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FASHION DESIGNER

SYLLABUS/ CURRICULUM
This program is aimed at training candidates for the job of Fashion Designer, in the Apparel made
ups and home furnishings Sector/ industry (mention name of sector/industry) and by the end of the
program aims at building the following key competencies amongst the learner:
1. Prepare and make a design
collection
3. Evaluate the design development
process

2. Prepare prototype garments for the


collection
4. Maintain work area & tools

5.Maintain health, safety and security at


workplace

This course encompasses 5 out of 5 NOS of Fashion Designer- AMH/ Q1201, Qualification Pack issued
by Apparel Sector Skill Council of India.
S.No

Module/Topic
Prepare to make
a design
collection

Key Learning
Outcomes
Performance criteria
The learners will be able to :

Research on fashion trends and identify the


emerging theme
Product range and previous designs developed by
the business are reviewed to assess relevance to
current design.
Business processes and client goals are identified.
Research is conducted on target market,
materials, designs, processes and marketing
materials according to the needs of the design
Quality standards for designs are identified.
Design themes and style requirements of
design are determined
Budget, cost points and timing constraints are
identified.

Knowledge & understanding


Organizational Context
The learners will be able to apply knowledge of:

NOS
Code

AMH/N 1201

Prepare
prototype
garments for the
collection

Your organizations policies, procedures,


guidelines and standards for dealing with
buyers/clients
Recognizing and adapting to cultural differences
in the workplace , including modes
of behaviour and interactions
Production capacity and processes of business
are identified.
Identifying improvements.
Completing work systematically with attention to
detail without damage to goods and equipment

Technical knowledge
The learners will be able to apply technical
knowledge of:
Garment construction techniques and processes.
To do the design by hand sketches or by
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Detailed knowledge of a range of fabrics and
trims
An understanding on the cost process involved in
making an apparel
Costing of created designs / product ensembles
with knowledge of sale ability of a product
designed
Knowledge of Intellectual Property Rights with
respect to designs
Performance criteria
The learners will be able to :
Create techpack which clearly conveys all
guidelines for development of the sample
Appropriate personnel are consulted with to
confirm feasibility and appropriateness of
techpack
Sketches, drawings and samples are used to
Development of sample is monitored to ensure
budget and time constraints
are met
Problems or inconsistencies in sample are
identified and addressed.

AMH/N1202

Evaluate the prototype sample received.

Knowledge & understanding


Organizational Context
The learners will be able to apply knowledge
The organizations policies and procedures
Protocol to obtain more information on work
related tasks
The limits of your role and responsibilities in
relation to IT service requests/incidents
Who to refer problems to when they are outside
the limit of your authority
Your organizations equipments, templates and
processes for preparing the
techpack and how to use these
Details of the job role and responsibilities
Your organizations knowledge base and how to
use and update this
Method of obtaining/ giving feedback related to
performance
Technical knowledge
The learners will be able to apply technical
knowledge of:

Knowledge of fabrics/apparels and garments and


types of fabrics/apparel that require stitching by
hand or machine stitching
Knowledge on Sewing and Pattern making
techniques to make techpack
o Techpacks are made for the range
collection
o Use of CAD or hand sketches
o Feasibility and appropriateness of
o techpack consulted and confirmed
o Techpack finalised internally
Elements of and principles of design and how
they are used to create good design in the
fashion industry
Expertise of personnel
Knowledge on quality and workplace practices

Required involvement of sampling merchandiser,


patternmaker and sampling tailor identified

Evaluate
Design
Development
Processes

Identified personnel for prototype sample


development briefed
Performance criteria
The learners will be able to ::
Analyze the prototype sample along with the
design team
Coordinate along with design team to check
sample against the techpack given to the
sampling merchandiser, the look and feel and fit
of the sample
Identify the prototype for the feasibility of the
garment in terms of sourcing of the fabric and
the trims available for the span of production
Identify various product testing to proceed with
prototype
Incorporate modification of the sample until
approved for final production
Get approval on the prototype/final techpack,
agreement finalized with the client
Document Design brief, development processes
and outcomes
Complete Documentation processes, including
filing and storing
Knowledge and understanding
Organizational Context
The learners will be able to apply knowledge
Your organizations policies, procedures and
priorities for your area of work and your role and
responsibilities in carrying out your work
Limits of your responsibilities when coordinating
with other department
Your specific work requirements and who these
must be agreed with
The importance of having a tidy work area and
how to do this
How to prioritize your workload according to
urgency and importance and the benefits of this

AMH/N1203

Your organizations policies and procedures for


dealing with confidential information and the
importance of complying with these
The purpose of keeping others updated with the
progress of your work
Who to obtain guidance from and the typical
circumstances when this may be required
The purpose and value of being flexible and
adapting work plans to reflect change

Technical knowledge
The learners will be able to apply technical knowledge
The importance of understanding of the
development process
Appropriate timescales for completing your work
and the implications of not meeting these for you
and the organization
Ability to strengthen teams awareness
Awareness to reduce development and company
cost
Resources needed for your work and how to
obtain and use these
4.

Maintain Work
Area, Tools and
Machines

Performance criteria
The learners will be able to :
Handle materials, drawing and pattern drafting
tools, equipment and the system for computer
designing with care
Use correct handling procedures.
Use materials to minimize waste
Use of measuring devices effectively
Maintain tools and equipment
Carry out running maintenance within agreed
schedules
Carry out maintenance and/or cleaning within
ones responsibility
Report unsafe equipment and other dangerous
occurrences
Work in a comfortable position with the correct
posture
Use cleaning equipment and methods

AMH/N1204

appropriate for the work to be carried out


Dispose of waste safely in the designated location
Carry out cleaning according to schedules and
limits of responsibility
Request for up gradation of system or softwares
when required for effective working
Always a backup file to be maintained when
working on various design softwares
All soft copies of design work to be maintained in
files as well for future reference

Knowledge and understanding


Organizational ontext
The learners will be able to apply knowledge of:
Personal hygiene and duty of care
Safe working practices and organizational
procedures
Limits of your own responsibility
Ways of resolving with problems within the work
area
The production process and the specific work
activities that relate to the whole Process

5.

Maintain health,
safety and
security at
workplace

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
The learners will be able to :
Comply with health and safety related
instructions applicable to the workplace
Use and maintain personal protective equipment
as per protocol
Carryout own activities in line with approved
guidelines and procedures
Maintain a healthy lifestyle and guard against
dependency on intoxicants
Follow environment management system related
procedures
Identify and correct(if possible) malfunctions in
machinery and equipment
Report any service malfunctions that cannot be

AMH/N1205

rectified
Store materials and equipment in line with
manufacturers and organizational requirements
Safely handle and move waste and debris
Minimize health and safety risks to self and
others due to own actions
Seek clarifications, from supervisors or other
authorized personnel in case of perceived risks
Monitor the workplace and work processes for
potential risks and threats
Carry out periodic walk-through to keep work
area free from hazards and obstructions, if
assigned
Report hazards and potential risks/ threats to
supervisors or other authorized personnel
Participate in mock drills/ evacuation procedures
organized at the workplace
Undertake first aid ,fire fighting and emergency
response training ,if asked to do so
Take action based on instructions in the event of
fire, emergencies or accidents
Follow organisation procedures for shutdown
and evacuation when required

Knowledge and understanding


Organizational context
The learners will be able to apply knowledge of:
Health and safety related practices applicable at
the workplace
Potential hazards, risks and threats based on
nature of operations
Organizational procedures for safe handling of
tools
Potential risks due to own actions and methods
to minimize these
Environmental management system related
procedures at the workplace
Layout of the plant and details of emergency
exits, escape routes, emergency equipment and
assembly points

Potential accidents and emergencies and


response to these scenarios
Reporting protocol and documentation required
Details of personnel trained in first aid, firefighting and emergency response
Actions to take in the event of a mock drills/
evacuation procedures or actual accident,
emergency or fire

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
The learners will be able to apply technical knowledge
of:
Occupational health and safety risks and
methods
Personal protective equipment and method of
use
Identification, handling and storage of hazardous
substances
Proper disposal system for waste and byproducts
Signage related to health and safety and their
meaning
Importance of sound health, hygiene and good
habits
Ill-effects of alcohol, tobacco and drugs