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Fashion and Textiles – Advanced Certificate

QQI Level 6 Major award (6M3706) in Fashion Design        

Overview

This course aims to develop a deeper understanding of professional art practice. The essential elements of running a creative business are incorporated into this programme. Ideal candidates will exhibit strong creative, leadership and motivational skills. The course demands an aptitude for self-directed learning.

It also gives learners over the age of 18 the opportunity to be selected for an Erasmus+ European mobility project (subject to funding), which enables them to spend three weeks on work placement in Italy.

Entry Requirements

•    QQI Level 5 award in appropriate discipline, such as Art, Design, Fashion and Textiles, or Graphics, and
•    Samples of applicant’s work, and
•    Personal interview

Principal Area of Study

Pattern Drafting, Design Skills, Garment Construction, Communications, Work Experience, Drawing Combined Materials, Fashion Styling, Sales Presentation, Fashion Buying and Retailing

Accreditation

QQI

Career Opportunities and Progression

This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes also reserve a number of places on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.

Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.

Progression

Learners are also given the opportunity to secure places in UK colleges, in the fields of Fine Art, Design, Fashion, Arts Administration, and Arts and Event Management.

Duration

1 Year

Course Code

2221

* This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.