• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyUAL


This course provides an opportunity for those interested in fashion to explore, develop and test their creativity in a broad range of fashion business and retail disciplines including critical and contextual awareness, fashion production and the supply chain, fashion management and marketing, visual merchandising and communication for fashion business and retail.

Some of the activities you will participate in include planning and developing new fashion ranges, designing visual merchandising displays and promoting fashion retail activities.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Fashion Communication
  • Critical & Contextual Awareness
  • Fashion Production and the Supply Chain
  • Collaborative Fashion Retail Project

In addition English and maths will be developed and assessed.

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 2 vocational qualification and/or 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above or 2 AS Levels.

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including, written assignments, presentations, discussion, sketchbook development, mood boards and oral questioning. An individual final major project will be chosen by the student and lecturer.

You can progress onto the Extended Dimploma in Fashion Buisness and Communication, a foundation degree or directly into employment.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into further education.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Fashion Business & Communication

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Fashion Business & Communication students will be based in our specialist classrooms with a range of resources to complement their studies. They will take part in a range of projects such as fashion shows, styling models for photo shoots, taking part in charity sales and decorating window displays.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.