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Level 4 Fashion Business Retail (pilot)

Birmingham Metropolitan College, Photo by Liz Carrington
Birmingham Metropolitan College, Photo by Liz Carrington

The Level 4 Diplomas in Fashion Business and Retail has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress into higher education or further training. The skills developed throughout the qualification may also support students intending to progress directly into employment in the fashion retail sector.

These five qualifications offer broad but in-depth knowledge and skills in preparation for work in the fashion retail sector. The qualification has been designed to balance practical and creative skills with theoretical studies. Work placement opportunities and industry-led projects are key elements of these qualifications, and will support students to gain a comprehensive understanding of employment opportunities in the sector.

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

Purpose Statement - Fashion Retail (Word 39KB)

Purpose Statement - Garment Technology (Word 33KB)

Purpose Statement - Merchandising (Word 33KB)

Purpose Statement - Visual Display and Branding (Word 34KB)

Purpose Statement - Buying and Range Planning (Word 34KB)

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: 603/3270/0; Garment Technology: 603/3271/2; Merchandising: 603/3272/4; Visual Display and Branding: 603/3273/6; Buying and Range Planning: 603/3274/8
  • Typical progression - visual merchandising, fashion buying and merchandising, brand management, garment technology

Specification & documents

Level 4 Diploma in Fashion Retail (PDF 13.6MB)

Level 4 Diploma in Garment Technology (PDF 13.4MB)

Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising (PDF 16.7MB)

Level 4 Diploma in Visual Display and Branding (PDF 14.9MB)

Level 4 Diploma in Buying and Range Planning (PDF 16MB)

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:

City of Liverpool College - Centre Letter of Support (PDF 66KB)

Fashion Retail Academy - Centre Letter of Support (PDF 46KB)

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL Level 4 Diplomas in Fashion Retail?

Visit the Working with us page for information on the approval process for new and existing centres.

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