Fashion Business Retail Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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

Topics may include:

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

You will have access to trips and residentials, visiting speakers and professional facilities. Work placements and work readiness take place throughout the course to ensure you are ready to progress your studies or enter the workplace. There is a mixture of practical, academic and work experience sessions on the course.

We also offer an A Level in Fashion & Textiles that you can find here.

Assessment Methods

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 Retail Extended 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’ve learned so much and the tutors helped me work out what I’d like to do after College. When I complete my course I’m going to Nottingham Trent University to studying International Business with a language.

Chloe Callaghan

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