Diploma in Fashion and Design
The student applying for this course must have a mean grade of C- at KCSE and must have passed in English / Kiswahili and at least a science subject. Home science subject is an added advantage.
Admission is done at the beginning of each calendar year. The course is designed impart managerial skills to the trainee.
The course is practical oriented with the student expected to attend 75% without which they will not be registered for KNEC Exam. The course is as outlined:
This course takes three calendar years. After every end of a year the trainee sits for Kenya National Examination Council exam before proceeding to the next module. The trainee also undertakes internal exams which include two Continuous Assessment Tests, Assignments, presentations and an end Term Exam. The marks acquired by the trainee are compiled and averaged at the end of the year and submitted to KNEC as coursework marks. KNEC exams are taken every July and November of every year.
The trainees have two practical lessons per week where they practice on pattern drafting and making of dummy garments. At the end of the course they are expected to produce a real garment. Speed tests to test their speed are done to prepare them for both KNEC exams and for the KNEC exams. They also exposed to designing clothes.
After module two, the trainee goes for a five month attachment to various establishments that offer garment construction and management services before coming back to complete module three. This is meant to expose them further to real practical situation before finally joining the industry on completion of their course. The trainees are attached to such areas like
– Tailoring industries or factories.