Fashion & Textiles A-Level

This exciting two-year course will encourage you to explore different textiles techniques, gain valuable skills and fully understand the design process. The practical nature of this course will get you designing and making samples ready for the production of larger pieces.




Level 3

Course Type

16 +


A Level


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 03102y1 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

We are surrounded by the tactile world of textiles, fabrics and constructed surfaces. These remain increasingly valuable in our digital world.

During the next two years, you will be given the opportunity to explore and develop skills in the creative areas of printing, fabric dyeing, machine and hand stitching, felt-making, weaving and knitting.

This is a practical course where you will build on your traditional art and design skills, like drawing, painting, and photography, and expand your skills in a number of traditional and new techniques.

You will explore various aspects of textile design and be introduced to a range of techniques and approaches. You will develop new skills and learn how to document your progress in your sketchbooks.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

An Art related GCSE grade 4 or an assessed portfolio of work.

How will I be assessed?

You will be set regular assignments and projects that will create identified assessment points. These will feed into your progress tracking file, which will enable us to measure your progress and make grade predictions. In the second year, your assessment will be based on the work that you complete.

What qualification will I achieve?

Once you have completed this course, you will achieve an A-Level in Fashion and Textiles, awarded by Eduqas.

What can I do after completing this course?

After completing this course, you may choose to continue studying with us on our Level 4 Creative Enterprise course or progress to university in a creative degree subject.

Are there any extra costs?

There will be some extra costs involved with this course as we will organise trips to exhibitions both locally and to London.

Additional Info

As a Visual Arts student, you will be eligible to participate in the annual International study trip. Recent destinations have been Berlin, Hong Kong, Madrid, New York, Paris and Chicago.

We also recommend that you undertake five hours of home or studio study per week. You will be encouraged to participate in local and national competitions and exhibitions such as the Saatchi Annual Student Awards, the Royal Academy Student Online Summer Show, the pan-Sussex Farley's Yard Art Award and local exhibitions at the Hop gallery, the Depot, Lewes and Southern Rail train stations such as Haywards Heath, Eastbourne and Lewes.