Fashion: Design for Manufacture: NC (Level 6)

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Qualification Qualifications Explained
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Full Time

1 Year - 2.5 Days per week

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

This course will give you all the basic grounding skills you will need to further your studies within fashion.

You will cover a range of units including Design, Digital, Manufacture and Retail, so whether you are interested in progressing onto the HND Fashion Design& Production with Retail qualification or the HND Fashion Business Course, then this is the perfect start.

What you will learn

Here are just some of the skills you learn in this design course:

  • How to design for the fashion industry
  • Approaches to the use of digital technology for fashion design.
  • Practical skills including pattern construction, sewing skills and surface decoration.

You will explore theoretical aspects of fashion including history, merchandising and sourcing.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have:

  • Candidates should have three National 5s in Art or Fashion Textile or equivalent.

The course is also suitable for students who have relevant Highers or work experience but need to develop or refine their practical skills for progression to SCQF level 7.

Entry is by interview and candidates must evidence their interest in Fashion. This may include discussions about fashion, a folio of work showing fashion designs, art work, as well as garments you have made or customised.

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL Higher (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment ┬áhere at the College.

Career Opportunities

Your career in the Fashion industry could be within high street retail, online or specialist manufacturing.

River Island gives some fantastic information on careers available in the Fashion industry, visit their website to find out more.

Future prospects

Completion of the course may lead to progression on to our HND Fashion: Design & Production with Retail or our HNC Fashion Business course.

This is dependent on the level of practical and written communications skills you develop throughout the NC course.

Real Industry Connections

Visits to industry placements and industry guest speakers.

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