Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 4 years

About Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET) programme

Fashion designing is one of the most lucrative, appealing, glamorous and exciting career options in today's world.

Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. If you have a penchant for creativity, style, and originality, a career in fashion designing is the one tailor-made for you. 

Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories such as bracelets and necklaces. Because of the time required to bring a garment onto the market, designers must at times anticipate changes to consumer tastes.

Garment making is an organised activity consisting of sequential processes such as laying, marking, cutting, stitching, checking, finishing, pressing and packaging. This is a process of converting raw materials into finished products. 

Career prospects:

  • Fashion designer
  • garment maker
  • garment cutter
  • sample maker

Progression path:

  • Artisan Certificate Fashion design and garment making

Objectives of Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Vocational education in fashion design and garment making is education that prepares people to work as a fashion designer. Vocational education is sometimes referred to as career and technical education.
The General Education component of the curriculum aims at providing the trainee with complete secondary education in critical subjects like English Language, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Entrepreneurial Studies and Mathematics to enhance the understanding of machines, tools and materials of their trades and their application and as a foundation for post-secondary technical education for the above-average trainee.

Hence, it is hoped that trainees who successfully complete their trade and general education may be able to compete with their secondary school counterparts for direct entry into the polytechnics or colleges of education (Technical). The Social Studies component is designed to broaden the trainee’s social skills and their understanding of the environment.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training serves multiple purposes. A key purpose is the preparation of youth for work. This takes the form of learning and developing work-related skills and mastery of underlying knowledge and scientific principles. Work is broadly defined and therefore refers to both formal employment and self-employment. To support self-employment, TVET curricula often include entrepreneurship training. Related to this is the social reproduction and transformation of occupational and vocational practices

From a development point of view, TVET facilitates economic growth by increasing the productivity of workers. The returns from increased output far exceed the costs of training, direct and indirect, leading to economic growth.

TVET like any other form of education also facilitates socio-economic development by enhancing the capacity of individuals to adopt practices that are socially worthwhile.

As a form of education similar to all others, TVET aims to develop a broad range of personal capabilities that characterize an educated person. Thus, the provision of broad-based knowledge seeks to ensure critic-creative thinking.

TVET also aims at developing capacities for effective communication and effective interpersonal relations

Entry requirements for Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • KCPE Certificate,
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

The duration for the course is 4 years including compulsory industrial attachment

  • Level one takes 2 years
  • Level two takes 2 years

Colleges offering Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Keveye Vocational Training Center
Vihiga County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Eldoret College of Professional Studies
Uasin Gishu County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Makuyu Vocational Training Center
Muranga County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Kiwanja Vocational Training Center
Muranga County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Eldoret Aviation Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Catholic Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Uthiru Vocational Training Center
Machakos County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Kenya Israel Technical College
Machakos County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Kangemi Vocational Training Centre (KangemiVTC)
Nairobi County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Katine Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Thogoto Vocational Training Centre
Kiambu County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Muguga Vocational Training Centre
Kiambu County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

High Seas Training Institute
Nairobi County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Kangari Vocational Training Center
Muranga County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Subukia Vocational Training Center
Nakuru County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

Nakuru College of Commerce and Hospitality
Nakuru County

Fashion Design and Garment Making (NVCET)

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Nairobi County