Sallynoggin College of Further EducationAdvanced Fashion Industry Practice

Advanced Fashion Industry Practice

South Dublin City
1 year
Further Education and PLC

Course description

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Fashion Industry Practice 6M4508. This Advanced Fashion Industry Practice course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the practical and business skills needed by fashion stylists, fashion PAs, design and retail entrepreneurs, fashion journalists, buyers, merchandisers and retailers.

Course Content


Trend Forecasting

Fashion Buying

Photo-shoot Direction

Fashion Management

Presentation Skills

Fashion Journalism

Fashion Press Releases

Retail Display

Image Processing Skills

Event Management

Visual Merchandising Design

Photoshop Design

Design Development

Fashion Range Planning

Fashion Portfolio Presentation

Course Features

On-going practical projects developing the skills and abilities necessary for a never-changing fashion industry

Educational trips to exhibitions,galleries and studios

Work experience in the fashion industry

Planning and Producing a Fashion Event

Visiting lecturers and experts from the fashion industry

Fashion photo-shoots

Wifi and Moodle


• Access to fully equipped IT suites

• Comprehensive library of art, fashion,culture and design books, DVD’s and magazines

• Complementary courses running inSCFE – Hairdressing & Hair Styling,Fashion Make-up, Photography.

Entry Requirements

Completion of Fashion Industry Practice Level 5 Certificate or equivalent, or previous relevant experience


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.

Employment Opportunities

  • Fashion PA
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion PR
  • Fashion Retail
  • Journalism
  • Merchandising
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Event Management
  • Digital Marketing

Educational Progression

Below are some examples of progression options with this QQI Level 6 award in Fashion Industry Practice 6M4508

IADT Business Studies Entrepreneurship & Management Level 8 DL823

IADT Visual Communication Design Level 8 DL826

IADT Arts Management Level 8 DL822

TU Blanchardstown International Business Level 7 BN017

TU Blanchardstown Business Level 8 BN101

TU Dublin City Campus Creative and Cultural IndustriesLevel 8 DT597

TU Dublin City Campus Visual Merchandising and DisplayLevel 7 DT598

NCAD Fashion Design Level 8 AD211

TU Tallaght Advertising & Marketing Communications Level 8 TA023


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.

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