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UAL Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant

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The UAL Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to work within the fashion industry; with a specific focus on working within a fashion studio.

This qualification is suitable for students aged 18 and above who are currently working within a fashion studio and wish to further develop their skills.

For more information on this qualification, please read the purpose statement:

Purpose Statement - Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant V2 (PDF 239KB)

Qualifications at a glance

UAL Level 3 Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 12
  • TQT (hours) - 660
  • GLH - 330
  • Typical course duration - 12 - 18 months
  • Credits - 66
  • UCAS points 
    - 32
  • QAN - 603/1404/7

UAL Level 4 Diploma

  • Level - 4
  • Units - 12
  • TQT (hours) - 1,020
  • GLH - 510
  • Typical course duration - 12 - 18 months
  • Credits - 102
  • QAN - 603/1405/9

Typical progression

Employment: Students completing these qualifications may progress directly into employment within the fashion industry, specifically into roles such as: Showroom Assistant, Assistant Merchandiser, Sales Assistant, Buyers’ Assistant, Production Assistant and Communication Coordinator

Higher education: These qualifications may support students to develop a portfolio of work, enabling them to progress to higher education in related fashion disciplines or sales and marketing.

Specification and documents

Please note: For ease of printing, this specification has been split into the three pathways that comprise the whole qualification.

UAL Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant - Product Development pathway specification (PDF 4.9 MB)‌

UAL Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant - Sales and Operations pathway specification (PDF 3.1MB)‌

UAL Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant - Fashion Marketing and Communications pathway specification (PDF 3.1MB)‌

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:

Birmingham Metropolitan College - letter of support (PDF 37KB)

British Fashion Council - letter of support (PDF 26KB)

City of Liverpool College - letter of support (PDF 103KB)

Fashion Enter - letter of support (PDF 47KB)

London College of Fashion - letter of support (PDF 70KB)

Talk PR - letter of support (PDF 28KB)

Working with us

These qualifications have been recently developed and a small selection of centres will be delivering them during their first year of operation. For further information or to register your interest in order to be notified when the qualifications are ready to be offered to all centres, please contact

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