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Fashion Design

Course Description

This programme will appeal to anyone with a keen interest in fashion and design.  You will learn how the fashion industry works, fashion design skills and the additional vital skills of marketing and selling.  

Course Duration

1 Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Fashion Industry and Design Studies
  • Fashion Buying and Merchandising
  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Event Production
  • Teamworking 
  • Work Experience
  • Digital Marketing

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment.  It allows students to create links with employers.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may progress to a variety of third level programmes in Institute of Technologies and Universities. This course will provide an ideal start for anyone wishing to pursue a career as  fashion design assistant, retail fashion advisor, visual/fashion merchandiser, fashion stylist, assistant buyer etc.

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Fashion Design (5M3865)

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