Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: REAAA071BCF0
Course Level: Level 2
If you are interested in exploring the potential of a career in fashion retail, this one-year course is for you. Retail Fashion at level 2 can give you access to work experience with well-known retailers and an insight into the way retailers work.
As part of the course, you will undertake lots of practical activities and specialisms, including personal shopping and style advice, window installations and buying and merchandising. Once you have completed this course you will have gained an overview of the sector, explored the industry and be fully aware of career pathways in this fast paced industry.
During the programme, you will develop your knowledge in:
- Personal shopping and styling
- The evolution of the fashion retail market
- Fashion retail selling skills
- The fashion retail business
- Customer service
- Buying and merchandising
- Visual merchandising
- Promotional activities
- Working in a fashion retail store
- Customer payment
- Progression in fashion retail
The practical elements of this course will be delivered in the college Retail Academy classroom and the other half of the programme involves assignments and portfolio building.
You will also be undertaking a 1-day-a-week work experience placement whilst on the course, giving you the opportunity to ply your skills learnt at the Academy on the shop floor of a real local retail business.
Diploma in Retail Level 2 ABC
Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods. You are expected to produce a portfolio of evidence for each unit. Assessment will include presentations, practical activities, planning, creating and implementing of window displays, discussions and assignments. You will also complete an element of work experience through work placements.
Places are offered by an interview and a screening test.
4 Grade D/3's or above one of which must be English, a successful Interview and suitable references.
A minimum of 90% attendance is needed to complete the course however 100% is expected, Optional trips (e.g. Fashion Museum etc), Talks and demonstrations by external employers.
There will be a nominal charge for trips and visits.
On completion of this course you can progress onto a level 3 diploma and specialise in your chosen area.
You can also progress into a career in the retail sector such as personal shopper, shop floor manager or visual merchandiser.
Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB, Tel: 0121 678 7000, Minicom: 0121 628 7005, Email: email@example.com, Internet: www.solihull.ac.uk
Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds