South & City College Birmingham
Fashion and Textiles HNC
South & City College Birmingham

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in the fashion and textiles industry. This is a one year course at level 4, aiming to develop your skills and prepare you for further and higher studies. You will gain high level and specialist training in how to present and exhibit your work to industry standard and how to realise your fashion collection from idea to catwalk.

The course will provide you with real experience working on projects as well as gaining invaluable knowledge . You will be encouraged to enter prestigious competitions in order to market yourself as a designer and will have the opportunity to take part in the College's annual fashion show.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Fashion and Textiles, HNC you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Assessment will be through coursework and presentations. Assessment of fashion products and artefacts that you have designed and/or produced will be a key aspect of assessment. There are no exams on this course.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

The College will also consider applicants with relevant industry experience. Students are also expected to have a portfolio or samples of previous work available for review.

Qualification requirements

Students are also expected to have a portfolio or samples of previous work available for review.

Student who have passed the Access to Higher education course and Students have a portfolio or samples of previous work available for review.

Students are also expected to have a portfolio or samples of previous work available for review.

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


Tuition Fees Fashion and Textiles HNC

EU £6165 year 1
England UK £6165 year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 year 1
Scotland £6165 year 1
Wales £6165 year 1
Channel Islands £6165 year 1
Ireland £6165 year 1
International £7500 year 1

Additional fee information

You will be provided with key course materials, students will need to purchase their own creative resources depending upon the projects undertaken. There additional costs are for the individual garments and collection that you will design and produce for your assessments and fashion show. There will also be some costs for art materials such as sketch books. We recommend that you budget for approximately £500.

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 South & City College Birmingham

South & City College Birmingham is a provider of both Further Education and Higher Education, based in the busy, vibrant city of Birmingham in England. This college delivers courses and programmes from eight different campus locations, all located across Birmingham. Each campus provides a range of subject types, without being limited to any particular fields.

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