With an impressive range of courses in fashion, Sallynoggin College of Further Education is the perfect place to develop the creative and practical skills needed in the industry. Choose between Fashion Design courses, which specialise in design and making, or Fashion Industry Practice courses which specialise in buying, visual merchandising, styling and journalism.

The Fashion Design Courses at QQI Levels 5 and 6 provide the opportunity to design and produce collections while also developing a portfolio suitable for application to a broad range of third level colleges. Subjects range from pattern drafting and garment construction to drawing and fashion illustration.  An impressive number of graduates each year achieve their first choice college places on degree programmes in NCAD, DIT, IADT, Griffith College and UK colleges such as the London College of Fashion. Those with strong portfolios from the Level 6 course have the opportunity to progress to the second year of degree programmes.

760A0268The Fashion Industry Practice Courses at QQI Levels 5 & 6 offer a unique choice, in that they bring together many practical and creative aspects of the industry. With a mix of Visiting Lecturers, Photo-shoots, Field Trips to exhibitions or trade shows, and in second year, putting on a professional Fashion Event, one thing is certain, that no week is ever the same! No matter which path you take, this course will effectively equip students with an ability to work within a broad range of areas and to appreciate how all areas of the fashion industry interact. Each year Fashion Industry Practice students also achieve places in third-level colleges throughout the UK and Ireland by applying
through UCAS and CAO. They successfully apply and commence courses such as; Fashion Buying, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Management, Fashion History, Visual Merchandising, Event Management and Business & Entrepreneurship.

Fashion Events Working on photo-shoots and Events during the year, our students get a real working knowledge of event management. Our next fashion event is being planned for April 2016, so keep an eye on our website; and our Facebook page; SCFE – Sallynoggin College, for updates. During the year, second-year students on both courses can attend a Trade Show in Paris to see first-hand how the industry works. The Fashion Industry Practice students can attend the Ready-to-wear, Who’s Next trade show. The Fashion Design students visit the international Premier Vision Fabric fair spotting fabrics a year before the collections hit the shops!

Designer Alice O'Reardon, Model Margaret O'Reardon, Photograph Margaret BrownMaking the Right Choice Our students are making confident decisions about their careers, based on their capabilities, interests and experiences whilst studying Fashion at Sallynoggin College. They are making informed choices and are able to stick with their goals. They are making the right choice. With advice and support on career choices, an exciting range of subjects, no tuition fees, free parking, a friendly environment, excellent library facilities, and timetables which can often work alongside part time jobs, what better way to kick-start your career in the Fashion Industry? You can visit our OPEN DAY in January 2017, follow for up-to-date details…… We look forward to seeing you there! Sallynoggin College welcomes applications from all, regardless of their previous educational experience.

An alternative to Leaving Certificate Many of our graduates use their QQI results as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate in order to gain access to third level study options with on degree programmes in Ireland and in numerous colleges in the UK. Check out individual colleges for their requirements.

An International Career Graduates of Fashion Design and Fashion Industry Practice are achieving many successes in their chosen careers each year. These courses play a pivotal role in guiding students towards diverse careers, through progressing to both third-level colleges and into direct employment. What’s not to like about having so many options ahead of you?
Designers, Pattern Drafters, Tailors, Stylists, Buyers, Visual Merchandisers, Designers, Journalists, Social Media & Digital Marketers, Entrepreneurs, Personal Shoppers, Costume Stylists, Retailers, Event Producers.

Both in Ireland and the UK, our students are working in a career they love. They are finding their feet and taking on both the High Street and working with internationally renowned designers. Many have also set up their own successful enterprises in design and styling. Our roll call of graduates include:

• Stylist Courtney Smith from TV3’s Xposé

• Stylist Grace Moore, who worked on the 2013 American Vogue shoot in Co. Kerry

• Visual Merchandisers with Zara, COS, Forever 21, Topshop, New Look and H&M.

• Stylists with River Island, Topshop, The Gloss, Tatler and The Irish Times, The Independent

• Retail Managers with H&M & Debenhams.

• E-Commerce, Social Media & Digital Marketers with A|Wear, Brown Thomas, Redress, Stella McCartney and Michael Kors.

• Studio Assistants with Lennon Courtney and House of Holland, Roland Mouret, Gareth Pugh and Alexander McQueen

• Entrepreneur Bebhinn Flood from Design House

• Personal Shopper with H&M

FIP -Styled by Emma Marshall, Mollie Kavanagh McIntyre

“ Fashion Industry Practice at Sallynoggin College was a great launching pad for my BA degree. The skills we acquired through producing the event proved to be a great asset for me in university” -Niamh Crawford

“ I am so proud of what I have achieved this year and I feel the event has really made me a more capable and confi dent person” -Lorna Sammon