Level 2
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
48 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of Evidence.

Unit Learning Outcomes


Understand the role of visual research in fashion design development.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Describe the role of visual research in the development of new fashion design ideas.
  • 1.2
    Describe the role of direct observational drawing in visual research.
  • 1.3
    Describe other methods of producing visual research.


Know key sources for drawn visual research.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Identify key resources for the production of drawn visual research, including:
    • resources for direct drawing from artefacts or natural forms in museums and exhibitions and still-life arrangements
    • resources for indirect drawing such as books, paint


Be able to create visual research for fashion design purposes.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Select relevant visual research information to meet the requirements of a brief.
  • 3.2
    Use different drawing media and techniques to produce drawn visual research, including studies of:
    • imagery and detail
    • colour and texture
    • shape and form.
  • 3.3
    Supplement directly drawn studies with other visual research material such as fabrics, yarns, and examples of colour and texture.
  • 3.4
    Create a colour reference folder or book organised in a logical way.


Be able to organise visual research.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Organise visual research to a specification.
  • 4.2
    Develop a mood board based on the visual research produced.
  • 4.3
    Describe how the mood board reflects the requirements of the design brief.