Art and Design, Media & Performing Arts

Fashion Design and Production - Level 3

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C01624 TAF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 601/7225/3

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y

Ireland is known around the world for the quality of its textiles and the creativity of its designers. Mass production may have come and gone, but our shirt factories have been replaced by bespoke, quality workshops, turning out high-end craft products for the national and international market. Students on this exciting new course will work with skilled professionals to learn the design, craft and entrepreneurial skills they need to succeed in the fashion world today and will work closely with other disciplines like Photography and Performing Arts on high-end productions to get all the exposure that make great new designers thrive!

Course Content

This qualification is designed to give learners a technical understanding of Fashion Design and Production. Learners gain knowledge and skills in:

  • design
  • pattern cutting
  • manufacturing methods and promotion to produce fashion projects.

Learners choose an optional unit in another art and design discipline which complements the subject and gives breadth to their practice. 

Course Aims

The qualification is for  learners intending to gain employment in the fashion industry, further study in higher education and is designed to be studied over two years alongside additional qualifications

Special Features

The course is delivered by lecturers with specific experience and qualifications in Fashion Design and Textiles. 

 Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at Grades C or above plus demonstrable interest in Fashion/Textiles

Fashion is a very serious and competitive business, which is why our students will be encouraged to think entrepreneurially, but also to examine the possibility of progression to Fashion / Textiles courses at leading UK universities, with which the college has professional links.

Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)
Trostan Avenue Building
Trostan Avenue
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Michele Halligan-Smyth

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All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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