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Fashion — Level 3 Applied General Diploma

Course information

Interested in a career in fashion? The world of fashion is exciting and dynamic with a broad range of career opportunities.

This innovative course covers a wide spectrum of related studies including:-
• Visual language
• Material techniques and processes
• Ideas and concepts
• Communication
• Contextual research
• Planning and problem solving

Year 1: The course consists of a number of exciting assignment briefs to include working on live project briefs, which are internally assessed. The final assignment is a controlled externally assessed project graded by the awarding body.

Year 2: This year consists of a number of assignment briefs developed within your chosen area of fashion which is externally assessed and externally moderated.

This course involves educational visits and previous visits have included London Fashion Week, The Clothes Show Live, Victoria & Albert Fashion Museum and the Royal Armouries Museum. Student work is showcased each year in the end of year Fashion Show.


Students will achieve:
UAL Level 3 Applied General Diploma Fashion (Year 1)
UAL Level 3 Applied General Extended Diploma Fashion (Year 2)

This course leads to...

Employment within the fashion and clothing industry as a fashion designer, illustrator, stylist, pattern cutter, garment technologist, fashion buyer, fashion retail manager or supervisor, small business owner, visual merchandiser, production manager.

This qualification will help gain entry onto one of the higher education courses such as, Foundation Degree, BA in Fashion, Design and Textile related studies, and other degree programmes in Higher Education. Many of our students progress to degree courses at London College of Fashion, UCLAN, Manchester Metropolitan University, LJMU, Leeds College of Art etc.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE qualifications at grade 4/C or a full level 2 Qualification at Merit grade or above. Please note that you must have achieved English and/or Maths at Grade 4/C or above in order to be accepted on this course.

Why study with us?

This is the only programme offering UAL Level 3 Fashion in the City. The course has excellent progression to prestigious universities for students to study Fashion.
Students participate in educational visits and live project briefs throughout the academic year. They develop a professional portfolio preparing them for progression to a higher level of study. All students exhibit their work at an end of year fashion how within the city centre attended by family, friends the awarding body and employers.
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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163585

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 5421.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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