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Study level: Advanced
Course description:

If you wish to enter into the fashion world for a rewarding career, this course is ideal for you to equip you with all the creative skills required to work in the industry.

Course Details

On this course you will learn the art of sewing, fabric selection, garment construction, fabric handling techniques, applying knowledge of fabric, coordinating colour and texture, monitoring quality and fit, and fashion sketching, marketing techniques and retail fashion production. Relevant practical exercises and projects are introduced throughout the course aimed at applying the theory and skills learnt. This course prepares you for the real world of the design professional: we teach you how to start and run your own fashion design business profitably.

Course Benefits

  • Full Tutor Support
  • Self paced, no fixed schedules
  • Available to students any where in the world

Course Syllabus:

This course consists of following units:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Fashion Design

Unit 2 - Elements of Design

Unit 3 - Principles of Design

Unit 4 - Dress Designing Essentials

Unit 5 - Colour & Dress Designing

Unit 6 - The Design Process

Unit 7 - Fashion Sketching

Unit 8 - Working with Patterns

Unit 9 - Sewing Basics (i)

Unit 10 - Sewing Basics (ii)

Unit 11 - Running the Fashion Design Business

Awarding Body:

ABC Awards

Duration: 12 Months (Flexible)

(Please note that this is only an approximate figure and depends entirely upon how much time you dedicate to your studies)


When you enrol on this course you are assigned a personal expert tutor, to guide and encourage you throughout your studies with the College. Your tutor is your personal learning coach. He or she will be available throughout your distance learning course to give you help with specific issues, and help you through difficult topics. He or she will also provide you with detailed feedback on your distance learning assignments. Your tutor will keep in touch with you on a regular basis throughout your distance learning course to check on your progress and give you encouragement and advice. You will also have access to our team of friendly Student Advisers who ensure that your distance learning course runs smoothly and are always ready to answer any questions or concerns you might have.


You will be continually assessed throughout the course. Assessment will vary through question papers and projects. You will complete 15 modules on this course. After each lesson you will be required to complete a question paper, which you can either submit online or can send by post to your tutor. It is recommended that you submit it online as you receive your results more quickly in this way. You will also complete two projects on the completion of this course and will be required to produce a work folder.

Entry requirements: There is no particular entry requirement. We do not ask for any previous qualification or experience. Students of all age and academic background can enrol on this course.
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