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Art & Design (Textiles) (Level 5 Higher National Diploma)

Pearson BTEC
Art & Design

Course Overview

This is an exciting yet intensive 2 year course offering the opportunity to experience a wide range of textile practices and design skills through exploration and experimentation with processes, materials and ideas.The 1st year of the course encourages you to explore a variety of textile processes, including printed and embellished textiles, weave and multi-media textiles before more specialist work in 2nd year where you will refine ideas during design development and textile processes in order to produce more resolved design outcomes. The course is intended to provide you with a framework to support you to develop in-depth knowledge and skills associated with this specialist subject.This course will encourage both practical and intellectual skills in a stimulating and supportive environment.You will be introduced to a wide range of research techniques and creative exploration that underpins textile design. When you complete the course, you may be able to progress onto a relevant degree programme at university with exemptions from Year 1 and Year 2 in some cases, or seek employment opportunities in this field.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma Art & Design (Textiles)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Surface Design
  • Advanced Art Practice
  • Professional Practice
  • Accessories
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)
  • Advanced Textile Studies
  • Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Individual Project (Pearson-set)
  • Techniques & Processes
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Fashion & Textiles Practices
  • Material Selection & Specification
  • optional modules can change depending upon curriculum needs
  • Yr1 you study 6 core units, Yr2 you study 3 core units
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

32 UCAS points at A-Level (must include Art or Art related subject) together with 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include Art, Maths and English (Level 2 Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy will also be accepted); OR Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Level 3 Art and Design Foundation Diploma or equivalent Level 3 qualificationA portfolio of work demonstrating your suitability and aptitude for this course must be presented at interview. Minimum age for entry is normally 18, which may be waived in exceptional cases.

ROI Requirements

32 UCAS points and 4 OLCs subjects at Leaving Cert (Grade 04 or above) which must include Art, English and Maths. A portfolio of work demonstrating your suitability and aptitude for this course must be presented at interview. Minimum age for entry is normally 18, which may be waived in exceptional cases.

Work Placement

Students do not attend work placement

What's Next?

Further Study

Students have progressed to Universities in the UK . Some have made direct entry into the final year whilst others have progressed to yrs 1 or 2 of an Honours degree (This is at the discretion of the university) Many students have progressed straight to employment within the Textile industry

Career Prospects

Textile designer, Print designer, Textile technician, Small business enterprise, Retail buyer, Visual merchandiser, Creative industries, Teaching.


  • Image of Padraig Bannon (Construction)
    My course has opens so many doors within the Construction industry for roles in health & safety, quantity surveying, architecture and site management.
    Padraig Bannon (Construction)
  • Image of Tipsudar Cochrane
    I progressed from NWRC directly into final year of a degree programme at Glasgow School of Art, along with my twin sister.
    Tipsudar Cochrane
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