This qualification is ideal for those wishing to obtain underpinning knowledge and develop their skills in textiles techniques.
There are no formal entry requirements. However, in order to benefit from undertaking the qualification, you should possess communication skills sufficient for the assessment requirements.
You will explore different materials, resources, tools and equipment to use with textiles. You will also gain the skills and knowledge to take your own ideas forward for development.
To achieve the qualification, you must successfully complete all mandatory units.
A small studio fee of £25 will be required to cover essential materials.
Having successfully completed the Level 1 Award, you can progress to a related Level 2 qualification.
Peak Award winner Jamie Holmes showed there are no barriers to success if you have genuine creative talent.
Profoundly deaf, Jamie joined the College from the Royal School for the Deaf and was supported by a signer throughout his studies. He excelled on his Art and Design Diploma, specialising in fashion and textiles, and now has a place studying Textile Design at Huddersfield University – with his sights set on a future career in the creative industries.
At our 2014 Peak Awards, Jamie won the Visual Arts prize, sponsored by Maber Associates Ltd, for his determination and willingness to improve.
When I first started at College, I was really lacking in confidence but I had so much help and support that I really found myself and I am looking forward to making the most of university.