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Fashion Retail Level 2 Diploma at Hertford Regional College

Course description

The potential job roles for those working towards this qualification are: Fashion Buyer, Visual Merchandiser, Stock Controller, Management position in Fashion Retail outlet. The course is 1 year in length. You will learn customer service, brand awareness, retail Design, fashion Display.

Course content

What will I be doing on the course? 

How to design retail fashion displays, which will include drawing skills. You will also learn business skills associated with the retail sector. Your course will include a work experience placement with a fashion retailer.

Entry requirements

  • 136 GCSE points including a minimum GCSE English Language grade D and a minimum GCSE Mathematics grade D
  • Or a L1 Vocational Diploma at Merit level and Functional Skills English and Maths qualifications or GCE English Language and Maths qualifications at grade D
  • Evidence of interest and ability in art and design


You will be assessed each through practical assignments. The final term’s assessment will be in the form of a self -chosen project, which is externally assessed.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto a L3 course in Display and Visual Merchandising where you may choose to focus or you can progress directly to an apprenticeship or employment.

Further information

You will continue to work towards achieving GCSE English and Maths
You will receive group and individual tutorial support
You will undertake independent learning and study
You will undertake work experience, work on commissions from employers and have the opportunity to go on a variety of trips and visits.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hertford Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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