September has been a busy month and we here at Willbaforce Ltd are delighted to be able to deliver a new online course outling what you need to do when setting up a fashion business.

The course covers the following:

This e-learning course is suitable if you’ve a basic knowledge of the fashion industry and are interested in setting up you own fashion-based business. It will provide an overview of the components involved in starting a fashion label and how to get started with the production process.
The course includes:
♣    An overview of the fashion industry and calendar
♣    An analysis of consumer profiles and target customers
♣    Business and financial planning
♣    Market research
♣    PR, marketing and advertising plans
♣    Trend research
♣    The fashion supply chain, design and production cycle
♣    Managing your production and liasing with suppliers, manufacturers and buyers
E-Learning:
Our e-learning experience differs depending on which course you choose. All courses include weekly chat sessions with your tutor and other students on the course, which may be:
♣    Text chat (called Blackboard or Wimba  Pronto) which invoves typing text into a message box creating a dialogue with your tutor/fellow students
♣    An interactive seminar (called Wimba) which includes voice and video chat, as well as an opportunity to ‘share’ your tutor’s desktop so that s/he can navigate you through websites and other work.
You will also be required to undertake weekly assignments between sessions. This can be downloaded from a special website (a Wiki), where you will also be able to upload your work during the week. You’ll be expected to dedicate between one – two hours a week to these self-study projects. A full technical specification is listed in the ‘Materials’ tab above.

Level:
Beginners. Suitable for students who are 17 years and above (all other short courses are available to students who are 18 years and above)

To book click here: http://www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/shortcourses/by-subject/e-learning/starting-your-own-fashion-label-e-learning/