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Close up of textile research board from BA Fashion Textiles student at Glasgow Clyde College
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years, August to June

This HND Fashion Textiles course is a highly creative, design-led course that embraces all aspects of surface decoration, fabric construction, drawing and design development related to fashion, interior, and accessory design. Throughout the course you will also explore print, knit, weave, embroidery and garment and product construction skills. The college has extensive links within industry that allow you to get an insight into the job roles and opportunities within the Fashion and Textile industry.

What will I learn?

All HND Fashion Textiles course work is project-based, and you will be encouraged to experiment with a wide variety of materials and techniques to develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in the fashion or textile industries. The course is taught by a dedicated team of professionals with a breadth of experience within the creative industries.

Throughout the course, you will be encouraged and guided to develop your own practice by combining practical skills, drawing and design development and the awareness of its application within the creative industries. You will learn a broad range of skills that will be applicable to a variety of creative career pathways.

You will study:

  • Screen printing for both fashion and interiors
  • Fabric manipulation and surface decoration skills
  • Machine and hand embroidery
  • Drawing and media exploration in relation to design development
  • Knitted and woven textiles
  • Construction technical skills
  • Garment manufacture skills- pattern drafting and construction 
  • Sketchbook development and exploration
  • Design process
  • Digital imaging and its application in design
  • Creative research and its context in design
  • Live industry awareness projects in collaboration with high-profile companies
  • Sustainability and responsible design
  • Promotional and marketing skills
  • Communication skills
  • Meta skills.

Progression from year 1 to 2nd year of the HND is not a guarantee and is dependent on suitable progression through course work, as well as satisfactory attendance, timekeeping and commitment.

If you are interested in this course and would like to know more, please view the course presentation before making your application.

Check out https://www.ukft.org/skills-scotland-2022/ 

Check out our School of Fashion and Textiles website 

Hear from Iain Gilles, HND Fashion and Textiles student. Iain progressed onto 2nd year of the Fashion and Textiles Design course at Robert Gordon University Grays College of Art.

Hear from Anna Kerr, HND Fashion and Textiles student. Anna progressed onto the 3rd year at Strathclyde University to study Home Economics Teaching.

Our Anna Campbell Jones prize winners share their stories.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Foundation in Fashion Textiles
  • One Higher at C pass or above in an art-related subject e.g. Art and Design / Fashion and Textiles or are working towards this qualification 
  • Applications will be considered from those that do not meet the academic requirements if they can demonstrate some experience in the Textile/Fashion/Design industry
  • Relevant National Qualification or a Foundation/Modern Apprenticeship. 

Entry requirement equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

We have well-established links with high-profile companies and organisations within the Creative Industries. Recent live-sponsored projects include designing rugs for Turnberry Rug Works. Designing a collection of printed and manipulated samples for Charlotte Heylar, Stella McCartney. Designing a collection of woven samples for Bute Fabrics. Designing a collection of leather samples for the Incorporation of Cordiners. Designing a collection of woven textile samples for Knockando Mills. Designing and making a woven textile to be exhibited in the Scottish Parliament. Designing a cashmere scarf for Begg and Co. Designing a range of interior textiles for Iona Crawford Atelier. Designing a range of interior textiles with Anna Campbell Jones- Scottish Home of the Year/ Habitus Design. We are currently working on a project with ReJean Denim on sustainable design and the circular economy. 

We also work closely with the Incorporation of Cordiners, Incorporation of Weaver’s and the Incorporation of Bonnet Makers and Dyers. Students annually benefit through sponsorship and awards. 

Glasgow Clyde College Fashion Textiles Alumni include: 

  • Fashion Stylist 
  • Designer Coach, New York 
  • Designer Louis Vuitton, Paris 
  • Designer Alexander McQueen 
  • Print Designer Stella McCartney 
  • Designer Transcal 
  • Designer McNaughton Holdings 
  • Footwear Designer, Dune 
  • Future Textiles Manager (The Prince's Foundation) 
  • ReJean Denim 
  • Designer Beggs of Scotland 
  • Senior Designer- Voyage Maison Ltd 
  • Colour and Materials Designer- Envisage Group 
  • Designer Manager- Robert Mackie 
  • Designer- Bespoke Atelier 
  • Barrie Knitwear 

My world of work Business of Fashion 

Articulation Routes

An articulation agreement is in place with Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.  Successful HND Fashion Textiles students can progress to year 3 of the BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design degree programme.  Entry will be dependent on:

Satisfactory completion of the above HND

  • Grade B in the Graded Unit
  • Attendance at interview
  • Portfolio review

Jobs and further study

We have strong relationships with Higher Education institutes throughout Scotland and across the United Kingdom, with many of our students successfully gaining direct entry places into university.

  • BA Associate programme with Heriot Watt
  • 2nd/3rd year entry to BA Design Textiles at Glasgow School of Art
  • 2nd/3rd year entry to BA Textiles at Heriot-Watt University
  • 2nd/3rd year entry to BA Fashion and Textiles at Robert Gordon University
  • 2nd/3rd year entry to BA Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
  • 2nd year entry to BA Textiles at Edinburgh College of Art
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • 3rd year entry to BSc Education and Curricular Studies with Teaching Qualification in Home Economics at Strathclyde University
  • 3rd year entry to BA Fashion Business at Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Modern Apprenticeship within the textile sector
  • Self-employment or employment within the fashion industry

We also send students throughout the UK to De Montfort University, University of the Arts London, University of Brighton, Colchester Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, Central St Martins, Ulster University, Northumbria University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Loughborough University, Nottingham Trent University, Buckingham Chilterns University College, London College of Fashion, UAL Wimbledon, Middlesex University, Kingston University and Ravensbourne.

Students also gain a wide variety of skills that enable them to progress directly into design and manufacturing employment within the creative industries.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder).

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be:

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional)
  • Invited to book an interview session
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following:

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place.
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and your application has been reviewed, however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
  4. Reserve list – following your application review, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
  5. Unsuccessful – your application has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. This will normally be sent out in June 2024.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3291