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Before Starting a course

Before you start one of our fashion & clothing courses, there are several things that you need to have.

Equipment

In order to study the eTelestia courses, you will need a sewing machine and basic sewing equipment. When you register for your course you will be provided with a complete list of the items you will need but we have found from experience that you probably have most of these items already at home!

Computer and Internet Access

Be sure that the computer you use for the course has internet access. The eTelestia courses are built up of a number of lessons that are downloaded from the internet and saved onto your chosen PC. The courses have been broken down in this way so that you only ever need to be connected to the internet for a short period of time to download each lesson. After downloading your lesson, you can study it on your computer without being connected to the internet. This gives you the freedom to study whenever you want without tying up your phone line or paying large phone bills for being connected while you study. You need to use the same computer for the duration of your course. The minimum technical specifications required are:

  • PC Pentium II
  • Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP/VISTA operating system
  • 233 MHz
  • 256 Mb RAM
  • 56Kbps modem
  • Graphics accelerator card

In addition, you will need 750MB of free hard disc space for the full content of the courses. If you choose to study only a portion of the courses, the amount of free disc space required will be much less.

You can download and access your eTelestia lessons through the eTelestia Software that we provide to you. This software is very easy to use, so you don't have to be a genius on the PC in order to study with us. If you can use a mouse and follow simple instructions you shouldn't have any problem, however someone is always available to help you.

Before Starting a course