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.


2020-21 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist Course Fees


Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.

€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.

Fee Exemptions

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:

  • Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

  • Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 7th September 2020. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after Friday 2nd October 2020. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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