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This course is an excellent choice for those who want to develop a sound business understanding and learn how to apply this to the creative, global and innovative fashion industry. The aim of the course is to explore the diverse careers available in this sector by working through projects that consist of research and investigation, plus enable core practical and creative skill development to develop ideas and produce exciting, professional outcomes.
You will be taught by subject specialist lecturers with wide ranging industry experience and receive input from current employers. You will learn about opportunities and current practice within the fashion industry including trend forecasting, manufacture, styling and promotion. You will have access to facilities including sewing and textiles studio, photography studio and Mac suites to learn key creative presentation techniques. These facilities will allow you to build a strong portfolio of visual and theoretical work in preparation for your personal progression.
The course also focuses on key transferable skill development such as building confidence, communication and presentation skills.
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There is a mixture of practical, academic and work experience sessions on the course. Assessment is through a portfolio of reports, presentations, creative projects and a final Major Project at the end of the year.
On successful completion, you could progress to a university course such as Fashion Business, Marketing or Creative Fashion & Textile courses, Higher Apprenticeship, seek employment in the fashion industry or start up your own business/entrepreneurial activities. You could also progress into our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or an HNC/HND in Business course to aid and support your application to university the following year.
|Course Title||Fashion Business & Retail Extended Diploma Level 3|
You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including maths and English, or a relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade.
I decided to do Level 2 Business which I thoroughly enjoyed which made me chose to develop my understanding of Business and so then I went on to do Level 3 in Business. I have gained confidence, knowledge and multiple skills throughout the course and It has helped me to understand what I want to do in the future.
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