HND Textiles year 1 Female and Male with dummy Image 2
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year August to June

Please note applications are now only being considered for the Waiting List. We may transfer your application to one of our other courses within the Fashion and Textile Department’.

If you are unsure which subject area within Fashion and Textiles is best for you or you just want to learn at a slower pace and level, then this Foundation in Fashion and Textiles - Level 6 is for you. It is a creative and technical course, which provides basic knowledge and skills in the following subject areas: Fashion Design, Fashion Technology and Fashion Textiles.

You will be taught by a team of dedicated professionals with a depth of industry experience and expertise in a wide range of fashion disciplines. This will allow you to explore all the skills sets required within Fashion and Textiles, preparing you for progression onto one of the related HND Fashion and Textile courses.

What will I learn?

You will have the opportunity to work through the design process from research and design development to creating basic garments through step by step pattern cutting and garment construction. You will then have the opportunity to develop your own designs, produce patterns and manufacture your designs from skills learned. You will also develop skills in textiles through drawing, surface design and fabric manipulation.
You will be based in our studios and workshops and will be taught with the emphasis on learning practical skills.

  • How to develop and research ideas through drawing, photography, and design development
  • Textile techniques like surface design and fabric manipulation
  • Basic pattern cutting
  • Industrial methods for sewing skirts, trousers, and bodices
  • How to present ideas using Computer Aided Design (CAD), and multimedia techniques
  • Creating patterns to my own design
  • Manufacturing garments to my own design

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

Check out our 2021 Innovators digital showcase 

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

FOUNDATION Fashion and Textiles 21 - YouTube 

Entry requirements (minimum)

Although we do not ask for formal qualifications, you will be given priority if you have National 4/5 or Credit Level Standard Grades which should include two of the following - Art and Design, English, Maths or equivalent

If you don't meet the academic requirements but have experience in art and design or the fashion industry, we will consider your application. Please give full details in your personal statement.

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

The college regularly engage with industry and work on live projects as part of their studies. This is usually at the HND level but can sometimes be with the Foundation level.

Jobs and further study

Progression from the Foundation course to HNC/HND is not guaranteed and is dependent on suitable progression through course work as well as satisfactory attendance, timekeeping and commitment.

  • HNC/HND Fashion Design
  • HNC/HND Fashion Technology
  • HNC/HND Fashion Textiles.

If you choose not to move on to HND, you will be able to look for jobs in the fashion industry.

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.

An information/interview session
You will then either be sent a link to watch a virtual Information Session or be invited to attend an information session (virtually).  This may be with Zoom or Teams and would require you to download the appropriate App. Clarification of which App will come out along with the interview invite if successful.

This information session will consist of a presentation on the course content and show exemplars of work.  Invitations will be by the order of your date of application.

Offer of a place - definitions

  • An unconditional place - you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.
  • A conditional place - your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.
  • Waiting list - you have met all entry requirements however the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around the course start date.
  • Unsuccessful - you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College's Student Advice Centre to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place. Once you have accepted your offer you will be invited to a further session in June where you will be given additional information about your course. It is essential that you attend on this day.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3291