This National Certificate in Fashion and Garment Design (NCFD) curriculum is aimed at producing fashion designers who are relevant to the industry and world of work. It is learner-centered and competence-based. It emphasizes acquisition of skills by the learners, through practical teaching and execution of projects.
The curriculum is in line with the BTVET Act of 2008, the BTVET strategic plan ‘’Skilling Uganda’’ and the Uganda vision 2040.
The competences that the learner is expected to acquire are clearly spelt out in the modules covered in each academic year. The modules offered in this course are packaged in a manner that will enable the learner acquire skills in performing specific tasks at a given level during the course of study.
Modules such as Computer Applications, Basic Kiswahili and life Skills, are aimed at enhancing the learner’s computer literacy, report writing, and communication skills.
In addition, the following modules: Tailoring Technology, Textile science, Pattern drafting, Fashion and Design practice and Real Life Project are aimed at equipping the learner with the core hands-on skills and techniques in the field of Fashion Design.
Vocational Mathematics Iare aimed at improving the learner’s ability to judge, make decisions, estimate and cost materials and labour, analyze data and understand trends in the world of work.
The Entrepreneurship Skills module provides the learner with the skills of starting up, profitably managing and sustaining an enterprise in an ethical manner.
Industrial Training, which comes at the end of each academic year, is aimed at bridging the gap between institution-based training and the world of work.