11/12/2018 Fashion Retail Academy 2019-02-21T00:00:00+00:00 Fitzrovia, London W1T 1QL

Level 4 Fashion Retail (Marketing & Business)

  • Sector: courses, creative digital media, retail
  • Location: Fitzrovia, London
  • Level: 4
Level 4 Fashion Retail (Marketing & Business)

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About the Provider

If you are looking for an apprenticeship but haven’t found one suitable, our courses offer an ideal alternative.  You will study two days a week enabling you to work part-time alongside, gaining valuable retail experience at the same time.  During our October progression week, our retail partners come in to look for temporary and permanent staff, helping you to find the perfect part-time job.

When you join The Fashion Retail Academy (Ofsted outstanding) you will get much more than just a fashion qualification – you will gain a unique, industry led college experience in the heart of central London. Founded by retail giants, we are dedicated to offering you a range of exclusive Fashion courses with unparalleled industry involvement to ensure you gain the skills and contacts needed to successfully progress into employment.

Our courses are 1-2 years in length and are aimed at mixing classroom learning with vocational experience, so you are job ready on completion.  Most of our level 3 and all of our level 4 courses come with a guaranteed three week fashion work placement

Level 4 Fashion Retail (Marketing & Business)

Course Overview

This Fashion Retail course is an excellent alternative to an apprenticeship, training you two days per week enabling enough time to work part-time whilst you study. In this varied and wide-ranging one-year course, you’ll learn about what happens in the retail industry at every stage of the process. From the conception of a garment to when it’s purchased by a consumer, you’ll follow the product life cycle from head office to store. The course contains content that’s invaluable to a wide range of roles within the fashion retail industry, giving you fantastic career opportunities. If you’re not quite sure what role you’re looking for yet, this is a great starting point.

Elements included in this course are store management, retail operations as well as consumer profiling and analytics, essential for maximising sales. You’ll explore both the internal and external factors which can influence fashion retailers of today, covering additional areas such as:

  • E-commerce
  • Digital skills
  • Buying
  • Merchandising
  • Visual merchandising

As part of the L4 Fashion Retail Marketing and Business course, you’ll also have the chance to undertake a unique three-week placement with a major fashion brand to put your new skills into action in a “real world” setting. This also gives you a real competitive edge when it comes to applying for those graduate roles.

This course is ideal for you if you’re interested in all aspects of fashion retail, particularly the journey of a garment from inception to production and beyond. It’s also suited to those looking to launch their own fashion brand or company; we’ll teach you how to identify market opportunities and target audiences, and how to develop and implement a successful business plan.

You’ll undertake an invaluable three-week placement with a high street brand. You’ll be given an exclusive insight into the real-world retail environment, providing you with on-the-job skills to help you once the time comes to apply for retail roles. Work placements are full-time for 3 weeks, you will be expected to make your own travel arrangements.

Upon completion you’ll be in the ideal position start work in the industry in roles such as marketing, merchandising, buying, operations or supply chain.

Entry criteria


1 A-level (or the equivalent Level 3 qualification) and 5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above, including Maths and English.

Start date: September 2019

Course duration: One year full time, two days per week

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