Design school`s global standard a first for SA.
Calling all aspirant fashion designers! Gert-Johan Coetzee’s alma mater, the Northwest School of Design, is the first South African facility to offer a Licentiateship in Fashion, the highest international fashion qualification in South Africa.
This means that students at the Klerksdorp college has access to the kind of practical, vocational training that equips young people with entrepreneurial skills and a qualification from the prestigious City & Guilds of London, that is welcomed anywhere in the world.
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.
Licentiateship - Definition: Oxford Dictionaries.com
Licentiate: Syllabification: li cen ti ate - Pronunciation: /l??senSH(?)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: /-?SHip/
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 their curriculum caters for future designers and fashion professionals who are globally competent in terms of quality, price and supply chain management.