Technical Award in Textiles
The textiles technical award specification provides students with exposure to different aspects of textile design, allowing them to investigate the uses of various materials and explore these in design scenarios.
Students will develop skills in planning, developing, producing and evaluating various products.
AQA Technical Level
This course is a GCSE equivalent qualification where students will learn a range of textiles based practical tasks.
The course is designed to support and develop a full range of theoretical and practical skills used in everyday working environments.
Any students interested in a career in the textiles industry such as fashion design would find this course beneficial.
Unit 1 is 30% of the total grade.
Unit 2 is 30% of the total grade.
Unit 3 is 40% of the total grade.
Unit 1 - is a skills demonstration, made up of 12 different criteria including colouring, shaping and joining fabrics.
Unit 2 - is an extended making project, showcasing the skills learnt in unit 1 to make a finished product.
Unit 3 - is a 1hr 30minute examination about the fundamentals of fashion and textiles
The course offers progression to A-Level 3D product design and art and design textiles, followed by university or employment in a range of areas such as fashion design, fabric design, TV and stage costume design.