|Course Level||Level 3|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||200 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Explore one of the world’s most prestigious industries and discover what it takes to become the next big thing in elite fashion design. Few careers come close to rivalling the vibrancy, excitement and general exclusivity the contemporary fashion designer enjoys. Whether it’s working with a leading global fashion house or becoming a world-renowned independent designer, not even the sky is the limit for those who make the grade. Armed with professional-level skills and essential industry insights, that life-changing career move could be right at your fingertips.
This Fashion Design Course Online , has been created for those looking to put their relentless passion for fashion into practical to use. Open to anyone with a flair for design, seven intensive course units focus on nurturing creativity and bringing visions to life. Candidates are first guided through both the contemporary fashion design industry and a series of important historical periods/movements. Along with an in-depth exploration of the fashion cycle, course content of this fashion design online course, introduces the fundamentals of fashion forecasting and a series of elements/principles that combine to create cohesive looks. After outlining material choice, working with patterns and selecting/combining appropriate colours, the course concludes with an introduction to essential sewing skills.
Successful candidates will have the option of seeking positions with established fashion brands, or setting up solo and building their own fashion business.
Fashion certificate online, is delivered over seven in-depth modules:
Module 1 - Introduction to Fashion Design
The introductory course module focuses on providing candidates with a broad overview of contemporary fashion design, incorporating an exploration of 18th, 19th and mid-20th century fashion movements. The importance of considering past movements and style periods in predicting future trends is explored in-depth.
Module 2 - Fashion Forecasting
A more intensive investigation of fashion forecasting and pre-empting/playing a role in future fashion movements follows in Module 2. Candidates are guided through the importance of remaining one step ahead of the curve at all times in order to remain relevant.
Module 3 - Elements of Design
The four most important design elements are introduced and explored in detail in Module 3. Candidates are guided through the specifics of Lines, Shapes, Colours and Textures, discovering how each element contributes to an overall look and works in conjunction with each other element.
Module 4 - Principles of Design
Course content in Module 4 shifts focus to the four key design principles the fashion designer must consider and fully understand - Emphasis, Balance, Harmony and Repetition. Once again, each principle is dissected and explored individually, while being considered as an essential fashion design ‘building block’.
Module 5 - Colour and Dress Designing
The basics of dress design follow in Module 5, which also guides candidates through the fundamentals of effective colour choice/use. The specifics of how and why certain colours do and do not build cohesion is explored, along with how colour impacts the overall effect of any given garment.
Module 6 - Choosing the Right Material
How to choose the right material in accordance with the requirements of any given fashion project forms the core focus of Module 6. Candidates are introduced to a variety of standard and nonstandard fabrics, along with the properties, advantages and specific challenges of each respectively. Course content also outlines dying, testing and use of makeup.
Module 7 - Sewing Basics
Closing the course, Module 7 provides an important introduction to sewing basics and the most essential sewing techniques the contemporary fashion designer relies upon. Along with safe hand-stitching practices and effective seam-sewing, candidates are guided through professional sewing studio equipment, tools and associated resources.
£75 Discount) £310
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Q. How does Distance / Online Learning work?
All our courses offer the flexibility of learning. These are divided into units. After each course unit the student is required to complete and submit an assignment. Students work through each unit at your own pace. There are no deadlines for completing and submitting the assignments. Tutor marks the assignment and uploads the result on the portal. The student then moves on to the next unit and this way completes the course. All the submitted work is assessed by the awarding body at the moderation stage. Recognised Certificate is issued by the awarding body.
Q. When can I start the course?
You can start the course anytime. The enrolments are continued throughout the year.
Q. What is the enrolment process?
Enrolment process is very simple. After you have chosen the course you wish to take you can just fill in an online form and we will send you invoice for the course fee. On receipt of payment we will give you course access and your course tutor will contact you as well. You can even start right now by paying the course fee online.
Q. Can I take up the course if I am not in the UK?
Yes, you can. All our courses can be taken up and completed from anywhere around the world. If you are an international student you will enjoy the same support as any other student within the UK does.
Q. How long does it take to complete the course?
This entirely depends on you that how much time you dedicate to your studies and how fast you intend to complete the course. We have provided estimated study hours for each course on the course page. You can plan your study according to your own schedule.
Q. Will I get tutor support?
Yes. all our courses come will one to one tutor support. This support is available for duration of the course. Once you will enrol on the course you will be allocated an experience tutor who will guide you throughout the course. The tutor will mark your assignments and will provide you feedback on your submitted work. You can contact your tutor through email.
Q. Can I retake the assignment if I fail it once?
Yes, In that case your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and will highlight the areas where you need improvement.
Q. Is there any deadline for submitting the assignments?
No, there are no deadlines for the submission of assignments. Students work at their own pace and plan their study according to their own schedule. However you will submit one assignment at a time so that the tutor can mark one and can give you feedback. Following which you can move on to your next unit and assignment.
Q. Do I need to sit an exam at the end?
All our courses are assignment based. Your submitted work is assessed throughout the course. There is no final exam at the end.
Q. Do I need to purchase any text books?
College provides comprehensive course materials containing all the relevant information you require to complete the course. All this is all included in the course fee. However we encourage our students to undertake additional study on the topics. For further help we have provided additional supporting material on the portal. There are also useful links relevant to the course you are studying.
Q. English is not my first language can I still complete the course?
All our courses have been specially written for home study keeping in mind that our students come from all parts of the world and English is not the first language for most of them. Our course materials are written in easy to understand English. If you have basic English skills you can easily complete the course.
Q. What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements for most of our courses. All you need to have is the motivation and commitment for completing the course.