Creative Industries: Fashion SCQF 6 (Stornoway) NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

Do you have an interest in the creative industries and fashion? This new course provides a foundation of practical skills, alongside portfolio development and the opportunity to understand where fashion sits within the creative industries. You will learn how to research, develop, illustrate and produce your own designs, whilst learning how and why the consumption of fashion is having to explore new business models to become sustainable. During your course, we introduce you to using a range of digital technologies, which will help you get the most from your course and at the same time develop your digital skills. This level of study is suitable for school leavers and mature students seeking entry point into education. After completing this course you will have a portfolio of work you can use to progress to Higher Education and have deeper understanding about how and where you want to work within Creative Industries.

Entry requirements

Students should have at least 3 National 4 or 5s or equivalent. Previous experience of an art and design course or a passion for fashion and design would be desirable. All applicants will have the opportunity to present a folio of recent work. Mature students will be considered on merit.

  • Understanding and working with a Creative Brief
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Industrial sewing Machine Skills
  • Garment Construction
  • Fashion Illustration (Digital and Freehand)
  • Design Realisation
  • Art and Design - Research Skills
  • Sketchbook Development


Students will need to purchase some pattern-cutting and sewing tools at an approximate cost of £60.00.

Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone and camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You normally need to commit to 18 hours per week (2-3 days) of blended learning time consisting of timetabled learning and personal study.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Stornoway

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What can I do on completion of my course?

After completing this course you will also have deeper understanding about how and where you want to work within Creative Industries. This course provides good progression routes for further study in fashion, textiles, art and design sectors as well as the production of an portfolio for application to many design orientated Higher Education Establishments at College or University. It can also lead to employment in a range of creative disciplines:

  • Fashion Design
  • Textiles Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Buying
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Stylist
  • Costume Design

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North, West and Hebrides. UHI North, West and Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.