Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Costume


This course is for students who want to explore all areas of fashion and costume from initial design concept through to garment creation.

Where can I study?

What will I learn?

The course consists of Fashion and Costume Design, History of Fashion and Costume, Pattern Construction, Garment Construction, Creative Textiles techniques, Printed textiles, Presentation and Portfolio Techniques, Drawing and Fashion Illustration techniques.

GREAT Ambitions!

If you are aged 16-18 then this course will form part of your Study Programme. The Buckinghamshire College Group Study Programme is called GREAT Ambitions and is focused on preparing you for your future career. As well as studying your chosen course you will gain real work experience and study essential maths, English and digital skills. You will also gain valuable enterprise and business skills through regular group tutorials. Our Study Programme will equip you to achieve your great ambitions.

Example modules
Pattern Construction
Garment Construction
Creative Textiles techniques
Printed textiles

How will I be assessed?

Practical & written assignments. Written feedback is given throughout.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, one or which must be English or Maths OR have acheived a Merit in Level 2 Art and Design or Fashion, including a pass grade at English and Maths.


Employment or University, with opportunites in Fashion Design, Communication, Marketing and more.

Costs & funding

This course is fully funded for students who are 16-18 years of age.

Course Specification

Qualification type: Level 3
Mode of study: Full-Time Courses
Start date: September
Course code: FFASHL3DP
Duration (weeks): 36

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Help with fees may be available depending on your personal circumstances. More information

Fees for 2018/19 are yet to be confirmed. Please contact Admissions for further information 

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