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Level 4 Diplomas in Fashion Retail

Fashion Retail and Branding student work

The Level 4 Diplomas in Fashion Retail have been developed in response to an identified need for learners to take qualifications in the Fashion Retail sector that explore the changing environment and influences on fashion retail business.

These five qualifications put into context the structures and functions of retail business and include aspects of operational, financial and human resource management and organisational behaviour. They examine consumer behavioural patterns and how businesses respond with their marketing, branding and improved customer service to achieve efficiency and profitability.

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

Purpose Statement - Level 4 Diploma in Buying and Range Planning for Fashion Retail (PDF 1 MB)

Purpose Statement - Level 4 Diploma in Fashion Retail (PDF 1 MB)

Purpose Statement - Level 4 Diploma in Garment Technology for Fashion Retail (PDF 1 MB)

Purpose Statement - Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail (PDF 1 MB)

Purpose Statement - Level 4 Diploma in Visual Display and Branding for Fashion Retail (PDF 1 MB)

Qualifications at a glance

Diplomas

  • Level - 4
  • Units - 3 common; 3 qualification specific; 18 in total
  • TQT (hours) - 900
  • GLH - 600
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - Fashion Retail: 600/9064/9;  Garment Technology: 600/9065/0; Merchandising: 600/9066/2; Visual Display and Branding: 600/9063/7; Buying and Range Planning: 600/9062/5
  • Typical progression - Visual merchandising, fashion buying and merchandising, brand management, garment technology

Specification & documents

Level 4 Diplomas in Fashion Retail specification V4 (PDF 567KB)

Centre handbook (PDF 419KB)

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 85KB)

London Metropolitan University - letter of Support (PDF 139 KB)

University of Westminster - letter of Support (PDF 119KB)

Working with us

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