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Fashion

This course is designed to introduce you to a range of creative skills in fashion business and retail. You will also complete GCSE qualifications in maths and English.

The programme leads to the award of a Level 2 Progression Diploma in Fashion Business and Retail, along with pass grades in GCSE maths and English.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    • 4 GCSEs at grade 3-2
    • Evidence of previous experience or study at an appropriate level in fashion, textiles, art & design or fashion retail.

    Assessment Method

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

    Aims of the course

    • To enable you to develop a range of creative techniques used in the fashion and retail sectors
    • To give you the all-round skills you need to progress to level 3 study in dance or drama.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualification will prepare you to study on a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Business and Retail at Southwark College.

    Facilities

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

    Career Options

    After further study, you can pursue a career in the fashion industry or retail sector.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 02/07/2021

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 995 p/year
24+ £995 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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