|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.