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Fashion - Buying & Range Planning for Fashion Retail — UAL Level 4 Diploma

Course information

This course has been designed to provide students with knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to a career within the fashion retail sector. The content of the course includes buying & range planning as the main focus and practical buying experience. The qualification consists of six units in a variety of business contexts. Students will understand the buyer role and how to research & analyse external factors that influence decisions for example fashion design, trend & colour forecasting and customer profiles. Students will also examine fashion merchandising planning & trading.
Students work on live project briefs during the programme which can lead to confirmed employment as a direct result.
100% of students progress to Higher Education or employment as a buyer or within fashion promotion.
The City of Liverpool College is one of only a few providers that offer this specialist qualification.


UAL Level 4 Diploma Buying & Range Planning for Fashion Retail

This course leads to...

Progression to employment as a buyer or range planner within the fashion retail environment or further courses in Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE's at Grade 4/C & Above
Full Level 3 Qualification
English & Maths GCSE at Grade 4/C or Above

Why study with us?

This programme works directly with industry. Students work on live project briefs for the industry and develop current and relevant portfolios to support career progression and employment within the sector, for example students have worked with Matalan and range planning development.
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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163708

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 4170.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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