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Introduction to the Fashion Industry for 16 to 18 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

Through lectures and practical tasks you will explore the industry, understand what careers the fashion industry has to offer and what opportunities there are for you moving forward. A practical look at what you need to do to get where you want to be.

Digital Credentials (badges and certificates)

Students will receive a UAL Short Courses digital badge and certificate on completion of the course. Digital credentials are a great way to celebrate your accomplishments and stand out from the crowd. Find out more about our digital badges and credentials.

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons with expert tutors
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Certificate upon completion

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics covered

  • The supply chain
  • The who’s who in fashion
  • Structure and the current environment
  • Styling and promotion
  • Customer profiling
  • Buying and merchandising
  • Marketing and PR
  • Trend research / GTrend forecasting
  • To sale / Instore promotion / Visual merchandising


Materials needed for the course:

  • Laptop or PC
  • Pad and pen
  • Plain A4 paper
  • Coloured pens (5 Colours needed) any type

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure you have:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection, we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -
Meet the Tutor:

Through practical online workshops, lectures and seminars you will explore the fashion industry, understanding the opportunities on offer, and what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

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