Fashion Design & Textile Studies

Course Aim

This Fashion and Textile course prepares learners for the creative and challenging world of fashion design and textiles. The course focuses on both two dimensional textile printing, fabric manipulation, embroidery and textile construction in a specialist fashion environment that stimulates a culture of creativity.


Course Modules

  • Fashion Industry and Design Studies
  • Design Skills
  • Garment Construction
  • Drawing
  •  Pattern Drafting
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Combined Materials
  • Embroidery
  • Printed Textiles



5M3865 Fashion Design


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Higher Education

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:


NCAD | Fashion Design | Level 8

NCAD | Textile Surface Design | Level 8

NCAD | Combined Material Culture- Textiles | Level 8

Griffith College | Fashion Design | Level 7/8

LSAD (Limerick) | Fashion Design | Level 8

Letterkenny IT | Fashion with Promotion | Level 7/8


Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Fashion Designer | Textile Designer | Textile Marketing and Sales | Fashion Merchandising | Stylist | Costume Designer | Pattern Drafter | Fashion Design Production| Bespoke Dressmaker/ Tailor 


Ireland is home to world renowned Designers; Philip Treacy, Paul Costelloe, Orla Kiely & Simone Rocha.


Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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