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Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design - Level 5
Course Level Level 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 320 Hours
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsed By Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards
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Course Overview

Fashion Design Level 5

Ready to break into one of the world’s most fascinating and enjoyable creative sectors? With a Fashion Design Level 5 Diploma on your CV, you’ll be ready to take the biggest step on your career journey to date!  Enrol on this exclusive one-year fashion design course with Staff Training Solutions, for the opportunity to transform your long-term outlook!  This fully-endorsed fashion design distance learning program is open to newcomers and experienced designers alike, covering the skills and knowledge you’ll need to make your mark on this incredible industry!  Study the most important features and elements of successful garment design, how to sketch your designs like a pro and the basics of sewing.  Pursue a position with an established fashion house, or go into business as a self-employed fashion designer!  With this exclusive Level 5 Fashion Design Diploma, the career of your dreams starts today!

Why Study Fashion Design?

Worldwide, the fashion industry is renowned for its prestige, exclusivity and glamour.  Not to mention, the sheer enjoyment of a career dedicated to watching your wildest visions brought to life.  Unfortunately, the global fashion industry is also notoriously difficult to break into.  If you expect to make a name for yourself in such a competitive sector, you need more than just relentless passion for fashion.  You also need to understand the mechanics of the industry, how to build a successful fashion design business and more.  In a nutshell, you need to present yourself as a credible, capable and committed fashion superstar of the future.  If you’re ready to breathe life into your dreams of a career in fashion, we’re standing by to show you the way!


Course Syllabus

Our most advanced course in fashion design syllabus covers the practical skills and knowledge you’ll need to make a successful entry to this thriving industry.  Explore the fascinating world of the professional fashion designer over a series of 12 modules as follows:

This intensive Level 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:

Module 1 - Fashion Design: Introduction

The introductory module examines the objectives and functions of the global fashion industry, while exploring the evolution of fashion design and its recent history.  Some of the most important fashion trends of the 19th and 20th centuries are discussed, along with the industry’s role in both forecasting and engineering the next big fashion movements.

Module 2 - Features of the Design

A selection of essential garment features are explored in the second module, which introduces a variety of typical garments and breaks down their core features respectively.  Candidates begin to build an understanding of the mechanics of fashion design and the contributory functions of a garment’s component features.

Module 3 - Designing Elements

The four most important elements that apply to all aspects of fashion design are examined in the third module - Colours, Shapes, Lines and Textures.  Learners study the individual impact and effects of each element individually and as part of a cohesive design, touching upon the importance of harmony.

Module 4 - Principles of Art & Design

In module four, learners are introduced to a selection of essential art and design principles that apply in the field of fashion design.  Candidates learn how to work strategically with Emphasis, Balance, Harmony and Repetition in design, in order to create garments that are both cohesive and a reflection of the designer’s unique aesthetic.

Module 5 - Essentials of Dress Designing

A fascinating introduction to the basics of dress design follows in module five, which presents candidates with a detailed breakdown of the design process and introduces several helpful tools for more effective dress designing.  The various different types of dresses and their respective characteristics are also discussed.

Module 6 - Essentials of Dress Designing & Colour Selection

A continuation of the prior module, candidates continue studying dress designing in module six with a detailed exploration of colour selection.  The importance of cohesiveness and avoiding clashes when working with colours is discussed, along with how any given combination of colours can affect the appeal and interpretation of the entire garment.

Module 7 - Steps of the Design Process

In module seven, candidates are presented with a detailed overview of each of the component stages of the complete fashion design process.  The benefits of approaching fashion design in a structured manner are discussed, guiding candidates through the process from initial creative vision through to final production and editing of the garment.

Module 8 - Essentials for Fashion-Sketching

Candidates are then provided with a helpful fashion sketching tutorial, which examines some of the tools and resources that can simplify the fashion sketching process.  The importance of producing detailed sketches that clearly communicate design elements and details to other designers is also discussed.

Module 9 - Creating and Applying Patterns

Module nine explores the often-challenging process of both creating and working with patterns as a fashion designer.  The complexities of combining multiple patterns into one cohesive garment are examined, along with key considerations when creating patterns from scratch in accordance with the requirements of the garment/wearer.

Module 10 - Essentials of Sewing (i)

Ideal for newcomers, module 10 provides a crash-course introduction to the essential sewing skills needed to get into fashion design.  Some of the most common tools, accessories and resources used in professional sewing are examined, along with several basic hand-sewing techniques - including seam sewing.

Module 11 - Essentials of Sewing (ii)                           

The helpful sewing tutorial continues into module 11, which moves onto the process of planning and carrying out alterations and garment repairs.  Candidates also explore the challenges posed by different materials and garment types, when sewing details and performing alterations.

Module 12 - How to Start Up and Run a Fashion Business

Bringing the course to a close, module 12 is ideal for candidates looking to explore entrepreneurship opportunities.  The component steps involved in building a successful fashion design business are explored, along with how to successfully market yourself as a fashion designer and the importance of creating a powerful brand image.


Career Path

Drive, determination and detailed industry knowledge - the three cornerstones of successful careers.  In the high-flying world of fashion design, creativity and an eye for detail will only get you so far.  This exclusive Level 5 Fashion Design Diploma has been designed to help ambitious amateurs climb the ladder to full professional status.  Whether new to fashion design or already working in the field, an endorsed diploma could transform your career prospects like never before.  Entry-level fashion designers typically earn around £20,000 and up.

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from 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 Certifications for Professional Development Limited (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 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 Certifications for Professional Development Limited (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.

Who should take this course

Our most advanced Fashion Design Program to date is ideal for candidates with the very top of the industry in their sights.  With no deadlines to worry about and no entry-requirements to fulfil, this is the ideal fashion course for:

  • Anyone who intends to become a successful fashion designer
  • Members of the workforce ready to climb the ladder
  • Newcomers with no prior knowledge or experience
  • Passionate hobbyists and amateurs ready to go pro
  • Anyone with a passion for fashion and an eye for detail
  • Candidates considering entrepreneurship opportunities

Your expert tutor will provide all the support you need to gain maximum value from your studies!  Get started on your Level 5 Fashion Design Diploma today, or contact the team at Staff Training Solutions if you have any questions!