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Level 2 Diploma in Fashion Business

The Level 2 Fashion Business and Retail pathway has been specifically designed for students aged 16 years or over wishing to gain a broad diagnostic experience within the fashion retail sector alongside GCSE English and Maths [if required], work experience, tutorial and personal and professional development.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Retail
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?:
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-diploma-in-fashion-business-and-retail
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Course Information for Students

The Level 2 Fashion Business and Retail pathway has been specifically designed for students aged 16 years or over wishing to gain a broad diagnostic experience within the fashion retail sector alongside GCSE English and Maths [if required], work experience, tutorial and personal and professional development.

If you don’t already have a grade C [4] or above at GCSE in English and Maths, you’ll continue to study these elements which will form a significant part of your study programme.

If you are interested in exploring the potential of a career in fashion business and retail, this course is for you. It is designed to enable you to develop your creative skills and professionalism to pursue a career within fashion retail and business.

You will gain a general overview of the fashion retail sectors including employer opportunities and pathways for further study, potential career progression and the skills needed to succeed in a fast-paced industry.

The Intermediate Fashion Retail and Business course has been designed holistically and provides complementary components to further aid your future progression and employability.

It includes visits to large retailers and brands, guest speakers from relevant organisations and client-led live projects.  In addition, you will undertake lots of practical activities including fashion photography, editorials, branding and marketing, and exploration of selling environments – both physical and online platforms. 

You will gain skills in digital software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as well as exploring new and emerging social media based marketing tools. 

You will also develop your maths and English skills, which will support your progress within the programme and help in your future career.

Typically you will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, ideally in a related subject. You should also have GCSE English and Maths graded 3 (D) or equivalent Functional Skills.

Candidates will be invited to College for an interview as part of the application process. You will need to demonstrate that you have an interest in the fashion retail sector by showcasing a piece of work at interview.  It is also essential that you show commitment to maintaining a high level of professionalism, attendance and meeting of deadlines.

The Level 2 Fashion Business and Retail will:

  • Introduce you to the basic principles, skills, techniques and attributes required for employment within the fashion retail industry
  • Encourage progression by assisting in the development of knowledge, understanding and skills that you will need to access further Level 2 or Level 3 Fashion Business and Retail qualifications or to enter employment or an apprenticeship
  • Encourage an evaluative approach to personal and professional development

During the programme, you will develop your knowledge in:

·      Customer service, roles and responsibilities and selling environments 

·      Marketing and branding techniques

·      Contextual research

·      Fashion photography and graphic editorial design

This course will be delivered on-site.

You will be required to pay a £20 studio fee to cover costs of resources, such as sketchbooks and portfolios as well as general materials. Payment should be provided at enrolment (concessions are available subject to status).  There will also be a nominal charge for trips and visits.

To successfully complete the Fashion Business and Retail study programme, you must achieve:

  • 12 credits at Level 2 from the two mandatory units

Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods. You are expected to produce a portfolio of evidence for each unit. Assessment will include presentations, practical activities, discussions and assignments.

Achievement is graded as Pass/Fail only.

Further Study

You can progress to the UAL Level 2 Diploma Fashion Business and Retail and UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma Fashion Business and Retail.

Careers

You can pursue a career in many roles in the fashion retail environment, including industry related apprenticeships.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Sales and Retail Assistants

£11082

Sales and Retail Assistants

Merchandisers and Window Dressers

£19386

Merchandisers and Window Dressers

Product, Clothing and Related Designers

£29839

Product, Clothing and Related Designers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: November 24, 2021 3:47 pm