Damelin Fashion Design and Retail Buying Certificate



Part Time


This programme is designed to introduce learners to the fast growing and competitive fashion design industry. Successful learners are able to demonstrate specialised skills and techniques such as developing a design concept from conceptual stages through the process of designing, developing the patterns and producing the final garment using different finishing techniques.

The programme duration is 6

With this programme, successful learners could pursue a career as a:

  • Junior Fashion Designer
  • Junior Clothing Designer
  • Junior Fashion Buyer

Upon successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive a Damelin Fashion Design and Retail Buying Certificate.

The Fashion Design and Retail Buying Certificate is offered by Damelin and Quality Assured by the Damelin Academic Board.

Candidates accessing this programme should demonstrate their ability to read, analyse and reflect on study material at least on NQF Level 3. Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge, comprehension and application of language at NQF Level 3/Grade 11 or equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge, comprehension and application of Mathematics at NQF Level 2/Grade 10 or equivalent.

Contact Programmes:

*Please note that during COVID-19 and the regulations put in place by the National Disaster Management Act No.57 of 2002 amended from time to time and recommendations by the National Command Council which are implemented at all campuses, students will be required to follow all directives of the institute. Whilst every precaution is taken, the institute will not be responsible in respect of any liability arising out of any student becoming ill or suffering injury or death at any of the institute’s campuses. Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place and will need to be abided by all students. Students will be supported through a blended learning approach and you will require basic digital literacy skills (and computer skills as needed) and access to a device and data. Students registered for contact programmes may attend optional campus-based sessions which will be a limited number of students. Priority consideration will be given to at-risk of failing students.

Distance Programmes:

*Please note that for the distance mode of delivery, you will require your own data and device to access study content. Students can access Damelin assessment centres at various campuses to write exams or tests, where and when required and whist on the campuses of Damelin, strict COVID-19 protocols will be implemented at all campuses and all students will be obligated to follow such protocols including those regulations as per the National Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002.

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