This introductory course provides a dynamic starting point for a career in fashion. From the outset, you are encouraged to develop an individual approach to garment design and garment manufacture, while working within a team to master the basic principles of fashion design, fashion merchandising, pattern and garment production.

The major part of this course is practical and project-based and will involve designing, creating patterns, pattern cutting, and producing a fashion product. Innovative techniques are blended with realistic manufacturing processes. Fashion merchandising investigates the promotion of fashion.

  • One year full-time
  • Fashion design
  • Pattern construction skills
  • Sewing skills
  • Textiles
  • Fashion digital illustration
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Display
  • The Core Skills of ICT and communication will be developed and certificated on this course

One of the following:

  • Four National 4s including English SVQ: Design or three relevant units at SCQF Level 4
  • Certificate: Art and Design
  • Another related and relevant course at SCQF Level 4
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, in which case a design portfolio that shows creative ability will be required
  • HND: Fashion Design and Production with Retail SCQF Level 8