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Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail

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The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail have been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of fashion business and retail disciplines.

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.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Purpose Statement Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail (PDF 300KB)

Purpose Statement Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail (PDF 300 KB)

Qualifications at a glance

Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 8
  • TQT (hours) - 1,040
  • GLH - 600
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (for HE courses starting from September 2018) - Pass - 36; Merit - 60; Distinction - 84
  • QAN - 601/6483/9
  • Typical progression - Visual merchandising, fashion buying and merchandising, brand management, garment technology

Extended Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 13
  • TQT (hours) - 2,030
  • GLH - 1,140
  • Typical course duration - 2 years
  • UCAS points (for HE courses starting from September 2018) - Pass - 72; High Pass - 96; Merit - 120; High Merit - 144; Distinction - 168
  • QAN - 601/6484/0
  • Typical progression - Visual merchandising, fashion buying and merchandising, brand management, garment technology

Specification and documents

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail specification V2.1 (PDF 983KB)

Centre handbook (PDF 419KB)

Level 3 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1.0 (PDF 208KB)

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

London College of Fashion - letter of support (PDF 104KB)

Sheffield Hallam - letter of support (PDF 149KB)

University for the Creative Arts - letter of support (PDF 1.1MB)

University of the Arts London - letter of support (PDF 53KB)

Working with us

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