HNC Fashion and Textiles (Bedford)
Key Course Facts
This highly creative ‘award winning’ HNC Fashion and Textiles course will equip you with everything you need for a successful career within the exciting and past-paced fashion industry. You will develop practical technical skills such as pattern cutting, draping and production as well as creative skills in research for fashion, fashion design, illustration, technical drawings, computer aided design, fashion trends & forecasting whilst fully developing your confidence in using industry standard equipment.
You will regularly take part in national and international live competition briefs and build a creative, professional portfolio that can be used for job interviews or further study.
Our dedicated and experienced staff work closely with you in small groups or on a one to one basis whilst nurturing and fostering your confidence to allow for autonomy. Our staff are all practising designers and makers with a variety of fashion and textiles industry experience. They have worked closely with fashion houses such as Christian Lacroix, Jasper Conran, Nina Ricci, Ungaro, Chanel and produced collections for celebrities such as Alexandra Burke and many West End shows.
Industry links & Awards: Our award winning course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your own industry network through internships and national and international competitions. Each year, students have the opportunity to enter live competitions and many of our students have been shortlisted and won prestigious awards:
Project 20/20 and beyond was part of the Professional Clothing Awards “Industry Recognised Category” for 2017, that looked at recognising emerging talents and design innovation in our industry from fashion students of leading fashion and textiles universities around the country. Hundreds of entries were submitted nationally and Bedford College students Abby Simpson, Sarah Davis and Megan Schneider, and took 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize with Bedford College taking the prize for overall winning university.
You will have the opportunity to visit galleries, trade shows such and trend forecasting events at home and abroad for example in London, Florence, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, New York and Berlin. Our students also take part in a yearly fashion show and exhibit their work at the South Bank Centre of the Arts.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
UAL Level 3 in Fashion and Textiles. Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Industry relevant experience will also be considered. Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. Applicants from A-Level courses displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered. We welcome mature students to apply, providing they have a relevant industry or creative background (please contact us for more details). Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course https://www.bedford.ac.uk/our-courses/subjects/art-and-design/fashion-and-textiles-btec-hnc-part-time
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study HNC Fashion and Textiles (Bedford), HNC, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees HNC Fashion and Textiles (Bedford) HNC
|England UK||£2948||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£2948||year 1|
Additional fee information
Provision of basic fashion and textiles equipment such as sketchbooks, drawing equipment, hand sewing needles, quality scissors and any additional consumable materials such as fabrics and specialist threads, demanded by personal project requirements. Resource fee of £150 to cover: printing binders, specialist procion dyes, specialist printing pigments, screen emulsion and A1 cartridge paper. Train fares for visits by train to London normally up to two a year. A digital camera and portable external hard drive/USB stick would be advantageous but are not essential.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
About Bedford College
Bedford College is a further education institution that we find situated in the large market town of Bedford, in England. The college functions as a stepping stone to help learners achieve the grades that they need to progress and move on to university, or directly into a vocational career of their choice. The town of Bedford may not offer the traditional student experience in terms of nightlife, but the college compensates for that with the resources that it invests in their wide selection of student clubs and societies that can be found on site.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Fashion: Design and Production with Retail HND||University of the Highlands and Islands||-||10%||25%||£6915||£7230||133||Inverness||On campus Full-time|
|Fashion/Footwear Design HND||Leicester College||83%||5%||30%||£6165||£10700||-||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Art and Design (Art Practice/3D/Fashion pathways) HND||West Herts College||85%||0%||20%||£6165||-||-||Watford||On campus Full-time|
|Fashion Marketing and Management MA||London Metropolitan University||85%||0%||20%||£1035||£1805||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Fashion and Textiles HNC||Gloucestershire College||-||-||20%||£6700||-||-||Gloucester||On campus Full-time|
|Fashion Make-up HNC||University of the Highlands and Islands||-||-||20%||£6915||£7230||-||Inverness||On campus Full-time|
|Fashion and Textiles HNC||South & City College Birmingham||-||-||20%||£6165||£7500||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Art and Design (Fashion) - HNC HNC||South Thames College||-||-||20%||£5100||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|HNC Fashion and Textiles (Tresham) HNC||Bedford College||-||-||20%||£2948||-||-||Bedford||On campus Part-time|
|Art & Design (Fashion and Textiles) HNC||Grimsby Institute||-||-||20%||£5495||-||-||Grimsby||On campus Full-time|