North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
Fashion and Promotion HND
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Around half a million people work in the UK fashion industry which boasts trendsetting brands from Burberry, the highest value fashion brand, to Next, the biggest high street retailer. The UK produces world-class fashion designers from Vivienne Westwood to John Galliano and your training could lead you to rub shoulders with the greats at internationally-celebrated London Fashion Week.

Our facilities include a design and pattern studio, and machine room with 3-4-5 thread overlockers capable of producing industrial lock stitch and cover stitch. The course includes textile design, pattern cutting and garment production. You will research fashion brands and the latest high street trends, and see your designs come to life on the catwalk at the annual Fashion Show.

The Higher National Diploma in Fashion & Textiles is a 14 unit qualification of which 9 are core units. Initially students will spend the first year studying Fashion and Textiles where upon at the end of the first year they will elect to specialise in one of these pathways for the second year of the programme.

Progression Opportunities After successful completion of this 2-year course, graduates can apply to do a Level 6 top up course on a BA (Hons) Degree program in areas such as Fashion Design, Costume, Fashion Marketing and Textiles.

Course work and 2 Project Set Assignments from BTEC. Fashion units are trend led and are based on ladies wear in both Woven and Jersey types. Students will be required to manipulate own designs (through sketchbooks and Illustrator into finished final garments made to industry standards). Other Units will be in essay or portfolio format.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

A-Level in Fashion or similar

BTEC in Fashion or similar

For further information please contact us on: 0330 058 3000 [email protected]

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Fashion, HND, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Fashion and Promotion HND

England UK £5950 year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 year 1
Scotland £5950 year 1
Wales £5950 year 1

Additional fee information

Learners will be supplied with an equipment list for Fashion. Fabric Cost is £30 in the first year. Second year Fabric cost will be at the individual learners cost. Trips organised throughout the years to London and within the UK.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
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

Application deadline:

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 North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) is a further education provider, with four main campus locations in the United Kingdom, including Nuneaton, Hinckley, Harrowbrook, and Wigston.

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Hinckley Campus
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