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OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles


The objective of the OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles is to allow learners to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding.

This is a practical qualification suitable for all learners with an interest in fashion and textiles.

The OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles is focused on fashion and textile techniques and processes, ideas generation in fashion and textiles, design and innovation, fashion and textiles realisations, personal and professional development in the apparel industry and a final major project.

The aims of the course are to enable learners to develop:

  • textile construction techniques
  • the ability to make basic fashion/textile items
  • knowledge of textile properties and characteristics
  • knowledge of a range of factors that influence fashion/textile choice
  • knowledge of fashion/textile trends
  • the ability to select and use relevant tools and equipment safely
  • decision-making and reviewing and evaluation skills

The OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles qualification allows learners to acquire a range of key skills required to work in the fashion and textile industry or follow fashion-related undergraduate studies.

Registration Details


OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles



Accreditation Category:

Approved Foreign Further Education Programme

Total Credit Value:

120 UK credits / 60 ECTS credits

Level EQF / MQF

Level 4


1 Year


January, April, July, October



Course Fee


Registration Fee


*Students must deposit €250 plus full tuiton fee in advance and must provide payment receipt their local Embassy for visa purpose.

Awarding Body Fee


Minimum Age: 18  years

Minimum Qualification: HSC, GCSE, grade 12, F.A or equivalent  

English Proficiency: If you are not English speaking country you must provide minimum IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 3 (EQF/MQF Level 4) represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.

The OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles qualification consists of 6 mandatory units, for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 630 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Introduction to Fashion and Textiles Techniques and Processes (14 UK credits / 7 ECTS credits)
  • Ideas Generation in Fashion and Textiles (16 UK credits / 8 ECTS credits)
  • Design and Innovation (20 UK credits / 10 ECTS credits)
  • Fashion And Textiles Realisations (20 UK credits / 10 ECTS credits)
  • Personal And Professional Development in the Apparel Industry (20 UK credits / 10 ECTS credits)
  • Final Major Project (30 UK credits / 15 ECTS credits)

The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning. The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance and online learning.

Delivery Centre

SBM, 95, St. Georges Beach Complex, St. Georges Road, St. Julian’s Malta

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.

Successful completion of the OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles provides learners with the opportunity for workplace and academic progressions.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), many universities acknowledge the ability of learners after studying the OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles and may consider them for direct entry into a range of their Bachelor degree programmes.

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