Fashion Design

(Level 6)



QQI Fashion Design Level 6, Code 6M3706

Guilds Level 3 Creative Studies


This course allows students to develop their core knowledge of fashion to a more advanced level. It aims at developing creative and technical skills focused on gaining employment in the fashion industry and also allowing the student the opportunity to present a strong portfolio in fashion. Project work includes a wide range of activities including design, illustration, trend forecasting, styling, pattern cutting, garment construction, retailing and fashion photography. Students are encouraged to visit regular exhibitions and shows with a view to presenting their work for exhibition at the end of the school year with the college. The aim of the course is to give students skills which will have a strong grounding in the fashion industry.


Code Title
6N3605 Garment Construction
6N1393 Pattern Drafting
6N3446 Design Skills
5N1929 Computer Illustrated Graphics
6N3587 Combined materials
6N3480 Illustration Techniques and Practice
6N3612 Fashion Buying & Retailing
6N1950 Communications
6N1946 Work Experience
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Fashion Design Level 5


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €100
QQI Fee €80
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €630

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Fashion Design or in a related area is required


One Year

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Education Progression Opportunities

CIT: CR112; CR220; CR600

LIT: LC114

GMIT: GA274, GA284, A375


NCAD: AD101, AD211


Sunderland University UK: progression to BA (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion Year 3.

We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.

QQI Level 6 awards may have advanced entry options into some Higher Education Institutions.

Career Opportunities

Store Manager, Senior Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Designer, Fashion Buyer, Fashion illustrator, Shop Assistant, Retail manager, Display Artist, Visual Merchandiser, Stylist, Alterations, Pattern Cutter, Editorial Assistant, Personal Assistant, Marketing and Social Media Co-ordinator, Assistant Production Co-ordinator, Seamstress, Personal Shopper, Fashion Stylist, Dress Designer, Pattern Cutter, Alteration Specialist, Accessory Designer, Textile Artist, Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Buyer, Costume Designer, Fashion Blogger, Fashion Promotions, Self–employed.

Featured Former Student

Angela Beaumont a former student of this Fashion Design course eventually graduating in 2012 with a BA in Fashion Design for Industry from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. She announced the inception of the Angela Beaumont luxury womenswear label at Cork Fashion Week, September 2012, where she was nominated for the Designer of the Year Award. Beaumont was also nominated in the ‘Ones to Watch’ category in the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards, March 2013. In June 2013, her work was selected and exhibited in the Irish Showcase RIAN at the Irish Embassy in London….she indeed is an inspiring standard bearer to follow…

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Zoe Murphy Finalist Young Designer of the Year

Zoe Murphy Finalist Young Designer of the Year