Fashion Business SCQF Level 7

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 explores a range of key topics relating to fashion business, and will provide you with the skills needed to pursue a career in the business side of the exciting and fast-paced fashion industry.

What you will experience

You will learn essential skills required for the diverse careers available in the competitive fashion retailing industry. You will develop an awareness of market levels, branding, promotion, client profiling and fashion forecasting, and build knowledge of how to use these skills in order to make an impact in fashion ventures and maximise potential success. As well as developing creative strategies in fashion, you will also learn how to apply key business standards for business enterprise in this industry.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least one Higher course pass. Alternatively, applicants may have completed an appropriate non-advanced course demonstrating an aptitude for the subject.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course. A Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media will be considered equivalent to a subject related Higher. The additional Higher required for entry does not require to be subject related.

For those returning to education, life skills and experience in the workplace may allow entry.

English language requirements

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

What you will need

You will have to provide your own workbooks and backup storage device.

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. 


This course provides a specialist qualification to prepare for trainee employment and give a grounding for those who aspire to positions at team leader, supervisor and manager levels. Typical jobs include:

  • Retail Management
  • Visual Merchandiser

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

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

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


Places are still available on this course, commencing in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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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 Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.