fashion industry practise course

Fashion Industry Practice

Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising

QQI Level 5 Certificate in General Studies 5M3114

Duration: One Year Full-Time

Fashion Industry Practice course equips learners with core skills that are required for a career in the fashion industry. An appreciation of fashion product, design and fashion history lead to an understanding of range development and the processes required to market and promote fashion businesses. A variety of individual and team-working projects are also offered, providing many opportunities to develop the confidence and skills required to progress to the Level 6 Fashion Industry Practice Advanced Certificate. Learners can also develop work suitable for portfolio preparation
required for third level colleges application.

“Completing the Fashion Industry Practice course has shown employers that I am passionate and driven about my work in the fashion industry.”
Evana O’Connor


Learners who successfully complete a QQI Level 5 Certificate may be able to use their results to progress 
to related Level 7 and Level 8 Degree Programmes in Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third level
 progression opportunities for QQI learners are continually being developed and enhanced.
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Former learners have progressed to the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Fashion Industry Practice here in SCFE and to third level colleges such as DIT and Griffith College.

Our end of year scfe fashion event 2015


• Fashion Photography Appreciation
• Fashion History & Design Appreciation
• Trend Analysis
• Market and Brand Analysis
• Customer Profiling
• Fashion Industry Appreciation
• Work Experience
• Customer Service
• Photo Shoot Direction
• Presentation Skills
• Promotion Display
• Promotion Analysis
• Spreadsheets

Course Features

• Practical projects providing opportunities for real-life team working experiences
• Work experience in the fashion industry
• Educational trips to exhibitions, galleries and studios
• Visiting lecturers and experts from the fashion industry
• Fashion photo-shoots


• Access to fully equipped IT suites
• Comprehensive library of art, fashion, culture and design books, DVD’s and magazines
• Complementary courses running in SCFE – Hairdressing & Hair Styling, Fashion Make-up, Photography

Employment Opportunities

Fashion Retail
Fashion Display
Fashion Stylist
Fashion PA

Entry Requirements

• Leaving Certificate or equivalent,
•  LCA or relevant experience
• Interview
• Applicants may bring to interview samples of their work to date such as visual notebooks, projects, sketch ideas or items made. This is optional and not a requirement for the interview
• Mature applicants welcome
• Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirements