Do you want to take that first step towards your dream job?  Do you want to add to your qualifications? Whether you are a school leaver or an adult returning to education, this course will open many doors towards the achievement of your career goals.

Start date: Monday 7th September 2020

The National 5 Gateway course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain the necessary qualifications to progress into Further Education, to return to the workplace, or prepare for a career change. There is the added flexibility of studying on a full-time or part-time basis.

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From the initial sketches to a fully rendered fashion design board, the art of fashion illustration plays a major part in the design process whilst technical drawings assist in the production of garment patterns.

This year’s students have developed skills in using different mixed media techniques; applying them to represent simulated textile textures and patterns whilst understanding the application of colour balance and it’s use within their own designs.

A strong emphasis is placed on developing free hand drawing skills, sketch book development and the ability to communicate how a garment is constructed. Students study and learn to capture how different textiles behave and in doing so develop the skill set for envisioning their designs and communicating them to an industry standard.