SCQF Level 6
Art and Design

Course Overview

Introduction to Fashion and Textiles is an evening class taught once a week at Edinburgh College’s Granton campus. The course is designed for those interested in; fashion and textiles, starting a new hobby or pursuing a new career. You will need little to no experience in fashion and textile design as this course will start with the very basics.  

During this course you will develop your artistic abilities and learn the techniques needed to construct basic garments and accessories. You will work in Edinburgh College school of art’s fashion and textile studio where you will receive training in sewing machines, garment construction, fabric dyeing, embroidery and embellishments. You will also learn pattern cutting which can lead to further design studies or employment in the fashion and textiles sector. This course will provide you with a portfolio that you can use in UCAS and further study applications to study an art and design course at a university level. 

What You Will Learn

Entry Requirements
  • No formal qualifications required but students should have an interest in fashion and textiles 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Course work is assessed through an SQA unit and portfolio submission 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Previous evening class students have progressed onto our well recognised University of Arts London (UAL) Diplomas 
  • NCs and HNDs in similar subjects 
  • Various university courses 
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Fashion or textile designer 
  • You can use your portfolio to approach employers in the fashion and textile industry to show examples of your work 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1 evening per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time


This course will start on…
  • Thursday 10/09/2020
  • Monday 14/09/2020
End Date


This course will end on...
  • Thursday 03/12/2020
  • Monday 14/12/2020
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Why is creativity important to employers
Graduate Book 2018

Our Graduate Book celebrates the achievements of our HND Art and Design students.  All eight of the HNDs in Art and Design are included and these cover a wide range of specialist subjects that can be studied at Higher Education level at Edinburgh College.

Download the Graduate Book 2018 here...​

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