Level 4 Fashion Retail (Marketing & Business)

Fashion Retail Academy

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Includes a work placement with a High Street Retailer
70% of graduating FRA students go into jobs within the fashion industry
Supported by over 140 High Street Retailers

This one year Level 4 course (delivered over two days per week) explores all of the internal and external factors influencing today's fashion retailers and offers an overview of store operations and management functions. It also examines consumer behaviour such as disposable income and popular culture and how retailers are responding to the ever changing environment. You will gain valuable knowledge of the industry with both work placement and industry set projects as well as master classes from renowned successful retail experts. 

A standard day on this course could include a trip along Oxford Street to experience cutting edge retail including store tours to introduce and inspire you to a fashion retail environment. During your trip you will explore the competitive mix, store layout and design, promotional activity and consumer profile to collect information for a business project.

This course includes work placements to enable students to experience first-hand some of the roles available in the retail industry leading to a job within the trade. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

The key aspect of the course is to enable students to become industry aware and prepared for multiple areas within the retail environment. This course allows you to explore the roles available to you, and to understand why and how different types of retailers run their businesses.

You will cover multiple subjects influencing today’s fashion retail head office including marketing & promotion, consumer profiling, HR, finance, digital presentation, management skills and running a business. You will also look at topics impacting the retail environment such as visual merchandising and customer service giving you all round retail experience to progress multiple career options.

You will be invited to attend a range of masterclasses from some of retails biggest names. Previous speakers have included ASOS; Chloe Miles – Fashion Blogger; Zalando; FRA Alumni Sorcha Kelly, Junior Merchandiser - Accessories at NET-A-PORTER; TK Maxx & New Look. During these sessions held in our state of the art lecture theatre, fashion retail experts advise and inform about a range of subjects affecting the industry with an interactive Q&A session at the end to enable students to have their say.

During these sessions held in our state of the art lecture theatre, fashion retail experts advise and inform about a range of subjects affecting the industry with an interactive Q&A session at the end to enable students to have their say.

COURSE CRITERIA

Awarding Body: University Arts London

Age Requirement: 18+

Start date: September 2018

Course duration: One year, two days a week

Entry Criteria:  1 A-Level or the equivalent grade C or above and 5 GCSE’s grade 4/5-9 including Maths and English or 5 GCSE's A*-C grade including Maths and English, or a BTEC National Diploma or NVQ level 3, or a one year foundation diploma in Art and Design plus 5 GCSE’s grade 4/5-9 including Maths and English or 5 GCSE's A*-C grade including Maths and English. Please provide us with a NARIC Statement of Comparability, if you have any non-UK qualifications. We will not be able to process your application without this information.

Applicant Guidance:  To be retail industry aware and to have an interest in fashion, promotion and marketing.

Fees: If you are 16-18 as of 31st August in the academic year of which your course starts and are a UK resident you will be eligible for full fee remission and do not have to pay any tuition fees. Fees for this course are £4,220.  Advanced learning loans are available.

Disclaimer on fees: Tuition fees are subject to change - the fees due are effective at enrolment

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