• 98%

      of our students have progressed to a positive destination.

      Sunderland College destination data, 16-18 year olds, 2017/18 academic year.

    • 93%

      of our students agreed that the teaching on their course is good.

      Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2018

    • Free meals

      Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

    Start Date:Duration:Level:Course location:Course Type:
    01/09/20202 YearLevel 3Bede CampusFull-time Vocational

    What’s it all about?

    This course is ideal if you enjoy art and design and in particular, fashion and textile related projects, and are looking for a pathway to higher level courses and a range of potential future careers in textiles, surface pattern and fashion.

    You’ll need a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade C or above, one of which should be an Art and Design subject.

    Study levelCostAdditional fees
    19+please enquireThere will be some cost involved. You can purchase a basic textile starter kit though the college at the beginning of the course.

    You will be taught to develop practical and skills and knowledge in fashion and textile areas through lessons taught in specialist studios. The course will involve visits to regional and national exhibitions shows and galleries where you will study and record the work of various fashion designers, craftspeople, artists and designers.

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    What’s next?

    After successfully completing the course you will have a wide range of choices to take your passion further. You could continue your studies at university and specialise in a specific subject area of fashion and textiles or you could find employment in fashion or textile related industries.

    98%of our students progress to a positive destination

    (*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

    Why choose Sunderland College?

    Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

    We are the College of the Year.

    (*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

    100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

    (*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

    We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.