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Diploma in Fashion Design

Course Overview

Fashion Design Distance Learning Program

This advanced fashion design distance learning program is a step higher in attaining greater heights in Fashion Design, this course involves a bit of practical training and assignments will be given to ensure proper understanding and perfection. The work scheme of this course makes it available for anyone no matter how busy.

Our exclusive Level 4 online fashion designing course with certificate is divided into seven units, each unit comes with essential skills to be learned. It begins with a thorough explanation of fashion design, its terminologies, the main elements of art and design to be noted and the basic and important principles of design and cloth construction.

It continues by teaching how to identify the right selection of colors for different designs, explaining the design process, fashion sketching and training candidates on how to draw the fashion figure. Candidates need not have any previous knowledge to partake in any of our online fashion courses, which come complete with full tutor support throughout the duration.

Course Syllabus

The level 4 Diploma in Fashion Design includes seven units;

Unit 1: An Overview of Fashion Design

This is the foundation of the course, it gives the rules governing fashion design and the points to highlight when designing. The basic principles to follow are also discussed.

Unit 2: Elements of Art And Design

This unit states the basic elements involved in the design of garments. It teaches candidates what each element means, how they are applied when designing and how principles and elements of design are linked.

Unit 3: Key Design Principles

This unit enumerates the key design principles to pay attention to when designing, the different types of design principles and how adhering to these principles can improve designs.

Unit 4: Basic Elements of Dress Designing

This unit highlights the basic elements of dressmaking and designing, explaining each one of them. It teaches how to apply these elements when designing and the significance of these elements.

Unit 5: Dress Designing & Color Selection

This unit describes the process of designing and dress making and it gives the different color combinations that can be applied to different designs. It also enlightens candidates on how to follow color trends in order to make their designs recognizable.

Unit 6: Designing Process

This unit illustrates the design process which is essential for product development. It describes the steps taken to create a design and arrange the fabric according to the design.

Unit 7: Fashion Sketching: Drawing the Fashion Figure

This introduces fashion sketching to the candidates, teaching them how to interpret their designs on a fashion figure in a way that non fashion designers will be able to understand and decode.

Career Path

Concluding this course makes candidates fully equipped with the required skills for the labor market and it prepares them for the final level of Fashion Design. Attaining a diploma in fashion design opens candidates to different job opportunities in the fashion industry and in other areas such as education, earning an annual wage of $36,500.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Anyone with an interest in fashion design.
  • Graduates looking to promote their CV.
  • Entrepreneurs looking to pursue a career in fashion design.
  • Fashion designers looking to add to their skill set.

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 4 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 4
Duration 260 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards


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