Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant

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Students at Reading College. Copyright Liz Carrington

From September 2017, UAL Awarding Body will be running new qualifications, the Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant.

The UAL Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to work within the fashion industry; with a specific focus on working within a fashion studio.

This qualification is suitable for students aged 18 and above who are currently working within a fashion studio and wish to further develop their skills.

For more information on this qualification, please read the purpose statement:

Qualifications at a glance

  L3 Diploma L4 Diploma
Level 3 4
Units 12 12
TQT (Hours) 660 1,020
GLH 330 510
Typical course duration 12-18 months 12-18 months
Credits 66 102
UCAS points
(for HE courses starting from September 2018)



QAN 603/1404/7 603/1405/9

Typical progression

Employment: Students completing these qualifications may progress directly into employment within the fashion industry, specifically into roles such as: Showroom Assistant, Assistant Merchandiser, Sales Assistant, Buyers’ Assistant, Production Assistant and Communication Coordinator

Higher education: These qualifications may support students to develop a portfolio of work, enabling them to progress to higher education in related fashion disciplines or sales and marketing.

Specification and documents

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

Working with us

These qualifications have been recently developed and a small selection of centres will be delivering them during their first year of operation. For further information or to register your interest in order to be notified when the qualifications are ready to be offered to all centres, please contact Lucy Dang l.dang@arts.ac.uk

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