Creative Industries Diplomas

Clothing and Textiles Manufacturing,
Access to HE Diploma

This is the UK's first ever Access to HE Diploma in Clothing and Textiles Manufacturing. It is ideal for learners who would like to gain the practical skills needed for a career in the textiles sector . The Diploma will provide learners with a solid grounding in these skills and prepare them for studying a fashion or textiles-related course at university.

Subject Area

Learners studying this Diploma will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and practical skills through a range of subject areas including:

  • Apparel Technology
  • Textile Manufacturing
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Handcraft Tailoring
  • Fashion
  • Dyeing and Printing
  • Design Principles
  • Manufacturing Techniques
  • Computer-aided Design (CAD)
  • Study Skills

Progression Routes

Successful completion of this Diploma will open doors to a number of university courses, giving learners the chance to study a broad array of degrees leading to careers in:

  • Pattern Design
  • Bespoke Tailoring
  • Garment Making
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Knitting Product Manufacturing
  • Sewing

Why should I deliver this Diploma?

  • We can help you build specific, academically sound pathways to higher education.
  • There is flexibility to write your own assessments.
  • We can support assignment writing and the delivery of your diploma.
  • We have a dedicated team of external moderators to provide supportive visits.
  • We’ll guide you through the whole academic year.

Find out more about how to become a Skills and Education Group Access Centre or

call us on 01924 434601.

"This Diploma would be particularly beneficial to many prospective learners who wish to work in the textiles sector and who have not pursued the more conventional academic route of GCSEs then A Levels."

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