If you're interested in a career in fashion retailing but don't want to go directly into employment or an apprenticeship after GCSE's, this 2-year full time course will give you the opportunity to learn more about the fashion industry and to decide on your career path. Equivalent to 3 A levels, you can use the course as a stepping stone to employment in the sector or higher education opportunities.
|Diploma in Fashion Retail
|University of the Arts London
|Course start date
|9th September 2024
4 GCSE's at grade 4 (C) or a Level 2 Diploma in Fashion Business and Retail.
You'll research the industry and learn about the wide range of career opportunities within it, exploring various aspects of the fashion business from garment manufacturing, to buying and merchandising, as well as on line and in store visual merchandising. You'll investigate the ethical and environmental impact of the global supply chain and have the chance to come up with your own solutions to make the industry more sustainable in the future. You'll develop your teamwork skills through a collaborative fashion retail project and study the way that the fashion industry communicates with its audiences, building your own oral, written, visual and digital presentation skills. You'll have the chance to undertake more in-depth study in a specific area, plan for your own career in fashion and develop an individual project proposal that you will carry out as part of your final assessment.
Through practical group and individual projects, presentations, workshops and lectures. There will be industry speakers and visits and the opportunity to undertake a fashion related work experience placement.
Through assignments, collaborative projects, a project proposal and an extended project along with a portfolio of evidence of your work.
You can move on to to junior level employment or higher / degree apprenticeship training in areas such as visual merchandising, fashion buying and merchandising, brand management, marketing or garment technology. You could move on to to higher education to study for a degree such as BA Hons Fashion Retailing Management, Fashion Promotion and Imaging, Fashion Visual Merchandising or Fashion Marketing and Business Management.