the second year of the course, students will have the flexibility of designing their own project exploring an area of their choice.

This course has been specifically designed to develop each individual's skills and knowledge of the sector, whilst helping them find their chosen specialism and possible career path. All learning will take place in the College's fantastic, dedicated studios and multimedia suites.

What you will study

There are 18 modules in this Diploma, of which 8 provide a grounding in skills required for the entire course. The remaining 10 specialist units are designed to give students a broad portfolio for career progression.

This course is studied over two years and carries UCAS points.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Studio Fees: £65.00

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs A* - C, including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications are accepted including a Merit at Level 2.
  • You will be invited to an interview where you will need to bring along a portfolio of your creative work

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assessment and regular assignments

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

5 September 2022

End date

23 June 2023

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

19.5 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in


What our students say

Everyone is really friendly and the learning experience has been great - the tutors are always supportive. I'd recommend going to College as it's a great route into university or work. I'm lucky enough to be studying a course I really enjoy and that's the most important thing.

Felix Ray
Art and Design Level 3 student

Career prospects & further study


Within the Creative industries, there are nearly 3,000 job openings predicted from now until 2024 and a 16.0% growth in Cardiff Capital Region (EMSI, 2018).

After completing this course, successful candidates may have the option to progress onto courses at University. Many students will also pursue employment opportunities within the creative industry

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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