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Trend and Fashion Forecasting - Level 2

24 April 2008

Is the course for me?
This is a short professional course for designers who wish to develop specialist forecasting skills to support their own career development in the sector.

The course has been developed by ZiP (the brand name for Newham College’s fashion and textiles courses) to meet the skills needs of the sector.

What does the course involve?

The course covers the theory and practice of forecasting, including concepts that influence consumers and markets. From original research from street and shop reports, the course will enable you to produce a forecast, including colours, fabrication, construction detail, and themes. Forcast presentation techniques are also covered during rthe course. The course is delivered through demonstrations and practical exercises, with a high level of tutor support and regular review of your progress.

You will receive a course handbook and scheme of work at the start of the course, but please enquire if you need more details about the course content before application.  

What options are open to me if I successfully complete the course?

This course will help you develop skills of immediate commercial relevance. To develop your skills further, you may also find it useful to take other specialist ZiP courses such as Drawing for Fashion Designers, Photoshop, or Illustrator – a wide range of specialist courses are available.

Please contact our Customer Support Centre for further details of the full range of ZiP courses.

What do I need to get on the course?
You do not need particular academic qualifications to be eligible for the course, but you need to be focused on a career in the sector

How long is the course and when does it start?
The course takes place at the Fashion and Textile Museum SE1 at the following times:
Thursday 6.30-9pm 24th April  – 12th June 08 (eight classes)
Saturday 10am-3pm 26th April – 24th May 08 (five classes)

How much will the course cost?
The UK/EU home student fee is £89. If you are not eligible for the home student fee you will be charged the overseas fee.  UK/EU nationals who are unemployed or in receipt of benefits may be eligible for fee remission – please enquire. Materials needed for the course will cost about  £20.

To apply, or for more information:

Please call our Customer Support Centre on 0845 650 42 44 or email call.centre@newham.ac.uk 

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