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.

©Rebecca Macphail

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.

  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) Business

image from

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) Business


Looking to develop your understanding of how businesses operate, and prepare yourself for a career in the world of business?

Studying for a Higher National Certificate or Diploma in Business is the ideal launching pad.

You will learn about

  • management
  • marketing
  • economics
  • accounting

and a wide range of key aspects of business.