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This course is designed to provide you with the skills knowledge and understanding you need to progress to degree level study and employment in the fashion industry.

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    Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths - Evidence of previous experience or study in fashion or design at an appropriate level.

    Assessment Method

    Continuous assessment by practical work projects online portfolio presentations written research projects and group work.

    Aims of the course

    • To enable you to develop an in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry and retail sector - To give you the skills and understanding you need to progress to degree level study and employment in the fashion industry in the fashion business sector.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualification will support students to progress or transition to a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma. The UCAS tariff points gained on this course either alone or in combination with other Level 3 qualifications may also enable you to apply for a range of relevant degree level courses.


    The programme is delivered through a mixture of lessons workshops and projects. You will learn in our classrooms and specialist studios and benefit from trips to fashion venues and businesses and getting involved in projects with external partners.

    Career Options

    After further study you can pursue a range of careers in the fashion and retail sectors.While the primary purpose of this Diploma is to help you progress to further learning the transferable skills and knowledge you will gain could also enable you to move into an entry level role or higher apprenticeship in the creative sector.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Start Date 02/09/2024
End Date 27/06/2025
Course Code 4FAAR9S0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 5,421
24+ £5,421
International £9,000
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