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Fashion, Marketing and Management: Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma

OUR STUDENTS HAVE progressed to FE and HE courses including London College of Fashion, UCA, University of Hertfordshire, CSM, De Montfort University and many more.

Course information

Course Summary

This full time UAL Level 3 course runs for 2 years and will equip you with the practical and theoretical skills necessary to succeed within the fashion industry and at higher education. During this course you will explore the vibrant fashion business world via trend forecasting, merchandising, marketing, garment production and collection development.

From designing to marketing this course will develop your contextual understanding of current issues and themes within the fashion industry as well as the practical skills required to design and promote a collection. This is an industry focused course which will prepare you for your future career in buying, designing, fashion marketing and management, trend forecasting, visual merchandising and many more aspects of the fashion industry.

Course Code:N5820
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 3
Award:UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion Retail and Business (Fashion Marketing and Management Pathway)
Awarded by:UAL
Course Length

2 years.

Course Detail

The course aims are to develop both your practical skills and critical thinking as a designer as well as an understanding of marketing and management within the fashion industry. During this course you will discover your personal strengths and abilities to develop and present your creative proposals for ranges, retail spaces and concepts for marketing and promoting fashion trends.

You will explore both traditional methods and techniques within the fashion discipline as well as contemporary and digital medias used to develop and promote ideas. You will be encouraged to explore a wide range of themes and ideas through studying existing designers and marketing tools to develop your own personal interests and your abilities. The course covers a wide range of fashion management and marketing skills which will allow you to progress onto different specialisms within creative or business universities.

The course is delivered through lectures, workshops, 1-2-1 tutorials with lecturers, industry visits, and group critiques sessions. All of which will allow you to develop your presentation skills as well as your confidence and understanding of professional practice and communication skills.

Each project is designed to explore a variety of aspects within the fashion industry and introduce you to a wide range of job roles and opportunities within a fashion business. Projects are assessed through course work, presented in sketchbooks both digital and practical, supported by written work.

The first year is designed to give you a taster in different areas of the fashion industry whilst building on the key practical and creative thinking skills required for this industry.

The second year is focused towards progression to HE, you will be working on increasingly self directed projects within a chosen specialist field such as fashion promotion and communication, garment construction, trend forecasting and fashion marketing. To prepare you for your progression into higher education and into the industry you will be working towards producing a portfolio of work which showcase your skills and abilities you have gained throughout the course. At the end of the year you will undertake a self initiated final major project which will be displayed in a public exhibition.

Programme of Study:

Your main course will form part of your individual study programme which will include tutorial sessions and dedicated workshops to develop your understanding of fashion as a specialism via industry focused briefs and work experience. This programme of study will enable you to develop the skills and experience to gain the competitive edge in both job and higher education applications.

Entry Requirements

New Students

4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above - including English, Maths and Art and Design or an Art and Design related subject (Textiles / Graphics / Photography).

Progressing Students

Merit grade at Level 2 in an art and design subject plus a satisfactory reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Following your interview you will also be required to submit a Digital Portfolio:

  • 10-15 examples of work sent as a PowerPoint or PDF – examples of work should include photographs of sketchbook pages / finished pieces of work / artwork completed in own time.
Your Next Steps

Once you complete the course you will be abele to identify the area of fashion you want to progress into within higher education or potential career routes in the Fashion industry:

  • Fashion marketing
  • Branding management
  • Trend forecasting
  • Digital printing
  • Collection development
  • Garment production
  • Fashion promotion and imaging
  • Fashion communication
  • Retail merchandising
  • Styling
  • Garment technology development
  • Pattern cutting
  • Buying
  • Supply chain management
  • Production management
Other Information


This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2021. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

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Last updated - 08/10/20