Tuscany: free Fashion designer 5.0 course, with internship and professional qualification

New training opportunity in Tuscany thanks to the free course with stage to become a fashion designer.

It is a Higher Technical Education and Training course (IFTS) aimed at people busy o not busy.

Registrations expire on February 25, 2022. Here’s how to participate and all the details to know.


La Fabbrica delle Idee Srl., In collaboration with the Lisio Silk Art Foundation, University of Florence – Department of Architecture, Art School of Porta Romana and Sesto Fiorentino, and Tessilnova, organizes in Tuscany the free course for the IFTS fashion chain “Fashion Designer 5.0”.

The aim of the proposal is to train a technical figure capable of developing the synergy between craftsmanship and industry and of taking care, with the support of new technologies, of all phases of product creation, from conception to development of the collection.


We report below i contents of the course:

  • general and technical English: 32 hours;
  • fashion design: 92 hours;
  • development and packaging of the prototype: 80 hours;
  • communication, marketing and brand analysis: 64 hours;
  • computer science: 32 hours;
  • industrialization of the product: 48 hours;
  • collection design and development: 54 hours;
  • clothing design software: 60 hours;
  • graphic tools for fashion: 56 hours;
  • health and safety protection in the workplace: 12 hours.


The training opportunity is aimed at 20 people busy or not busyin possession of one of the following requirements:

  • upper secondary education diploma;
  • professional diploma of technician;
  • admission to the fifth year of high school courses;
  • absence of an upper secondary education diploma, subject to accreditation of the skills acquired in previous education, training and work paths following the fulfillment of the compulsory education;
  • only for foreign citizens: regular residence permit, declaration of qualification value, if acquired abroad and knowledge of the Italian language not lower than level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages;
  • knowledge of English and basic computer science.


The training course will take place in Tuscany in the period from March 2022 to January 2023.

The total number of hours of the course is 800 ore divided as follows:

  • n. 530 ore in the hall;
  • n. 240 ore the stage;
  • n. 30 ore Accompanying.


In the event that admissible applications are greater than those foreseen, a selection of candidates will take place which will be divided into the following phases:

  • curricular screening;
  • psycho-aptitude test;
  • computer science test;
  • basic English test;
  • motivational interview.

To know the dates and the place of the selection, please read the announcement available at the end of the article.


Students will receive the Certificate of specialization IFTS in “Techniques for the artisan production of made in Italy products”, corresponding to the European EQF level IV, and thecertificate of competency of “Technician of the activities of realization of new or pre-existing clothing models” after passing the final exam.


The Factory of Ideas Srl is a training agency accredited by the Regions of Tuscany and Umbria and by the main national inter-professional funds.

In 1906 Giuseppe Lisio established his first factory in Florence. Since then, the Lisio Foundation produces velvets and silk brocades, hand-woven on the same ancient Jacquard looms, in order to keep alive the art of weaving fine fabrics.


Those interested in the free training course in Tuscany to become a fashion designer must fill in the appropriate APPLICATION FORM (Pdf 233 Kb) and submit it by 5.30 pm on February 25, 2022 at the following locations:

  • Lisio Silk Art Foundation, Via Benedetto Fortini 143 – 50125 Florence (FI);
  • The Factory of Ideas Srl, Largo Torricelli 7, loc. Pieve al Toppo – 52041 Civitella in Val di Chiana (AR).

The application must be accompanied by the following documentation:

  • curriculum vitae
  • photocopy of a valid identity document;
  • copy of the diploma / degree certificate;
  • self-certification of employment / unemployment status;
  • residence permit (for foreign citizens).

To find out the methods of presentation and further details, please refer to the announcement below.


More information can therefore be found in the NOTICE (Pdf 384 Kb) of the course.


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