Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail

UCAS Points

The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Fashion Business and Retail have now been allocated UCAS Points. Please see the 'qualifications at a glance' section for more information.

The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail have 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 retail who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Qualifications at a glance

  Diploma Extended Diploma
Level 3 3
Units 8 13
TQT (Hours) 1,040 2,030
GLH 600 1,140
Typical course duration 1 year 2 years
UCAS points (for HE courses starting from September 2018)

Pass - 36
Merit - 60
Distinction - 84

Pass - 72
High Pass - 96
Merit - 120
High Merit - 144
Distinction - 168

QAN 601/6483/9 601/6484/0
Typical progression Visual merchandising, fashion buying and merchandising, brand management, garment technology

Specification and documents

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject matter experts, 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

Interested in delivering the UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail?

Visit the Working with us page for information on the approval process for new and existing centres.

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