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Cavan Institute

Fashion Design and Styling


Fashion Design and Styling

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course will gain creative and technical skills in the area of fashion, styling and make-up, preparing them for entry into employment or self-employment in the fashion industry or further study in a related area.


At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course can apply to study the Design and Graphics (Year 2) course, which leads to a level 6 award in design. Elsewhere: Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Fashion Design

  • Design Skills 

  • Fashion Industry and Design Studies 

  • Work Experience 

  • Fashion Styling 

  • Personal Effectiveness 

  • Drawing 

  • Fashion and Media Make-up 

  • Creative Styling 

  • Garment Construction 

  • Combined Materials

About This Course

Students will explore current fashion trends and contemporary fashion styling. Through a wide range of creative and practical modules from styling and production to fashion media and make-up, students will gain professional skills within the broader fashion industry. The Fashion Design and Styling course is also suitable for students wishing to build a visual portfolio of products and images to gain entry to higher education courses. The Fashion Design and Styling course provides an emphasis not just on the designed garment but also on the post-design service industry, including styling, fashion shows, advertising and promotion.

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