Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Business and Communication
- September 2019, Full Time
Students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Fashion, Business and Retail Diploma in their first year of study, progressing onto the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Fashion, Business and Retail Extended Diploma in their second year. The Extended Diploma at Distinction level is allocated 168 UCAS points, which is equivalent to 3 full A Levels at grade A.
This course provides an opportunity for those with an interest in fashion to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is both stimulating and demanding, and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.
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Why our College?
At our College you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.
Gain Real Experiences of Work
All our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.
A Unique Student Experience
This is what really sets us apart. At our College you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.
Minimum of 4 GCSEs A* - C; 9 - 4 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths; A* - C for GCSE Art and Design or art-related subject. Relevant Level 2 Diploma at minimum Merit, plus 9-4 in GCSE English and a portfolio of varied, good quality work. Selection is by interview.
The course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment within the fashion industry.
Students will study the principles of fashion business and retail, fashion production and supply chain, fashion buying and merchandising, fashion management and marketing and visual merchandising. In addition students complete a collaborative fashion retail project.
The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Fashion, Business and Retail Diploma is assessed through a series of projects that are designed to broaden student’s skills, experience and expertise. The projects are multi-disciplinary and require students to work collaboratively and pro-actively with fellow students as well as external clients and stakeholders. A final end-point assessment (commonly referred to as the Final Major Project) decides the student’s overall grade for the year which is graded at: PASS/MERIT or DISTINCTION. The first year (Diploma) is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (36), MERIT (60), DISTINCTION (84). The second year (Extended Diploma) is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (72), MERIT (120), DISTINCTION (168). Student work is externally assessed and scrutinised by External Verifiers from the University of the Arts London to ensure that academic standards are adhered maintained.
Successfully completing the Level 3 Fashion, Business and Retail Diploma will provide direct entry onto the Level 3 Fashion, Business and Retail Extended Diploma in the second year.
City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London Progression Partnership to promote the recruitment of talented, creative students from high quality further education institutions to UAL higher education degree level courses. The course team also work with local and national higher education providers such as NUA, London College of Communication and London College of Fashion to ensure that our students are ready and prepared for their next step. We also work collaboratively with local, national and international artists and creative agencies to provide fantastic experience of work for our students and also to ensure that our courses prepare students well for their future careers in the industry. City College Norwich also has an outstanding Apprenticeship team who can provide advice and guidance for students wishing to follow an Apprenticeship route into the industry.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.
All students will need to provide their own basic equipment, with a list provided during induction. Students pay for enrichment trips and educational visits during the academic year. International trips are optional and are at additional cost payable by the student.