SCQF Level 5
Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Course Overview

This course is designed to give you the essential knowledge and skills which will enable you to start your journey in the interesting areas of both fashion and retailing.  Linking with the London Fashion Retail Academy, this is for people who enjoy being creative and working across many different areas of fashion and retail, looking at trends, using the power of brands and marketing to see just what stimulates people to buy what they do and when they buy it!  Looking at colours and seasons, seeing how visual communication and merchandising can make or break a business.

What You Will Learn
  • Working in Retail
  • Fashion Retailing 
  • Retail Fashion Industry 
  • Branding and Marketing 
  • Digitial Retailing
  • Planning and Implementing a Retail Event 
  • Maintaining, Storing and Replenishing Stock 
  • Retailing: Satisfying Customer Needs 
Placement Information
  • There is am element of work placement embedded within this course 
Entry Requirements
  • A group of Nat 4's or equivalent one of which should be English.
  • If you do not meet this criteria but have relevant work experience we welcome your application.
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELT's 5.5 or equivalent
How the course is assessed

 The course is assessed on an ongoing basis through the following methods -

  • Open book assessments
  • Closed book assessments
  • Portfolios
  • Projects
  • Practical observations
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to meet one of the team to discuss the course in more detail. 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • This course offers progression primarily to HNC Retail; however, it does open doors to other level 6 and HN courses within the college.
Career Opportunities

This first-line qualification and will give you a firm grounding in the essential skills for working at Sales Advisor level in any retail environment and although there is an emphasis on fashion, all areas of retail are touched on by the course thereby expanding your options in retail.  We also aim to give you the skills to look towards advancing in your career to supervisor and beyond. 

Number Of Days Per Week
  • The course is delivered over three days 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 21/01/2022
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Fashion Retail Academy
Our Campuses

​​Edinburgh College is spread out over 4 campuses​​ and is one of the largest​ colleges in Scotland.​​

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