Fashion Business Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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The UAL Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Business and Retail is for those who have an interest, passion and desire to work in the fashion industry within commercial roles. The aim of the course is to build your confidence, knowledge, communication skills and develop them within a fashion business context in order to prepare you for progression to further study at university or your first steps into the industry. You may have already worked in the fashion retail sector either full-time or part-time, or completed an appropriate Level 2 qualification.

You will learn about the fashion industry, from buying and setting trends, to the marketing and promotion of garments and designs. Gain experience within the areas of business for fashion, creative thinking and application of skills, and also the manufacture of retail focused garments.

Topics include:

  • The fashion retail environment
  • Industry and history
  • Planning and developing ranges
  • Designing visual merchandising
  • Garment production
  • Styling
  • Developing marketing campaigns

Assessment Methods

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.

Progression Options

On successful completion you could progress to a university course, Higher Apprenticeship or seek employment in the fashion industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Fashion Business Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including Maths and English, or a relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview and a portfolio of examples of your work.

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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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