Textiles - Level 5 & 6

Programme Title: Textiles

SCQF Level:  5 & 6

Qualification Description: These units are part of the NQ Textile programme.

Start Date: June 2014                                End Date: May 2015

Day/Time: on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm

Course Outline/Description:

This programme introduces pupil to the design process with a Textiles context at an Advanced level.  It will develop concepts and ideas, drawing skills and introduce you to various textiles techniques that are used in Textile Art.

Semester 1 - Units to be completed:

Tuesday 2-4pm

Unit: F5VH 12 – Art & Design: Digital Media (Level 6) 1 Credit


Thursday 2-4pm

Unit: F5CL 12 – Art & Design: Expressive Drawing (Level 6) 1 Credit


Semester 2 - Units to be completed:

Tuesday 2-4pm

Unit: F5C5 12 – Creative Textile Development (Level 6) 1 Credit


Thursday 2-4pm

Unit: DV38 12 – Art & Design: Design Activity (Level 6) 1 Credit


Assessment Method for each of the Listed Units for this programme:

Candidates will be assessed on a number of criteria per unit as detailed by the relevant SQA descriptor. Candidates will produce and present a folio of work in response to a given brief at the end of each semester for their lecturer to evaluate.

Describe how the pupils will be encouraged to develop Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work:

Core Skills

Through using the Internet to research practising artists and designers, the candidate would have the opportunity to develop aspects of the Core Skill of Information and Communication Technology.

Investigation of the brief, the development process and the final evaluation would allow the candidate to develop aspects of the Core Skill of Problem Solving.

Through group discussions and on-going evaluation of the process the candidate would have the opportunity to develop aspects of the Core Skill of Working with Others and Communication.


Successful Learners –

Use of literacy, ICT, communication and numeracy skills. Students will be encouraged to think creatively, independently and as part of a group. Students are encourages to annotate and evaluate their work and receive feedback from staff and peers.

Confident Individuals –

Students will be required to manage their time and work with other to achieve set goals on time. Be self-aware and interact with staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Make informative choices for their work, working towards goals and targets set by the brief and themselves.

Responsible Citizens –

Students will be encouraged to develop knowledge and understanding of the creative industries and Scotland’s role within this. Students will explore different cultures and techniques before making informed choices and decisions for their own work. Students will be required to evaluate the environmental and technological issues surrounding the creative industries.

Effective Contributors –

Students will have to communicate in different ways and in different settings as they deal with staff and peers. Working in groups and in teams will require students to take the initiative and lead discussions and make group decisions. Before creating and developing their portfolio of work, students will become autonomous problem solvers, applying critical thinking in new contexts.

Employability: Time Management, Planning, Organising, communicating, problem solving, working with others, taking responsibility for their development, thinking critically and creatively, managed by others, completing tasks to deadline and learning to learn.

If there are opportunities within this programme to progress, please describe them below:

Students who successful achieve these units can progress onto the NQ Textiles or HND Textile course. Successful students from the HND Textile course can then apply to university.

Dundee and Angus college have number of articulation places for successful HND Textile students to articulate onto the Textile course at Duncan of Jordanstone. These places are based on an interview and presentation of portfolio, allowing selected students direct entry into 2nd year instead of undertaking the first year of the degree course at Duncan of Jordanstone