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Certificate in Fashion Design

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Fashion Design Certificate

The best decision a person can make is establishing themselves and improving or learning new skills to become successful in whatever career they desire. The fashion industry is one of the most successful and still growing industries, there are a lot of different clothing designs nowadays, you get confused about which to pick. This fashion design certificate would give you the skills and knowledge needed to add yours to the list of popular designs worn by thousands of people.

This fashion design part time course is for those who have talent or an interest in design and are looking for improvement. Candidates who partake in this course will be provided with adequate tutor support and a flexible scheme that can easily be added to any schedule.

There are seven units in this course starting with a summary of fashion design, this is a general introduction to fashion and the designing process, then candidates are taught about fashion forecast and how it is done as well as how it improves marketing in fashion design, then the various elements of design are described along with their applications.

Moving on to the important basic principles of design and their importance, dress designing and proper selection of colors for the design. The final units describe the right type of clothing materials for different designs and the basic sewing skills that beginners should start with. On completion of our fashion design part time courses, candidates are presented with a certificate which adds to their opportunities in the fashion industry.

Course Syllabus

The level 3 Certificate in Fashion Design is divided into seven units;

Unit 1: An Overview of Fashion Design

The first unit goes over the primary information for starters or first timers, explaining the basic terminologies and principles of design and the points to consider when designing.

Unit 2: The Fashion Forecasting Process

The second unit focuses on marketing in Fashion Designing. It teaches candidates about fashion forecasting, which is a very effective marketing strategy for fashion designers.

Unit 3: Elements of Art and Design

The third unit talks about the elements of design, their importance, how to organize these elements and to use them to help make designing easier. It also states the elements of art.

Unit 4: Key Design Principles

The fourth unit points out the basic principles of design, the significance of following these principles when designing and the link between the elements and principles of design.

Unit 5: Dress Designing & Color Selection

The fifth unit describes more techniques and skills in dress making, focusing on designing and color selection. It educates candidates about the principles of design and cloth construction and picking the right colors for the right design.

Unit 6: Choosing Fabric for Clothes

The sixth unit is a guide for how to identify and pick the perfect fabric to suit specific designs. It also explains the different terminologies, types of fabric, tips for buying fabric and trains candidates on picking the right type of fabric for the right type of clothes.

Unit 7: Basic Sewing Skills

The seventh and last unit in this level describes the sewing process and gives the basic sewing skills for beginners. It starts the practical parts of the course and coaches candidates on how to sew.

Career Path

After completing this course, candidates are bound to get several job opportunities as they would have acquired the vital skill set that employers search for when hiring and would be earning an annual starting salary of $36,500. Those who require more skills in design can continue with the higher levels of this course.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Anyone looking to start a business.
  • Graduates looking to attain Design skills.
  • Graduates who want to work in a Fashion Design firm.
  • Anyone looking for CV boost.
  • Entrepreneurs.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certification for Professional Development (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certification for Professional Development (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

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Level Level 3
Duration 200 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards


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