Fashion and Textiles
The BTEC Art and Design Practice is for students who wish to acquire knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, skills and processes related to investigating, exploring and creating fashion and textiles work as part of their Key Stage 4 learning.
The Award gives students the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:
- knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as roles, responsibilities, creative process, art and design disciplines and approaches, materials, techniques and processes
- development of key skills that prove aptitude in fashion and textiles practice, such as generating and visually communicating creative responses to design and make briefs
- process that underpins effective ways of working in fashion and textiles, such as generating ideas, prototyping, development, review and refinement
- attitudes that are considered most important in the fashion and textiles industry, including planning, organisation and communication.
This Award complements the learning in GCSE qualifications, such as the GCSE in Design and Technology, through developing and applying art and design practice skills to commercial opportunities and by enabling learners to apply knowledge and skills in a practical way through project work, such as developing ideas and creating art and design outcomes for specific audiences.
The course is made up and assessed in three components:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Art and Design Practice
- Generating Ideas in Art and Design
- Develop Practical Skills in Art and Design
- Responding to a Client Brief
Components 1 and 2 are set by the school and are internally assessed. Component 3 is set by the exam board and is externally marked and moderated.