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Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
18 weeks (August - January)

Do you dream of a career in fashion or the creative industries? Gateway to Fashion and Textiles is designed to support you.

We know it can be challenging to get started in the creative industries, we are here to help you achieve your dream. You will develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to support your successful progression to a relevant course or job in the sector.

Please join us to improve your confidence levels, get the key qualifications you need for progression in college or into employment, access careers guidance, employment opportunities and future learning.

What will I learn?

On this Gateway to Fashion and Textiles course you will learn the basic skills you need to start working in fashion design, fashion Textiles, Fashion Communications and Fashion Technology. You may also progress from this course onto a relevant course at our college. 

You will study a full day in the Fashion Department and you will also study Employability and Personal Development units. You will learn skills to help you apply for work, do interviews, and improve your language skills with Communication units.  

On the course, you will gain practical skills and qualifications in the following: 

  • Employability skills 
  • Fashion 
  • Textiles 
  • Assisting with an event 
  • Personal development 
  • Employability units 
  • Preparing for success and further study 

Entry requirements (minimum)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but:  

  • You must be ready to study towards SCQF Level 4 qualifications  
  • You must attend an information session
  • If English is not your first language you will need SQA National 4 ESOL or higher to cope with the portfolio coursework 
  • You should demonstrate an interest in working in the fashion industry in the application form

Entry requirement equivalency table 

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area. 

Employer and industry links

You will be supported to search and apply for work in the area of business.

You will develop your knowledge of career paths and employment opportunities. 

Jobs and further study

If you successfully complete this course, you are guaranteed an interview for progression to the next part of the course at Glasgow Clyde College.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Invited to attend an information session which will include an interview and, if required, a skills test to ascertain English level. You should be ready to discuss any previous experience / qualifications at the interview. You will also be asked to bring copies of current qualifications and proof of residency
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3104