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This course provides students with an understanding of fashion business and retail through a broad diagnostic experience that prepares them for the reality of the sector and progression paths available to them.

Developed in response to an identified need for learners studying for qualifications in fashion retail to have a broad diagnostic experience, the course provides them with an understanding of fashion business and retail and prepares them for the reality of the sector, progression and paths available to them.

  • What will I learn?

    The qualification has been designed to incorporate a strong element of vocational learning to provide young people with the understanding, knowledge and skills identified as necessary for future progression and employment, underpinned by the broad transferrable skills that will enable learners to demonstrate qualities of adaptability, self-reliance, collaboration, dependability, imagination and creativity.

  • Example modules

    • An introduction to the skills and knowledge of fashion, business and retail
    • An introduction to contextual research for fashion retail
    • An opportunity to explore and enhance their creative development
    • A broad diagnostic introduction to fashion, business and retail
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will study two units which are graded at Pass only. Collectively they total 60 Guided Learning Hours. These units are coursework/sketchbook based.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course but applicants are required to be 18 years or over and an interview may be required to ascertain suitability.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    The majority of the students completing the UAL Level 2 Award in Fashion Business and Retail progress onto the UAL Level 2 Diploma Fashion Business and Retail qualification, whereby you may progress to further study via Applied General or Tech Level qualifications.

    Some students may progress directly into entry-level roles in the creative industries.

  • Additional Information

    The qualification has been designed for students who have an interest in fashion business and retail who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience.

    This course is studied 6 hours a week over 12 weeks.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 2
Study Mode Part-Time Course
Start Date January
Duration 12 Weeks
Course Code PFASHL2AW-1
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