Blackford Centre for Image Consulting
Image Consultant Courses
Accredited Diploma in Image Consulting
Want to be an Image Consultant?
Do you have an eye for style? Do you like shopping for clothes?
Do your friends come to you for advice when they need to get their look just right for an interview, a night out with friends, or when they?re going out on a date?
If your answers to these questions are ‘yes, yes, and yes!’ then you should register for our Diploma in Image Consulting course. Then you could earn a living from doing what you love and what you?re good at.
Image consultants can change lives
You've probably seen image consultants on TV transform the looks of people who struggle when it comes to dressing themselves suitably. You've seen the positive impact that a new image can have on people. And you've seen that there is a demand for image consultants that can make a person's outer body reflect their beauty inside.
Rightly or wrongly, society places importance on appearance. So many people get left behind because they have little or no idea of what they should wear. And when they continually struggle to dress right, they give up and don't care anymore, resulting in knock-backs and damaged self-confidence.
That's why they need help from lucky people like you who have a natural flair for colours, shape, and most importantly fashion. You can transform them from a blur in the background to a walking masterpiece.
When you study with us you'll access all the course materials online.
Once, you've enrolled we'll provide you with login details and the name of your tutor. And as soon as you have these details you can log straight into the system and get started on the course.
Do I have what it takes to become an image consultant?
Are you prepared to work through the good times as well as the bad times to help your clients improve their image? It won’t be as easy as taking a quick trip into the local department store and abracadabra a new person is born. Instead you’ll often have to work hard to build your clients’ confidence and self-worth.
Stay positive though… Remember, you’ll be going shopping for a living! You’ll have your finger on the pulse when it comes to new fashions and trends. And you’ll know that you’ve helped your clients work towards the lifestyle and image that they’ve always wanted.
It’s your job to live by example. You’ll have to be motivated to look great each and everyday. Are you prepared to take up this new and exciting challenge?
There is a demand
There are many different reasons why potential clients might need an image consultant.
They could want to have a more professional image because they've got a new job.
Alternatively, they could be going for an interview and need some style advice to help them progress in their career.
They might want to find a partner, and don't have enough confidence in their appearance to approach the person of their dreams.
Their friends might be constantly telling them to make more effort, but they just don't know what suits them.
They might be stuck in the past and unable to dress their age.
There are so many different fashion disasters out there. You?ve seen them for yourself! You can help these people and earn a living at the same time.
Our Diploma in Image Consulting course can teach you how to market your business so that these potential clients know how to contact you and use your services. Within a short amount of time your diary could be chock full of people desperate for your valuable opinion.
Why do I need to study an image consultancy course? I already know about fashion.
You might already know how to dress well, but this doesn't necessarily mean you know how to persuade people to change their ways.
You might know what colours suit weight, height, hair colour and skin tone etc, but you need to have a broad range of styles in your mind to be able to meet the image needs of each of your clients. They're all individuals with different needs, wants and problems.
Additionally, you'll need to know how to create a plan for the client's integration of their new look. They'll need easing in so that they get used to their new way of life and know how to go out and buy the right things. Your job?s not complete until you can safely say you?ve put the client back on track to leading a happier existence.
The course will teach you how to do this and more. You'll learn how to conduct your first meeting with your client. You?ll know how long to make it last, what to charge and how to plan for the follow-up meetings.
Student Success Story
Our distance learning course is unique
The Diploma in Image Consulting is different from other distance learning courses. It's written especially for people who want to run their own business. People who like to take command of their own destiny and who want to reap the rewards of running the show.
You'll find out how to set up your image consulting business. You need to know about tax, business costs and creating a business plan.
Plus, you'll learn how to market your services so that you capture the interest of the wide variety of potential clients that are shouting out for people like you to make a positive difference to their life.
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the whole team at the Blackford Centre for their professionalism and assistance throughout the course. I also wanted to advise you that my tutor has been not only an invaluable source of advice, support and guidance, but was truly outstanding when it came to marking my assignments quickly and providing positive and constructive feedback which assisted me no end throughout my studies.
Your personal tutor
The best way to learn is from a professional. And with our distance learning course you?ll be able to contact your tutor, a practising image consultant. They'll have experience in the field and will be able to answer your questions.
Help your clients regain confidence
You won?t just change their fashion sense
Many of your future clients won't just have issues when it comes to picking the right clothes off the fashion rails. They'll probably also lack confidence in themselves and their appearance. How else do you think they got themselves into this mess? It will be part of your job to help them take pride in their appearance and to get them to believe in themselves.
This is where your people skills really come into play. You'll have to work on each and every client to make sure they have strong belief in themselves and the way they look. You can motivate them to see that they do look good as long as they wear the right clothes.
So register now to get on course to becoming a professional image consultant.
How long does the Diploma course take?
Many students take five months to complete the course. If you're busy, it could take you six months. If you have spare time and you're prepared to work hard, you could complete the course in three months. But unlike other organisations, we set no time limit. You can take as long as you want. You study at your pace, not ours.
When you complete the course
Once you complete the image consulting course, we send information about your success to your local newspapers (if you want). It's a good way of telling potential clients that you're available.