FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I choose to train with The Academy of Fashion Styling?
Our course content is frequently updated and improved upon to keep abreast of trends and changes, allowing us to offer students a wealth of relevant and current information through an extremely comprehensive curriculum.
Our Fashion Styling is the only one of its kind in the country, and being actively involved in the film industry, both locally and internationally, we are able to supply you with valuable industry contacts – something no other Fashion Styling course in South Africa can offer!
Our Personal Styling is not just about image consulting, but has a fresh, modern approach with regards to fashion and styling. Over and above the figure and colour analysis skills needed to be a consultant, we cover many other highly beneficial and interesting topics such as a Fashion Studies module covering the history of fashion in the 21st century, trend analysis, fabric technology and more. It also includes an in-depth business studies module, which will provide you with valuable information on how to set up your business effectively and market your services.
On successful completion of training, students will be able to work independently, meaning no royalties or levies will be payable to The Academy of Fashion Styling, nor will you be contractually bound or expected to work as an affiliate or Franchisee of The Academy of Fashion Styling. Furthermore, the
training materials included are of the highest quality and offer all you need to get started with consultations right away – there are no hidden costs or additional materials and merchandise that need to be purchased in order to start working.
Once you are a certified consultant you are offered the opportunity of putting the reputation of The Academy of Fashion Styling behind your business by using our accreditation logo and tag line, “A Trained and Recognised Institute of The Academy of Fashion Styling, South Africa” on your website, email signature and other marketing materials.
Are your courses accredited?
As a recognised training provider and a member of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), students are given the reassurance needed that the quality of training received is of the highest possible standard and that the Academy conforms to a code of industry ethics. Students who have successfully completed the Personal Stylist training course do have the option of registering themselves with the AICI.
What kind of support will I get from The Academy of Fashion Styling on completion of my training?
We take pride in our training and like to keep in touch with students to see how they progress, offering support via email or phone if needed.
Once I have finished my training, will I be able to find work immediately?
It is important to understand that your success is in your own hands and largely dependent on how strongly you choose to market yourself and network. We aim to equip you with the necessary skills and abilities needed to make your career a success. Once you have completed your training, you will receive a set of highly beneficial post-training tasks to work through, in order to gain confidence in your abilities before seeing paying clients.
I am not based in Cape Town or Johannesburg, do you offer courses elsewhere?
Currently we only offer training in these areas, but we have aimed to keep fees realistic and competitive which does allow for additional travel and accommodation costs should they be required by out-of-town trainees. Due to the huge interest shown from other areas, we have made all of our courses available via distance learning. Please note that while we are able to offer a list of accommodation options in the area, booking of accommodation, transport and airport transfers are the student’s responsibility and cannot be provided for by the Academy.