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Fashion Studio with Creative Entrepreneurship

With the option to specialise in Costume, Tailoring or Dressmaking

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Fashion Design 6M3706

Course not available for September 2021, to recommence in September 2022

Duration: One year part-time flexible delivery

Coordinator: Alison Conneely

At Sallynoggin College of Further Education, near Dun Laoghaire in Dublin, we offer this Fashion Studio with Creative Entrepreneurship course which is designed to enable the learner to upskill in pattern drafting and garment construction, while gaining the skills required to start or develop their own fashion brand, small business or cottage industry.

The learner will be able to produce a range of garments, prototypes or a capsule collection and will acquire the tools and expertise to develop essential components of their brand/business without requiring a substantial start-up budget. Learners will have the opportunity to develop a business plan which is a core element in the lifecycle of a business and a requirement when applying for financial support and business grants. Learners will also study fashion photography for product or brand promotion and will design and build their own websites.

If you are a dressmaker wishing to upskill to a professional level, have a prototype you wish to develop or a fashion product you wish to bring to market, this course will help you achieve your goals. The part-time flexible delivery and course content is also perfectly suited to existing small brands that may need mentorship and guidance from an experienced fashion entrepreneur.

  • Professional entrepreneurship advice
  • Spacious, bright well-equipped studio space
  • Fashion Photo-shoot featuring garments made
  • Planning and production of the end of year fashion event


Employment Opportunities

Many of our graduates have gone directly into employment in the fashion industry or set up their own enterprises

  • Fashion Design Entrepreneur
  • Bespoke Designer/Tailor/Dressmaker
  • Cottage Industry Owner
  • Accessories Designer
  • Fashion Design Production
  • Pattern Drafter
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Retail

SCFE Fashion Alumni Entrepreneurs

  • Chupi-Chupi Heirloom Jewellery
  • Alison Conneely-Fashion Designer, Stylist and Curator
  • Cleo Prickett – Womenswear Tailoring Brand
  • Beba Apparel-Festival-Inspired Clothing Brand
  • Sophie Murphy (Sewphie) –Women’s Streetwear Brand
  • Sarah Murphy –  Independent Womenswear Designer
  • Keem –  Ethical Luxury Clothing Brand
  • Linda Sloane CoutureBridal and Special Occasion Wear
  • The Design House-Clothing Boutique and Sewing School
  • When Poppy Met Daisy-Sewing and Pattern Drafting School

Course not available for September 2021, to recommence in September 2022

Education Progression

Below are some examples of progression options with this QQI Level 6 award in Fashion Design 6M3706
NCAC Fashion Design* Level 8 AD211
NCAC Textiles/ Surface Design/ Jewellery /Objects* Level 8 AD103
NCAC Art & Design (Common Entry)* Level 8 AD101
NCAC Visual Culture Level 8 AD215
NCAC Education and Design*G Level 8 AD202
IADT Business -Applied Entrepreneurship Level 7 DL701
IADT Business Management Level 8 DL823
IADT Design for Film*#(Costume Design) Level 8 DL845
IADT Graphic Design*# Level 8 DL826
IADT Arts Management Level 8 DL822
TU Dublin City Centre Design – Visual Communication* Level 8 TU973
TU Dublin City Centre Creative and Visual Culture Level 8 TU978
TU Dublin Tallaght Advertising & Marketing Communications Level 7 TU780
TU Dublin Tallaght Advertising & Marketing Communications Level 8 TU919
Dundalk IT Event Management Level 7 DK752
Munster TU Event Management G Level 8 TL823
Munster TU Contemporary Applied Art* Level 8 MT820
TU South Business Studies Innovation and Enterprise Level 8 LC 226
TU South Art and Design* Level 8 LC110
TU South Art and Design Teacher Education*G Level 8 LC115
TU South Business Studies with Event Management Level 7 LC327
TU South Business Studies with Event Management G Level 8 LC294
South East TU Design- Visual Communication Level 8 WD137
Atlantic TU Business with Entrepreneurship Level 7 GA176
Atlantic TU Business with Entrepreneurship Level 8 GA186
Atlantic TU Design (Common Entry) Level 7 GA274
Atlantic TU Design (Common Entry) Level 8 GA284
Atlantic TU Creative Design Level 7 SG232
Atlantic TU Creative Design Level 8 SG245
Atlantic TU Fashion with Promotion* Level 7 LY447
Atlantic TU Design (Common Entry)* Level 8 LY408
Private Colleges (Fees Payable)
Dublin Business School Marketing (Event Management) Level 8 DB517
Griffith College Fashion Design Level 7 GC495
Griffith College Fashion Design* Level 8 GC494
Griffith College Graphic Communication Design* Level 8 GC462
*Portfolio Assessment or Audition # Portfolio Assessment / Audition / Project Day Advanced Entry Graduates of this QQI Level 6 course may also be considered for advanced entry to related degree programmes. Students may be eligible to progress to the second year of a course where they fulfil the college’s entry requirements.

For a more detailed list of progression options please

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change