Developed to meet the demands of employers, this HNC provides advanced study for those with a relevant qualification, Highers, or practical experience.

Your creativity will thrive on this course as you learn about fashion design, textile and market research, pattern cutting, garment manufacture, fashion promotion, merchandising, and selling.

Following a fashion business path, your knowledge and skills will be developed enabling progression on to further study or employment.

  • One year full-time
  • Fashion commercial design
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Textile technology
  • Digital imaging
  • Marketing
  • Pattern and garment construction

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above Intermediate Certificate: Fashion Design and Manufacturing
  • National Certificate: Art and Design SCQF Level 6
  • Another appropriate course at SCQF Level 5 or 6
  • Mature students will also be considered on an individual basis based on a portfolio of fashion related work and/or relevant fashion, retail, business experience

Other Degree opportunities include:

  • Year 3 of BA (Hons) Fashion Communication at Heriot-Watt University
  • Year 3 of BSc (Hons) Fashion Technology at Heriot-Watt University
  • Year 3 of BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Retailing at Heriot-Watt University
  • Year 3 of BA (Hons) Fashion Management at Robert Gordon University
  • Year 3 of BA/BA (Hons) International Fashion Business at Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Year 3 of BA/BA (Hons) International Fashion Branding at Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Fashion design
  • Fashion buying
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Fashion retail
  • Visual merchandising
  • Retail management
  • Pattern cutter
  • Dressmaker
  • Self-employment
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • Please bring an art/fashion related portfolio with you if you have one (although this is not essential)