Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 4)
Course Level Level 4
Awarding Body ABC Awards
Study Method Distance Learning
Course Duration 260 Recommended Study Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
Start Date Ongoing
Pay in Full
Get £ 100.00 Discount when you pay in full.
Discounted Fee: £ 440
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Pay in Instalments
£ 108 Deposit & 12 payments of £ 36 / Month
Total Fee: £ 540
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Online Fashion Designing Course.

Discover what it takes to make it in one of the world’s most prestigious, fulfilling and potentially-lucrative creative industries.  While millions dream of making a name for themselves as the next big thing in elite fashion design, only a select few make the grade.  Paired with a life-long interest in exquisite fashion and a genuine passion for style, professionalism in fashion design demands a solid and relevant educational background.  Pick up the skills, talents and theoretical teachings required to break into this extraordinary industry and there’s really no telling just how far you can go.

This online fashion designing course,  offers an outstanding introduction to the high-profile world of the professional fashion designer.  Created to bridge the gap between amateur fashionista and professionally-competent fashion design expert, candidates are gradually guided through every important element of the industry and its core components.  A series of 11 intensive modules dissect and explore each of the traits, disciplines and hard-skills a contemporary fashion designer needs to build long-term success.  Whether it’s joining an existing fashion brand or setting out solo with the establishment of a brand new business, successful candidates will find themselves with an abundance of career opportunities to explore.

The fashion designing course online, begins by providing candidates with a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary fashion design sector, along with a brief history of commercial fashion design and an outline of key current trends.  A series of crucial design principles and elements follow, after which candidates explore the fundamentals of sewing and dressmaking.  Course content wraps up with an in-depth investigation of the various steps and stages on the way to establishing and managing a successful fashion design business.  

This fashion design course online,  is delivered over 11 intensive modules:

Module 1 - Introduction to Fashion Design

The introductory course module begins with a broad overview of the contemporary fashion design industry, incorporating an exploration of historical design trends.  Key fashion movements prevalent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are introduced, along with a series of key considerations helpful when predicting and pre-empting upcoming style trends and movements.

Module 2 - Elements of Design

An exploration of crucial design elements follows in Module 2, which guides candidates through the four key elements of design – textures, colours, shapes and lines.  Course content outlines the specifics and importance of each individually, along with how all for must be considered in context with one another to achieve the desired result.

Module 3 - Principles of Design

The following course unit takes a closer look at a series of primary principles of design, focusing specifically on emphasis, balance, harmony and repetition.  Each design principle is dissected and analysed both as an independent consideration and as an integral building block in the design process.

Module 4 - Dress Designing Essentials

A series of crucially important dress designing essentials follow in the fourth course module, in which candidates are guided through several simple yet highly-effective dress designing techniques.  Course content introduces a variety of relevant theoretical teachings, along with a selection of tools and resources of importance in the dress design process.

Module 5 - Colour & Dress Designing

The following unit continues the investigation of professional dress designing basics, incorporating a broad overview of effective and appropriate colour choice and application.  Along with exploring the fundamentals of colour clashing and colour cohesion, candidates learn how to effectively select colours in accordance with respective requirements.

Module 6 - The Design Process

Course content in Module 6 guides candidates through each of the crucial steps and elements that make up the professional design process.  Candidates investigate exactly how structure, order and control can influence an outcome, while exploring everything from seeking inspiration to putting a garment into production.

Module 7 - Fashion Sketching

How to produce and work with professional-level fashion sketches follows in Module 7, which provides candidates with the essential knowledge and practical framework required to bring concepts and ideas to life. The importance of creating sketches that can be understood by other designers/contributors is also outlined.

Module 8 - Working with Patterns

Course content in Module 8 focuses on how to strategically and effectively use patterns from the perspective of the contemporary fashion designer. Candidates learn how and why it is that certain patterns build cohesion with one another while others clash, along with how to choose appropriate patterns for specific applications.

Module 9 - Sewing Basics (i)

The following two course modules guide candidates through a series of important sewing basics and fundamentals – essential in the fashion design process. Along with how to get the most out of a professional sewing studio, course content introduces proficient hand-sewing techniques and the basics of sewing seams into garments.

Module 10 - Sewing Basics (ii)

Sewing continues as the primary theme of Module 10, which along with an introduction to essential repairs and alterations also guides candidates through the adapting of sewing techniques in accordance with specific materials and a series of associated challenges.

Module 11 - Running the Fashion Design Business

Bringing the course to a conclusion, Module 11 introduces candidates to the most important stages and elements in the creation of a contemporary fashion design business. Those interested in setting up for themselves discover how to build and market a new brand, how to identify a target audience and generally how to build long-term success in a uniquely challenging industry. 

Payment Option

Paying in Instalments: £540(interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £108

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £36

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £440

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby 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 4  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.

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