Our T Level qualification - Craft and Design: Fashion and Textiles,  has been designed in partnership with employers to give you the industry skills you need in order to start your career within the fashion industry. A key feature of the T-level is the inclusion of extended work experience in order to help you develop real world experience.

The specialist teaching is designed to develop technical knowledge and skills that support progression to a range of roles within the craft sector. Students will develop transferable skills that could lead to employment opportunities in related industries. The primary focus of the specialisms is on developing the skills of making, using appropriate materials, tools, processes and techniques. 

In Summary:

  • They’re equivalent to 3 A levels and focus on vocational skills
  • They include a 45 day ‘industry placement’ to help young people develop skills
  • Progression from a T Level could be skilled employment, higher education or an apprenticeship
  • They’re designed and developed in collaboration with employers and practitioners, giving young people the skills to succeed in their chosen careers.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Students who achieve T- Levels can continue their studies with:

  • UAL Level 3 / 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise. 
  • Higher or degree-level apprenticeships 
  • Higher-level technical study, including university.

What jobs can I get? 

The?Craft and Design T Level?will give students a route into a variety of careers within the sector including: 

  • Wardrobe assistant 
  • Dressmaker 
  • Fashion design assistant 
  • Tailor. 
  • Fashion Sylist
  • Fashion Designer

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

A minimum of Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including a related creative subject, English and Maths.

What about work experience? 

Over the 2 years, the course includes a minimum of 9 weeks (45 days) working with an employer on an industry placement.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
BP01415 01/09/2025 £0.00 N/A N/A

* Please note fees are subject to change.


There are no direct course fees for students aged under 19 at the start of the course. 

Associated Costs 

You will be required to pay a £80 studio fee per year to support materials costs and educational visits. 

Course content

Course Content 

This specialism covers the textiles, leather and sewn products, disciplines and associated techniques required i.e. stitch, knit, weave and print. Students may make products for a range of contexts and settings. They will be required to work with more than one material and experiment with different processes, tools and techniques. 

The T Level will help students develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including: 

  • The creative economy 
  • The individual in the creative industries 
  • Cultural context and vocabulary 
  • Audience and consumer needs 
  • Legal and regulatory requirements 
  • Professional standards and conduct in the workplace 
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion requirements 
  • Research skills 
  • Project methodology and administration 
  • Continued professional development. 

Key points you need to know about T Levels: 

Courses last two years

  • 1 T Level is equivalent to three A Levels 
  • Created in collaboration with employers
  • Include a substantial industry placement
  • Attract UCAS points (For university progression)
  • Support progression into skilled work and higher or degree level apprenticeships, higher level technical study, including university.

More info

Start Day/Time 

This is a 2 year course that is planned to begin in September 2025. 




Level 3

Qualification Name 

Level 3 Diploma

Awarding Body 


Curriculum Area 

Creative and Digital Industries - Design and Media

More about the course 

T Levels are courses for 16 to 18 year olds that are studied at the same level as A Levels. They are for young people who prefer a more technical education when they come to College, rather than following a purely academic pathway, or a work-based apprenticeship. They are a two-year programme that combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum of 45 days industry placement with an employer.

During the two-year programme, you will learn the core knowledge that underpins each industry and will also develop occupationally specific skills that will allow you to enter skilled employment within a specific occupation.

This two-year course has been developed?in collaboration with a number of established employers,?practitioners and providers from across the?sector to advance the technical qualification?that will underpin the media, broadcast?and production skills you will gain and develop. The input from employers is vital to ensuring the technical?qualification reflects the needs required within the sector. 

Academic Year 





Level 3

Qualification Name 

Level 3 Diploma

Awarding Body