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Fashion Business & Digital Marketing Diploma / Extended Diploma Level 3

The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Fashion Business has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of fashion business and retail disciplines.
The qualification has been designed for students who have an interest in fashion, business and digital marketing who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience.

Throughout your course you will be set a series of exciting project briefs which will enable you to explore areas in the following:
• Fashion forecasting/trend predictions, catwalk to high street transition
• Range designing and digital in-store displays
• Market positioning looking at luxury fashion through to high street
• Window design and visual merchandising
• Retail management and performance management tools
• Research and development within an Omni-channel platform, looking at how social media is changing the way consumers shop
• Exploration of a variety of careers within the fashion business industry
• Understanding the supply chain and how we can reduce the environmental impact

All of this will be presented visually within a research and development package, enabling you to produce a professional portfolio of design work to present at progression interviews.
You will learn to evaluate your own work and that of others, presenting your ideas as well as expressing opinions in a variety of formal/informal ways. You will carry out short assignments and longer projects, which may involve working as a team as well as working independently. You will also take part in a range of editorial photoshoots that can be used within magazine developments taking inspiration from luxury fashion and their marketing techniques.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Fashion & Retail
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English and mathematics.

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment is carried out throughout the programme and is coursework-based. On-going feedback in each lesson is complemented with written assessment for each subject of each project brief - so you can track the progress you are making.


You will be able to progress to the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, the HND in Fashion or other Level 4 programmes. On successful completion of the Diploma you will gain sufficient UCAS points to also apply for degree courses in Fashion. You will also be supported to gain entry into industry employment through apprenticeships or junior positions in Design and Production companies.

Career Opportunities

  • Merchandiser
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Visual Merchandiser