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Fashion Design - Level 5

Course Overview

Online Fashion Designing Study

This advanced online fashion designing study program is the final level in fashion design and after completing this level candidates will possess the necessary skills to succeed in the fashion industry , whether as an entrepreneur or as an employee at a fashion house or company. This online fashion designing course is designed to be flexible and to comfortably fit in any schedule.

It is assignment based and is divided into eleven units for better understanding, so there is no particular need for a previous understanding in fashion design. The first unit introduces the course, discussing the concept of fashion design and the basic terminologies used. The second focuses on art and design and their different elements. The third unit states the important principles to follow when designing. The fourth unit enumerates the several elements of dressmaking or dress designing. The fifth also teaches about dress designing and it includes the use of color combinations. The sixth unit extensively explains the designing process.

The seventh introduces sketching and design illustration on the fashion figure. The eighth initiates the use of patterns in designing. The ninth and tenth involve the sewing basics and the basic terminologies used in sewing. The final level encourages and educates candidates to start a fashion business.

Course Syllabus

The level 5 Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design has eleven units;

Unit 1: An Overview of Fashion Design

This is an initiatory unit to Fashion design. It talks about the essential primary principles to follow when designing and the roles and functions of fashion designers in the industry.

Unit 2: Elements of Art and Design

Unit 2 defines art and design, enumerates the different elements of art and design, the roles these elements play in fashion design and how they can be applied when making designs.

Unit 3: Key Design Principles

This unit focuses on the basic and most important principles of design to follow, the importance of these principles, how these principles help in designing and how they are linked to elements of design.

Unit 4: Basic Elements of Dress Designing

The fourth unit points out the fundamental elements and principles of dress designing and simplifies each one of them for better understanding and application. It also explains the functions of following these elements

Unit 5: Dress Designing & Color Selection

This unit helps to pick between the different selections of dresses or styles to design and the different color combinations to add to the designs. It guides candidates through the trends to follow in design and color to improve the appeal of their designs.

Unit 6: Designing Process

Unit 6 gives the adequate knowledge needed in designing, it points out the several factors to consider when designing. It helps in making decisions such as; the type of fabric to use, who to design for, the type of clothes to design and a lot more.

Unit 7: Fashion Sketching: Drawing the Fashion Figure

This unit focuses more on sketching and teaches candidates how to put their designs on paper and to easily adjust the designs. It emphasizes the need to pay attention to the currently trending designs and how this helps to improve productivity.

Unit 8: How to Work With Patterns

The eight unit walks candidates slowly through the basic knowledge of working with patterns, the principles of pattern application and dressmaking. It helps in understanding and choosing patterns when designing.

Unit 9: Sewing Basics (I)

This unit gives basic sewing tips and sewing stitches for beginners to commence sewing lessons, the basic terminologies used in sewing and the breakdown of the sewing process.

Unit 10: Sewing Basics (Ii)

Unit 10 goes further into sewing. It explains other types of stitches and cutting. It also teaches how to properly use a sewing machine and discusses the different parts of the machine and their functions. 

Unit 11: Starting a Successful Fashion Design Business

The final unit educates candidates on the various points to consider when starting a Fashion Design Business. It explains how to instill the skills learned into starting a business.

Career Path

Our advanced fashion courses online qualify candidates to start a fashion business or work in already established design, theatre, wholesale or manufacturing companies with a yearly salary of $36,500 for starters.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Graduates looking to work in the fashion industry.
  • Anyone looking for a CV boost.
  • Fashion designers looking to climb higher in their fields.
  • Small scale Tailors looking to expand.
  • Anyone with a talent or interest in fashion design.

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 5 Award 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 5
Duration 320 Hours
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