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Qualifications

Developing your future the right way

Hundreds of designers are applying for the same jobs every minute and every day. Many have degrees and are fresh out of either university or art college and have never worked in an agency or with an in-house marketing department before. All of their portfolios look the same and many follow the same fashion and styles which doesn’t help them to stand out or show individual creativity. Now, some will argue that this is all that’s needed but that’s not the case. Studios, Agencies and Employers within the creative industries are looking for skills, knowledge and a uniqueness which will help them to lead the way in an ever competitive and changing market. Being original won’t come with qualifications but with how you develop your skills and your portfolio.

At the Creative Design School International, we pride ourselves in helping our students to achieve their own personal goals and career opportunities. Not everyone has the same goals or passions and that’s why it’s more important to stand out alongside everyone else than to focus totally on the qualifications.

On successful completion of our main diploma, specialist and professional courses, many of our students have gone onto further  studies at university or into their dream job. All of our awards are fully recognised by the creative industries and accredited.

Here are the level of awards for all of our courses:

SHORT COURSES CERTIFICATION:

All of our short courses are awarded with a certificate in the short course subject areas. These are all entry level awards and will help when enrolling onto our diploma level courses.

DIPLOMA COURSES CERTIFICATION:

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION: – all of our level 1 courses are entry level certification which are for beginners and those who have not studied the subject area prior to this course. The beginners level is recommended for those who have never studies the subject areas before and who wish to proceed onto the levels 2 and 3 at a later date. On successful completion of this level you will be awarded a Diploma Level 1 certificate, which is the equivalent to A Higher National Diploma (HND) Level 3, Diploma of Higher Education, and EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 3. You will either be awarded a Pass, with Excellence or with a Distinction depending on the final grades achieved throughout the course and with the final exam.

LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATIONS: – this an intermediate level and is suitable for those who have either studied as a short course or have had basic training in the subject areas prior to enrolling in this level. We recommend that you complete this course before you enrol onto any of our advanced or specialist level courses. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Diploma Level 2 certificate, which is equivalent to A Higher National Diploma (HND) Level 3, Diploma of Higher Education, and EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 4. You will either be awarded a Pass, with Excellence or with a Distinction depending on the final grades achieved throughout the course and with the final exam.

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATIONS: – this is our advanced level which requires you to have studied or trained the basics of the subject areas being covered in this level. If you have no prior knowledge in the subject area for this level, it is recommended that you start at levels 1 or 2. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Diploma Certificate, which is equivalent to A Higher National Diploma (HND) Level 4, Diploma of Higher Education, and EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 5. You will either be awarded a Pass, with Excellence or with a Distinction depending on the final grades achieved throughout the course and with the final exam.

SPECIALIST LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATIONS: – this level is focused on those who already have excellent knowledge in the specific areas of Graphic Design, Fashion Design or Textile Design. The aim of this level is to build specialist skills in specific areas to help with career development and progression. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Diploma Certificate, which is equivalent to A Higher National Diploma (HND) Level 5, Diploma of Higher Education, and EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 6. You will either be awarded a Pass, with Excellence or with a Distinction depending on the final grades achieved throughout the course and with the final exam.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATIONS: – our professional level is a further progression from our specialist level and will provide each individual with excellent skills and knowledge which will provide the very best in professional skills to enhance their career opportunities. These courses are designed and developed so that they can be applied to additional skill areas related to the subject areas we deliver. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Diploma Certificate, which is equivalent to A Higher National Diploma (HND) Level 5, Diploma of Higher Education, Diploma of Higher Education, and EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 7. You will either be awarded a Pass, with Excellence or with a Distinction depending on the final grades achieved throughout the course and with the final exam.

Qualifications

Developing your future the right way

Hundreds of designers are applying for the same jobs every minute and every day. Many have degrees and are fresh out of either university or art college and have never worked in an agency or with an in-house marketing department before. All of their portfolios look the same and many follow the same fashion and styles which doesn’t help them to stand out or show individual creativity. Now, some will argue that this is all that’s needed but that’s not the case. Studios, Agencies and Employers within the creative industries are looking for skills, knowledge and a uniqueness which will help them to lead the way in an ever competitive and changing market. Being original won’t come with qualifications but with how you develop your skills and your portfolio.

At the Creative Design School International, we pride ourselves in helping our students to achieve their own personal goals and career opportunities. Not everyone has the same goals or passions and that’s why it’s more important to stand out alongside everyone else than to focus totally on the qualifications.

On successful completion of our main diploma, specialist and professional courses, many of our students have gone onto further  studies at university or into their dream job. All of our awards are fully recognised by the creative industries and accredited.

Here are the level of awards for all of our courses:

SHORT COURSES CERTIFICATION:

All of our short courses are awarded with a certificate in the short course subject areas. These are all entry level awards and will help when enrolling onto our diploma level courses.

DIPLOMA COURSES CERTIFICATION:

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION: – all of our level 1 courses are entry level certification which are for beginners and those who have not studied the subject area prior to this course. The beginners level is recommended for those who have never studies the subject areas before and who wish to proceed onto the levels 2 and 3 at a later date. On successful completion of this level you will be awarded a Diploma Level 1 certificate, which is the equivalent to A Higher National Diploma (HND) Level 3, Diploma of Higher Education, and EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 3. You will either be awarded a Pass, with Excellence or with a Distinction depending on the final grades achieved throughout the course and with the final exam.

LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATIONS: – this an intermediate level and is suitable for those who have either studied as a short course or have had basic training in the subject areas prior to enrolling in this level. We recommend that you complete this course before you enrol onto any of our advanced or specialist level courses. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Diploma Level 2 certificate, which is equivalent to A Higher National Diploma (HND) Level 3, Diploma of Higher Education, and EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 4. You will either be awarded a Pass, with Excellence or with a Distinction depending on the final grades achieved throughout the course and with the final exam.

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATIONS: – this is our advanced level which requires you to have studied or trained the basics of the subject areas being covered in this level. If you have no prior knowledge in the subject area for this level, it is recommended that you start at levels 1 or 2. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Diploma Certificate, which is equivalent to A Higher National Diploma (HND) Level 4, Diploma of Higher Education, and EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 5. You will either be awarded a Pass, with Excellence or with a Distinction depending on the final grades achieved throughout the course and with the final exam.

SPECIALIST LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATIONS: – this level is focused on those who already have excellent knowledge in the specific areas of Graphic Design, Fashion Design or Textile Design. The aim of this level is to build specialist skills in specific areas to help with career development and progression. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Diploma Certificate, which is equivalent to A Higher National Diploma (HND) Level 5, Diploma of Higher Education, and EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 6. You will either be awarded a Pass, with Excellence or with a Distinction depending on the final grades achieved throughout the course and with the final exam.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATIONS: – our professional level is a further progression from our specialist level and will provide each individual with excellent skills and knowledge which will provide the very best in professional skills to enhance their career opportunities. These courses are designed and developed so that they can be applied to additional skill areas related to the subject areas we deliver. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Diploma Certificate, which is equivalent to A Higher National Diploma (HND) Level 5, Diploma of Higher Education, Diploma of Higher Education, and EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 7. You will either be awarded a Pass, with Excellence or with a Distinction depending on the final grades achieved throughout the course and with the final exam.