Fashion Business SCQF Level 8

Providing you with the skills needed to pursue a career in the business side of the exciting and fast-paced fashion industry.


Why take this course?

This course will allow you to explore the fundamentals of working in the fashion industry whilst building the skills and knowledge required to progress to further study or employment. You will learn to appreciate the diverse levels of the industry, from High Street fashion to Couture and independent designers. As well as focusing on the creative aspects, the course will also help to enhance your understanding of trends, communication, budgeting and costing - providing you with a varied and impressive skill set for the future. 

Please note that this course is still to be validated by SQA. Prospective applicants should check the website for updates.

What you will experience

You will cover a wide range of subjects from fashion merchandising, forecasting and planning to marketing, branding, public relations and events management.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have (at least) one or more of the following or equivalent qualifications: a minimum of two Higher passes at grade C or above; successful completion of an HNC qualification; an appropriate NC qualification at SCQF Level 5 or 6; appropriate groupings of National Units; or an SVQ/NVQ at Level 3 in a related subject.

Different combinations of relevant National, Vocational or equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies may also be acceptable, and those with relevant work experience in fashion retail or a related industry may also be considered.

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

At University

Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress to university level study. 


For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.


Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2017
2 Years
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Information & Booking Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

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