Licentiateship in Fashion

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Licentiateship in Fashion 2016-05-26T19:30:33+00:00

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NORTH WEST SCHOOL OF DESIGN is an International Fashion College for a Licentiateship in Fashion.

North West School of Design is now a delegated authority, approved by City & Guilds of London to register, assess and recommend candidates for the City & Guilds Licentiateship which is run as part of the City & Guilds Professional Recognition Awards suite. The awards are offered in industrial, business and professional fields and once achieved holders of the Licentiateship are entitled to use the designatory letters ‘LCGI’ and to wear the approved City & Guilds gown, hood and mortar board.

WHAT IS A LICENTIATESHIP?

Licentiateship – Definition: Oxford Dictionaries.com

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/licentiate

Licentiate: Syllabification: li•cen•ti•ate – Pronunciation: /līˈsenSH(ē)it/
Noun: The holder of a certificate of competence to practice a certain profession. (In certain universities, especially in Europe) a degree between that of bachelor and master or doctor. The holder of a licentiate degree.
Derivatives: licentiateship – Pronunciation: /-ˌSHip/

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE LICENTIATESHIP IN FASHION?

Students who complete the following fulltime 4 year programmes/course can apply for the Licentiateship in Fashion

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Communication & Buying

Please click here for Admission Requirements for these courses

Fashion Design Students

Year Description Examination Qualification
1 Academic year completed on a fulltime basis at North West School of Design Year End – City & Guilds examination City & Guilds 7160-12 Level 2 Certificate in Fashion
2 Academic year completed on a fulltime basis at North West School of Design Year End – City & Guilds examination City & Guilds 7160-22 Level 2 Diploma in Fashion
3 Academic year completed on a fulltime basis at North West School of Design Year End – City & Guilds examination City & Guilds 7160-13 Level 3 Certificate in Fashion
4 Practical year completed at the workplace within the Fashion Industry Portfolio of evidence submitted after completion of one full year fulltime employment within the fashion industry City & Guilds Level 4 9200-01 Licentiateship

Fashion Communication & Buying Students

Year Description Examination Qualification
1 Academic year completed on a fulltime basis at North West School of Design Year End – City & Guilds examination City & Guilds 7160-12 Level 2 Certificate in Fashion
2 Academic year completed on a fulltime basis at North West School of Design Year End – City & Guilds examination City & Guilds 7160-22 Level 2 Diploma in Fashion
3 Academic year completed on a fulltime basis at North West School of Design Year End – NWSD examination of projects that form part of the Level 4 assessment N/A
4 Practical year completed at the workplace within the Fashion Industry Portfolio of evidence submitted after completion of one full year fulltime employment within the fashion industry City & Guilds Level 4 9200-01 Licentiateship

WHY A LICENTIATESHIP AND NOT A BA DEGREE?

HOW DO I APLLY FOR THE LICENTIATESHIP IN FASHION?

Both the Fashion Design AND the Fashion Communication & Buying courses lead up to the International Qualification:  Licentiateship in Fashion.

Candidates register for Fashion Design, and within the first 6 months of the 1st year of study, students will decide whether they will continue with Fashion Design, or whether they want to complete the Fashion Communication Course.

This allows for the Communication and Buying students to have a strong technical fashion foundation.  Students will be better equipped to decide on the field of fashion once they have been exposed to the fashion industry as a first year student.

WHAT ARE PORFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS?
(Former Senior Awards) As of Aug 2013 the awards are called – Professional Recognition Awards. In addition to Royal Charter (The highest level of Accreditation in UK) the awards are NQF (National Qualifications Framework) accredited qualifications which enable candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills within any sector or role. Those achieving these awards will be entitled to use an appropriate, internationally recognised post-nominal: Licentiateship (LCGI), Affiliateship (AfCGI), Graduateship (GCGI) and Membership (MCGI). They can also help candidates working towards higher level qualifications.

These qualifications are ideal for those working at the highest professional levels in any role or sector and looking for an accredited qualification to provide recognition of their knowledge and skills.

The City & Guilds Licentiateship is a vocational route to a higher level professional recognition and are comprehensive, progressive and accessible and competence based.  The Licentiateship fills a huge gap within the higher level education and training gap in South Africa.  This aligns well with North West School of Design’s mission to ensure our curriculum caters for future designers and fashion professionals who are globally competent in terms of quality, price and supply chain management.

Licentiateship LCGI – level 4
The learner would typically: have first-line responsibility for managing day-to-day activities; manage resources in own area of responsibility; constructively work with others to develop and maintain good working relationships; develop and maintain good customer relationships; identify and access opportunities for professional development; be able to apply professional standards in own area of responsibility; take into account the views and perspectives of others in decision-making; communicate effectively and manage information in line with organisational and legal requirements; consistently meet aims and objectives; exercise autonomy and judgment in work role; and address problems that are well-defined but non-routine. Applicants must provide evidence that they have performed competently in a relevant work environment. Evidence of industrial achievement may take the form of an industrial qualification (e.g. an industry-recognised apprenticeship) or confirmation from a current or recent employer of at least five years’ appropriate employment.

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