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Fashion Design

With option to specialise in Costume Design

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Fashion Design 5M3865

Duration: One Year Full-Time

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Course Description

The Fashion Design course enables each learner to develop their own unique take on fashion, costume or cosplay design. Core technical modules in pattern drafting and garment construction provide the learner with the skills required to make menswear, womenswear, costume or cosplay outfits based on their own designs. Learners will also develop portfolios suitable for application to third level colleges.

Employment Opportunities

  • Fashion Designer
  • Costume Designer/Wardrobe Assistant
  • Bespoke Designer/Tailor/Dressmaker
  • Accessories Designer
  • Fashion Design Production
  • Pattern Drafter
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Retail


  • Pattern Drafting
  • Garment Construction
  • Design Development
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Textile Techniques
  • Fashion Industry Appreciation
  • Fashion & Design History
  • Work Experience
  • Communications


Most graduates of this Level 5 course progress onto the Level 6 Advanced Fashion Design Course in Sallynoggin College of Further Education. Our QQI award is used by many of our graduates as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate route into third level.

Progressions include:

  • Fashion Design Level 6 Course in Sallynoggin College of Further Education
  • Fashion Industry Practice Level Course in 6 Sallynoggin College of Further Education
  • Fashion Design Degree programmes in NCAD, LIT, Griffith College, London College of Fashion and Colleges across the UK
  • Costume Design Degree (Design for Stage and Screen) IADT

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent, LCA or relevant experience
  • Interview – Applicants should bring samples of their work-to-date in order to demonstrate their interest in fashion or costume design. Suggested work includes drawing and artwork, design sketches, scrapbooks, garments made or customised and artefacts
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirements

Past Pupils at Sallynoggin College

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Fashion Design Graduate Show 2017