Fashion Design Course - Certificate (Home Study)
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Start Date:  Can be started at any time
Price:  £ 395 (easy-pay plan available)
Average Study Duration:  3 months
Assessment:  5 practical assignments
Course Type:  Home Study
Level:  Equivalent to level 2 on the RQF
Accreditation:  International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC)
Entry Requirements:  Must be 18 years of age or older.

Certificate course in Fashion Design

The Certificate in Fashion Design is an introduction into the fascinating world of fashion. It acts as an introduction course for budding fashion enthusiasts. If you have a passion for learning about and exploring the creative skills relevant to fashion design then this course is perfect for you.

The course is based around five practical assignments that will cover fashion illustration, design development, fabrics and developing a body of work to create your own fashion portfolio.

Most students complete the course in approximately three months, however all students have three years in which to complete the course.

See below for a full list of topics covered »

Certificate Course Study Contents:

  • Welcome Email - from the course director
  • Recommended Materials & Supplementary Reading List
  • Initial Assignments and Submission Requirements
  • All Course Content & Instructional Videos

Techniques and Processes


  • Analysing fashion designers' work - choosing a designer that inspires you
  • Research and design process - idea generation
  • Trend forecasting
  • Fabrics - technical aspects
  • Fabrics - correct use in design
  • Colour combinations for capsule collections
  • Design - understanding different body shapes

Fashion and Textile Practices


  • Illustration - creating your own unique fashion croquis
  • Creating mood boards
  • Sketching design details and ideas
  • Draping techniques
  • Fashion design collection