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Fashion Design

Course Code(s):  5M3865
QQI Award Code:  5M3865 Fashion Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M3865
QQI Award Code 5M3865 Fashion Design
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for work in the field of fashion design, garment production, retail sales, public relations, self employment, pattern cutting, garment quality control and fashion buying and retail display This practical course is supplemented by a work placement programme to enable students to experience the working environment of the fashion world.

What will you Study?

Garment Production Technology
Pattern Cutting Skills
Creative Design Techniques
Tailoring Skills
Illustration-Art-Drawing
Fashion Buying and Retailing
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

Students enter all major national fashion competitions:
Re-invent Fashion Awards
Persil Irish Fashion Awards Projects
DIT Student Fashion Awards
Cork Fashion Week Designer of the Year
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
AFDXX 5M3865

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Dressmaker   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Footwear Designer   Beauty Therapist  
Beauty Consultant   Fashion Technologist  
Designer / Maker - Craft   Fashion Stylist  
Hairdresser   Tailor  
Wigmaker   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Fashion & Beauty
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.