ALERT : Change to May Half-Term dates: Half-term for students will start on Thursday 21st May 2020, online teaching will start again on Monday 1st June 2020. This is because your teachers are working on calculated grades
Note: You will have seen in the news that some schools/colleges are preparing for students to return on 1st June. This is not the case for us. Please continue with your learning at home until you hear otherwise.
Ardleigh Green Campus is open – only for those students that have been identified as needing to attend. All other Havering Campuses remain closed.
You will learn essential skills such as how to research, with a focus on
developing your creativity in order to realise your design ideas.You will learn
technical processes, including acquiring garment construction skills, such as
sewing seams and inserting zips, as well as learning fundamental flat pattern
To enhance your work you will learn how to individualise your garments with
print techniques and processes in a fully equipped studio, from simple mono
printing and block printing to more advanced techniques such as screen printing;
you will also learn textiles processes including how to embroider by hand and
machine, dye fabric and use applique.
You can expect to study:
Visual language in fashion, including observational drawings and fashion
Studio practice (garment construction and pattern cutting as well as
Print, including mono printing, block printing, heat transfer printing and
Researching themes and trends
Materials, processes and technical skills for realising your design ideas
Problem solving in 2D and 3D in relation to pattern cutting and garment
Exhibiting your final major project
The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. It is a complete
programme and is not taken with any other course. You will develop various
fashion skills and create a portfolio of work to prepare you for further study
or employment within the industry.
You will also undertake a final end-of-year project that will allow you to
utilise the skills you have acquired. We’re proud of our community of creative
artists and you’ll be encouraged to collaborate with others to deliver an
industry-like experience. We will support your development as a designer in a
range of areas.
5 GCSEs at grade 4, including English and/or Maths, plus a successful portfolio interview.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course provides students with a portfolio for
progression to our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (which will prepare
you for transition to higher education), or directly to degree level courses in
a wide range of subjects, such as Fashion and Design, Textiles, Merchandising or
Fashion Photography, among others. The course develops a wide range of
transferrable skills in presenting, problem solving and collaboration, which are
beneficial for most careers. It also enables students to develop the confidence,
knowledge and skills needed to go directly to work in the fashion industry, or
seek a vocational apprenticeship or trainee role.
Did You Know? There are more than two million jobs in the creative
industries and creative jobs have increased by 30.6% since 2011. Creative jobs
are future-proof jobs – 87% of creative jobs are at low or no risk of
automation. (Source: Creative Industries Federation 2017).
Course Assessment Method
100% Coursework, including practical/written assessments.