Level 2 Over 25
NCEA Creative Industries Fashion Design



fashion design



Are you interested in Fashion and Textiles?
This is the course to begin turning your fashion dreams in to reality.

If you are 25 or over and want to begin your creative journey, we will get you started to develop your talent into a career. Get NCEA focussed on fashion design and textiles and start on the pathway to doing what you love.



NCEA Level 2

80 NZQA Credits

24 Teaching weeks

Zero Fees.
Eligible for StudyLink support.

Where does it lead?
This course gives students the qualification and portfolio for entry to level 3 Design courses.

Entry requirements
The programme is available for domestic students aged over 16 years old but is aimed at mature students 25 years old and over, without a level 2 qualification (students under 25 should consider the Foundations Skills in Fashion Design Level 2). Those with an existing level 2 qualification in a different field of study or from more than 5 years ago may still be eligible for this course.  

No hidden costs
All equipment, materials and printing are supplied.

What’s in the course?

Students study a range of subjects including drawing, design thinking and critical thinking, textiles & fashion design, computer graphics and the Literacy and Numeracy skills for design. 


Students learn:

  • Creative processes and drawing skills to communicate design ideas using a variety of techniques and media including computer graphics.

  • Design skills and technologies and how to apply them in various design activities including; Branding, Hoodie Design, Re-Cycled Fashion Design
    and Conceptual Design.

  • Use industrial sewing equipment to turn your ideas into reality.

  • How the fashion design industries have developed in New Zealand and Internationally and what are the future opportunities.

  • How to work and talk like a designer including how to manage creative processes, work to deadlines, present design work and not break copyright laws or make ethical mistakes.

What is achieved?
On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  •  Apply elementary design processes and techniques to conceptualise and clarify solutions to standard fashion design briefs.

  • Apply the Elements and Principles of Design.

  • Communicate design concepts visually, orally and in written form.

  • Use elementary Textiles and Sewing skills to realise designs.

  • Collaboratively present and reflect upon own and others work.

  • Demonstrate elementary work practices in fashion design contexts.

  • Demonstrate understanding of legal and ethical considerations in design (including Copyright Law and the implications of the Treaty of
    Waitangi for design).

  • Understand employment opportunities in the creative industries.

  • Understand history of design in New Zealand and Internationally.

Pathway to your design career

Student Gallery

Explore some of the work our talented students have created