Our T Level qualification – Craft and Design: Fashion and Textiles/Ceramics Maker, 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.
Students will 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
You will also have 45-60 days in an external industry placement with an employer, which will ensure that you develop and deepen your technical knowledge and skills, as well as behaviours appropriate to the profession.
Your tutors and you will work closely with employers, and you, to support your development of knowledge and skills to be able to progress into the craft and design profession.
Equivalent to three A Levels, they enable progression to a range of Craft and Design undergraduate degrees, apprenticeships, or direct employment.