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Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design QLS Level 5
Course at QLS Level 5
Endorsement Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
Study Method Online Learning
Course Duration 450 Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
Start Date Ongoing
Pay in Full
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Discounted Fee: £ 640.00 £ 128
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Pay in Instalments
£ 48 Deposit & 12 payments of £ 12 / Month
Total Fee: £ 640 £ 192
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Online Fashion Courses

Interested in becoming a famous fashion designer?  Perhaps an influential fashion writer?  The next big trend forecaster?  By studying for an advanced Level 5 Online Fashion Design Course, the career of your dreams could be right at your fingertips!  Transform your passion into a rewarding career for life, studying online with the committed support of Oxford Home Study Centre!  Build the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to break into the fashion industry, enhancing your creative and practical design acumen with this intensive online course!  Study each step of the professional design process, learn how to breathe life into your creative vision and build a successful fashion brand from scratch!  With enrolment open 365 days a year, there’s no better time to sign up for our exclusive online fashion courses than right now!

Why Study Fashion Design?

The glamour.  The exclusivity.  The prestige.  The enjoyment.  A career as a fashion designer promises all of this and so much more.  Unfortunately, a passion for fashion alone isn’t enough.  Fashion design worldwide is one of the most competitive of all creative industries.  In order to get that initial foot-in-the-door, you need to present yourself as credible, capable and committed.  You need to capture the attention of influencers and decision-makers, expand your professional network and begin making a name for yourself.  The better you understand the mechanics of the industry, the more likely you are to become a successful fashion designer.  If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own fashion business from scratch, now’s your chance to do exactly that!

Far from a simple dress designing course, this intensiveLevel 5 Diploma in Fashion Design has been designed to mould and shape the successful designers of tomorrow!  Study every aspect of the contemporary industry in-depth, across the following 11 modules:

Unit 1: Introduction to Fashion Design

The course begins with a detailed introduction to the contemporary fashion industry, along with its recent history and evolution.  Candidates explore the fashion trends of the 20th, 19th and 18th centuries, along with the value of the fashion sector and of the importance of accurately forecasting future trends.

Unit 2: Designing Elements

An exploration of the primary elements of design follows in the second module.  Candidates learn how to bring Colours, Shapes, Lines and Textures together in perfect harmony, while studying the importance of considering design elements in accordance with the principles of design.

Unit 3: Principles: Fashion Design

Key fashion design principles are then discussed in module three, examining the roles of Emphasis, Balance, Harmony and Repetition in design.  Candidates begin to build a picture of how to create and present works that reflect their signature aesthetic and creative vision.

Unit 4: Basic Rules for Dress Designing

Course module four details the most important rules of professional dress design, introducing a series of tools and techniques used in the design process.  Learners study the various different types of dresses and how to transform a creative vision into an attractive and functional garment.

Unit 5: Fashion Design: Colour & Dress Designing

The study of dress design basics continues into module five, which shifts attention to strategic colour selection and how to avoid clashes when combing colours.  The effect colour selection can have on the interpretation and appeal of the final garment is also discussed at length.

Unit 6: Fashion Illustration

Learners are then provided with a crash course introduction to the art of fashion sketching, along with the various tools and resources used by the professional designer.  Candidates learn how to create coherent sketches that can be interpreted by other designers and decision-makers

Unit 7: Working with Design Patterns

Course module seven covers the complexities involved in working with patterns in fashion design.  The overall impact specific patterns can have on a garment are discussed, along with the effective combination of different patterns and the importance of considering the cohesiveness of garment combinations.

Unit 8: Basics of Sewing (i)

A detailed introduction to essential sewing skills begins in module eight.  With no prior knowledge or skills required, candidates explore common sewing tools and accessories, seam sewing processes and other rudimentary hand sewing techniques.

Unit 9: Basics of Sewing (ii)                           

Additional sewing skills are introduced in module nine, which teaches candidates how to carry out basic garment repairs and alterations.  More advanced sewing techniques are discussed, along with how to work with various materials and associated challenges when sewing more complex garments.                                                                                

Unit 10: Stages in the Design Process

A complete breakdown of the fashion design process follows in module 10, discussing each component stage and its contribution to the final garment.  Candidates learn the importance of a structured design process - from initial inspiration through to production of the final garment.

Unit 11: Fashion Entrepreneur: Starting Your Own Fashion Business

Concluding the course, module 11 guides candidates through the process of starting a successful fashion design business from scratch.  Creating and developing a strong brand image is discussed, along with the basics of fashion business marketing and the importance of uniqueness as a fashion designer.

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Paying in Instalments: £640(interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £160

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £40

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £540

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Online fashion design studies could turbocharge your chances of becoming a successful fashion designer in almost any key market worldwide. With no deadline to worry about, you’re in charge of your fashion design course duration and pace. Whether looking to join an established fashion house or start your own brand from scratch, you’ll be one huge step closer to making it happen! Specialise in one specific aspect of the fashion design process, or work towards becoming an all-round icon for the of modern industry. Entry-level positions in fashion design begin from around £20,000, with no upper-limits for more experienced designers.

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