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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Higher Certificate in Fashion Design|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|94796||Higher Certificate in Fashion Design|
|Inscape Education Group|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHE - Council on Higher Education||HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Higher Certificate||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Design Studies|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Not Applicable||NQF Level 05||Regular-Provider-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.|
This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to primarily "provide an introduction to the fashion design profession and its role within the broader context of the clothing and fashion industry". Secondly, the qualifying learner can move to other (related) fields. Lastly, it is to make it possible for a learner to earn a Fashion design qualification formalising the learning that they have been achieved through informal ways in this industry.
Learners will acquire the skills, competencies and academic knowledge required to practice in the Fashion Design industry, after a period of supervised practical experience, as a junior Fashion Designer. The learners will have an awareness of fashion design professions and its role within the broader context of the fashion environment.
The provision of occupationally-directed education and training within the fashion field is crucial if the country is to achieve the following goals:
The Higher Certificate in Fashion Design qualification has been designed to address knowledge and socio-cultural needs and it has been recognised that ways in which education in the fashion sector can help stimulate the South African communities:
The qualification has been specifically written to prepare a learner for a career in Fashion Design. Typically, the learner would find employment in a Fashion Design practice in one of the fields, e.g.: fashion planning and buying, basic design, clothing construction and manufacturing. They could work in fashion design houses, retail industries and production lines.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL will be applied to enable entry to the qualification.
When a person wishing to enrol for the qualification has already acquired the some of the necessary knowledge and skills, whether through formal learning or any other means, the institution will provide an alternative, 'flexible entry route' to enrolment. The college can conduct a Recognition of Prior Learning assessment to determine - from a portfolio of evidence aligned to our syllabus - the extent to which a candidate has acquired the knowledge and skills and exempt him or her from having to repeat that learning.
RPL Assessment instruments will entail:
To be able to gain access to the Higher Certificate in Fashion Design applicants should be in possession of:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification comprises 16 compulsory modules at NQF Level 5, totalling 120 Credits:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Informed understanding of the principles, theories, and rules in fashion design.
2. Good understanding of what fashion design includes from design through to production.
3. Have a basic understanding of how the Fashion industry works: seasons, trends, job roles etc.
4. Display solid construction knowledge in order to design.
5. Understand the fibre content, characteristics and uses of textiles and know how this knowledge can be applied to fashion design and construction.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Formative assessment is used for progress, as the learner works through the required modules. A distance student may resubmit an assignment as many times as they wish to ensure that learning has adequately taken place. A summative assessment is in place on through a portfolio submission. The portfolio is an evidence of work completed during the qualification at the institution. Portfolio submissions are moderated internally by the Academic Manager and Programme Coordinators as well as externally by industry and accredited academic persons to ensure consistency of assessors.
|A comparative analysis was taken in order to compare the relevance and standards implemented in the qualification offered at Inscapes to qualifications being offered internationally.
The West London College offers a foundational qualification with essential preparation for entry to degree courses in fashion and textiles. Learners will experience a range of fashion activities which will assess their strengths and confirm their aspirations to enable them to advance to a more specialised area of interest.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University offers the Higher Diploma/Higher Certificate Scheme in Fashion and Textile Studies.
From the information it is evident that the qualification being offered at the Institution compares favourably with the international qualifications in terms of the purpose.
|Upon completion the learner will be able to articulate horizontally to:
And Vertically to:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015.|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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