What is the course about?
This Course is great for beginners, or those with little experience. It will introduce you to the technical and creative skills used in the Fashion Design industry.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This Course is ideal for beginners, and no specific fashion skills are required to enrol onto this Course, although English speaking, reading, writing at level E3 will be needed to enable you to complete the work and basic numeracy is desirable.
What topics does the course cover?
You will be taught core essential skills relevant in the Fashion Industry such as: Research, Fashion Market levels, Fashion Design Development, Fashion drawing, sewing and garment construction.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The Course Tutors will teach and support you in a creative and friendly environment. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, research and hands on making. Assessment will be practical and feedback will be given on a regular basis.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Basic materials and equipment will be provided, but you will need to buy your own selected fabrics to make your garments. At the beginning of the course you will be provided with a small list of equipment you will need such as: A4 ring binder, sketchbook ,drawing materials, basic sewing kit etc.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the Course you will be able to research fashion design ideas, understand the fashion design process through illustrated fashion designs and produce a finished Fashion product.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Once you have successfully completed the Course, you will be awarded with the qualification - Level 1 Award in Making It In Fashion. Your tutor will assist you in exploring your progression options, which could include taking a level 2 fashion course at WAES or at another college.