Faculty of
Digital & Creative

Fashion & Textiles


  • Title: Fashion & Textiles
  • Code: F90052
  • Level: Level 3
  • Length: 2 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Digital & Creative
  • Higher Education
  • Fashion Designer – CAD
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Stylist
  • Merchandiser
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Garment Technologist
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Textile Designer

All full time courses for home students aged 16 – 18 years inclusive are free. For 19+ full time course fees please contact us on 0161 785 4000.

You will explore roles in:

  • Fashion Design
  • Textile design
  • Textile/Print making
  • Fashion illustration - digital and manual
  • Fashion Photography, promotion
  • Garment construction, manufacturing

This course includes the opportunity to achieve additional professional qualifications in Adobe ACA. Private training providers often charge £1000 + for these courses.


Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)
  • Portfolio and project based assessments
  • Final exhibition of a collection designed and constructed by students.
Your course will be approved and examined by the University of Arts London (UAL) awarding body
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
  • A wide range of BA Hons Fashion and textile courses.
  • Fashion Apprenticeship
  • Employment 
An Art & Design portfolio/sketchbook is recommended for presentation at interview. (but not essential)

The course will build your skills in:

  • Dressmaking
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Textile Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Illustration
  • Digital Fashion
  • Detail of any work experience/internships that can be gained as part of this course

We aim to provide work experience through students visiting industry professionals, live competition briefs, off-site visits to catwalk-shows and fashion exhibitions.

  • Fashion & Textile Design Level 2 Diploma UAL
  • Art and Design Level 3 Diploma UAL
  • Photography Level 3 Diploma UAL
  • Fashion and textiles apprenticeship

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000