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Do you have a passion for the fashion industry or the retail sector? If you are a good communicator who thrives in a fast-paced environment this could be the perfect course for you!

At Middlesbrough College, you will have access to a range of mannequins and resources to complement your studies. Not only that, a range of live projects will also provide you with the skills and knowledge to kick start your future in the fashion industry. 


In retail there are an estimated 286,000 UK businesses selling a wide range of products, creating employment for thousands of people in a range of jobs.

Career Progression Routes

Upon completion of one of our Fashion Retail courses, you could pursue a career in:

Fashion Designer | Styling| Fashion Buying | Visual Merchandising | Fashion Promotion | Sales | Retail Management | Textile Design





House of Fraser

River Island

London College of Fashion



  1. Middlesbrough College has excellent employer partnerships with fashion retailers ranging from national employers such as M&S, to small local boutiques
  2. All previous fashion business and retail students who have progressed to university have been successful in securing a place
  3. Students gain a real taste of what life is like working in the industry by regularly partaking in live projects. This includes everything from charity sales and fashion shows to styling models for photo shoots
  4. Completing a wide variety of work, which, depending on their course will range from sketchbooks and written projects, to presentations and a final major project, students will complete their studies with an impressive portfolio
  5. The course is a fantastic starting point for a career within the fashion and retail industry
Harriet Todd Fashion Middlesbrough College
My tutors had excellent links with industry and universities and the course was the perfect stepping stone to my degree
fashion and retail middlesbrough college

98% of our Fashion Business and Retail students felt they had developed the skills needed to get a job in the future