Sallynoggin College of Further EducationFashion Design

Fashion Design

South Dublin City
1 year
Further Education and PLC

Course description

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Fashion Design 5M3865. Fashion Design students can specialise in menswear, womenswear, streetwear or costume with tailoring and dressmaking as further options. Core technical modules in pattern drafting and garment construction provide the learner with the skills required to make their own unique outfits based on their own designs.

Course Content

Art & Design Portfolio

Design Development

Fashion Illustration

Pattern Drafting

Garment Construction

Textile Techniques

Fashion Industry Appreciation

Fashion & Design History

Event Production

Work Experience


Course Features

Field trips to museums, galleries and fashion design studios

Work experience in the Fashion Industry

This is a hands-on practical course with some written work

Continuous assessment with no examinations


A spacious fashion studio, excellently equipped with modern sewing machines and industrial machines

Access to a comprehensive library of art and design books and magazines

Toiling fabric, pattern paper and card and many haberdashery items providedWell-equipped art rooms with a variety of materials provided

Wifi and Moodle

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 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.

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

Educational Progression

Students may progress to the following level 6 course in SCFE • Fashion Design 6M3706

Below are some examples of further progression options with this QQI Level 5 award in Fashion Design 5M3865

• NCAD Fashion Design Level 8 AD211

• Limerick IT Fashion and Textiles for Product & Costume Level 8 LC114

• IADT Design for Stage and Screen Level 8 DL829

• IADT Visual Communication Design Level 8 DL826

• IADT Arts Management Level 8 DL822

• Letterkenny IT Design Level 8 LY408

• Letterkenny IT Fashion with Promotion Level 7 LY447

• TU Dublin City Campus Design Visual Communication Level 8 DT545

• TU Dublin City Campus Contemporary Visual Culture Level 8 DT533

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