Level 4 — Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail
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Contents — Qualification at a glance 4 Qualification overview 6 Qualification purpose Entry requirements Induction Planning the programme Personal and professional development Progression opportunities Certification 6 8 8 8 9 9 9 Assessment and moderation 10 Grading 14 Qualification structure and unit content 16 Grading Grid 42 Glossary of terms 44 Resources and support 50 Internal assessment Internal verification External moderation Synoptic assessment Grading Units 1 – 5 Grading Unit 6 Using the Grading Grid Qualification structure Unit 1 Understanding past, present and future contexts in fashion retail Unit 2 Preparation for Progression Unit 3 Fashion retail environments – merchandising Unit 4 Fashion retail – merchandising concepts Unit 5 Fashion retail – merchandising systems and skills Unit 6 Individual Negotiated Retail Project 10 11 11 12 14 14 14 17 18 22 26 30 34 38
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Qualification at a glance — Diploma in Fashion Retail Level 4 Qualification title UAL Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail Qualification number 603/3272/4 Qualification start date 01 September 2018 Approved age range 16 – 18, 19 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 600 Total Qualification Time (TQT) 1,200 Total Credits 120 Qualification Purpose The UAL Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail has been designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to progress to degree level study or employment in the fashion retail industry. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the wider context of Fashion Retail Businesses. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the of the wider context of the role of the merchandiser in evolving physical and digital contexts. This course will provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills to understand different retail environments, merchandising concepts and the specialist skills and systems used within the role. This will include: physical and digital merchandising environments, operational concepts, financial systems, supply chain management, merchandising software, data analytics and knowledge of the planning and trading processes. Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is recommended that students have a minimum of 5x GCSEs grade 4 or grade C, including English and Maths, and one A level (or equivalent Level 3 qualification), preferably in a related subject. International students are expected to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English with a recommended minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 5.0. For more information see Section 2.2 Entry requirements. 4 UAL Awarding Body
Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail Level 4 specification Qualification structure To be awarded the UAL Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail, students must Pass the following six mandatory units: Unit 1: Understanding past, present and future contexts in fashion retail Unit 2: Preparation for Progression Unit 3: Fashion retail environment - merchandising Unit 4: Fashion retail - merchandising concepts Unit 5: Fashion retail - merchandising systems and skills Unit 6: Individual Negotiated Retail Project Assessment model This qualification is assessed through: five internally assessed and internally verified units (Units 1– 5), which are subject to quality assurance by UAL Awarding Body one internally assessed and internally verified unit (Unit 6) which is graded by the centre and externally moderated by UAL Awarding Body Grading Units 1– 5 are graded Pass/Fail only. Unit 6 and is graded as Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction. Eligible for funding* It is designed to meet the funding requirements of: a 16 –19 study programme Advanced Learner Loans. Offered in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales * Centres can find full details of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding arrangements for the qualification on ‘the Hub’ Learning Aims search facility. www.arts.ac.uk/awarding 5
Qualification overview — 2.1 Qualification purpose The UAL Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail has been developed in response to an identified need for students to take qualifications in the fashion retail sector that explore the changing environment and influences on fashion retail business. This qualification puts into context the structures and functions of retail business and includes aspects of operational, financial and human resource management and organisational behaviour. It examines the wider context of the role of the merchandiser in both physical and digital contexts and how specialist merchandising concepts, skills and systems are effectively used in supply chain management and the impact of these on the planning and trading processes. It also examines the implications of a global context and the impact of technological advancements and digital technologies. The course is delivered using a range of activities to ensure students gain a practical and theoretical understanding of fashion retail business skills. As part of the course students will explore the changing environment and influences on fashion retail businesses and this will help them to understand the context, structure and functions of different fashion retail businesses from a management perspective to achieve competitiveness, efficiency and profitability. The course is also designed to provide students with an awareness of operational, financial and strategic management within a fashion retail business, and an understanding of business finance, human resource management and organisational behaviour. The qualification offers broad but in-depth knowledge and skills in preparation for work in the fashion retail sector and has been designed to balance practical and creative skills with theoretical studies. 6 UAL Awarding Body Work placement opportunities and industry-led projects are a strong element of studying this qualification and will allow students to gain a comprehensive view of fashion retail work opportunities, enabling them to enter this area of the industry. What are the aims of the qualifications? The aims of this qualification are to enable students to: 1. Develop their knowledge of fashion in relation to historic, cultural and contemporary influences and key concepts and debates pertaining to the fashion industry 2. Take responsibility for their own research, planning and time to access and action progression opportunities 3. Consolidate knowledge that has been acquired throughout the course and to develop their professional practice in implementing and realising a fashion retail project 4. Understand, adapt and safely use a range of academic and practical skills to understand how consumer behaviour influences choice and quantity of purchases in a fashion retail context and how businesses respond to increase sales 5. Explore the changing environment and influences on fashion retail businesses 6. Understand the context and overall structure and functions of a fashion retail business from a management perspective to achieve competitiveness, efficiency and profitability 7. Understand the operational and financial knowledge and skills required to manage a fashion retail business.
Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail Level 4 specification What will the qualifications cover? This qualification will cover: knowledge and skills to understand the UK and global markets. Unit 1 Understanding past, present and future contexts in fashion retail This unit will introduce students to the cultural, historical and contemporary factors that shape and influence the fashion retail industry. The unit provides an overview of key concepts, developments and debates pertaining to the retail industry from an ethical, global and social perspective. In doing so, a wide variety of ideas and themes will be analysed and discussed. The unit aims to support the development of students’ research skills, academic writing, critical and analytical skills. Unit 4 Fashion retail - merchandising concepts In this unit, students will develop an understanding of the operational concepts required for the changing role of the fashion retail merchandiser. This unit will embed a comprehensive knowledge of supply chain management and the merchandising calculations required of this role. Analysis of fashion range planning and fashion drivers will consolidate knowledge of the financial requirements and buying strategies required to become a successful fashion retail merchandiser. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the impact of the different global consumer cultures and behaviours affecting the retail industry; taking into account the rapidly changing technological advances in contemporary retail contexts and the importance of the customer in relation to this will be implicit throughout the unit. Unit 2 Preparation for Progression In this unit, students will learn to develop skills that will support appropriate progression and work opportunities. The unit is designed to identify strengths and ambitions within a specialist discipline. It will enable students to develop entrepreneurial, professional and vocational skills necessary for progression within their chosen discipline, and to identify and prepare for specific higher education or employment routes appropriate to their ambitions. The unit will enable students to demonstrate the requisite practical, intellectual and communication skills necessary for progression. Unit 3 Fashion retail environments – merchandising In this unit, students will explore the essential interaction between the merchandiser and other head office roles. Students will gain a greater insight into physical and digital merchandising environments. Students will explore merchandising for different types of fashion retail formats including: high street, brand, luxury and concessions, multichannel, Omni-channel and wholesale. This unit will enable students to develop the requisite Unit 5 Fashion retail - merchandising systems and skills In this unit, students will develop knowledge and practical competencies in merchandising software systems. Students will be introduced to retail information management systems and will develop proficiencies in system-based merchandising. Students will learn how to interpret various forms of data accurately and apply this to their own spreadsheets to understand the planning and trading process. Analysis of financial information and theoretical concepts will underpin this unit. Unit 6 Individual Negotiated Retail Project This unit will provide students with the opportunity to consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding that has been acquired during the course, to develop their professional practice in implementing and realising a fashion retail project. The www.arts.ac.uk/awarding 7
Qualification Overview choice of the individual negotiated project, subsequent research and all relevant activities will be defined by the student. Learning support should only be provided through normal tutorials and seminars. The aims and aspirations of all students, including those with special needs, should be considered, and appropriate mechanisms put in place. 2.2 Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements or age restrictions for this qualification. UAL Awarding Body recommends that students have a minimum of: 5 x GCSE grade 4 or grade C, including English and Maths, and one A level (or equivalent Level 3 qualification), preferably in a relevant subject, but this is at the discretion of the centre. International students are expected to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English with a recommended minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 5.0. While entry is at the discretion of the centre, UAL Awarding Body expects centres to recruit with integrity and on the basis of the student’s anticipated ability to successfully complete the requirements of the individual units that make up the qualification. Students are expected to be aged 18 or above to undertake this qualification. Whenever possible centres should invite applicants to attend a personal interview, which will enable the interviewer(s) to assess the applicant’s aptitude and potential to benefit from the course. 2.3 Induction Centres should provide students with an induction, which ensures that: A course handbook and any other supporting material to facilitate effective learning is provided Timetabling arrangements are clarified Academic tutorials systems are provided Learning support needs are identified and provided as appropriate 8 UAL Awarding Body Course structures and assessment requirements are explained Health and safety regulations and procedures are explained 2.4 Planning the programme UAL Awarding Body supports individualised approaches to programme design and delivery within the broader context of the qualification aims and learning outcomes. As such, the qualification has been written with the flexibility to support a wide range of delivery options. Delivery should be coherent and integrated, progressively focused upon the relationship between the development of students’ work and the choices they make. As the programme progresses, students must be able to demonstrate continuous achievement in their chosen specialist discipline of fashion retail, paralleled by an increasing ability to critically reflect on their experiences in preparation for the next stages of their professional development. Centres planning to deliver these qualifications should: Familiarise themselves with the unit specification and support material before designing a course programme, including the Centre Handbook, qualification structure, content, learning outcomes, assessment and quality assurance arrangements Be occupationally competent and have subject area knowledge. This knowledge must be to the same level or higher than the qualification being delivered Have recent and relevant industry experience in the specific area they are delivering Have credible experience of teaching and/ or providing training Undertake activities that contribute to their continuing professional development (CPD) Have access to the physical resources needed to support programme delivery and the assessment of knowledge and skills, which should be of industry standard. Where specific resources are required, these have been indicated in the unit specification.
Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail Level 4 specification Not every centre delivering the qualification will be expected to provide an identical programme, but they will be required to cover the same learning outcomes and ensure coherent sequencing (patterns of teaching, learning and assessment that are continuous, interactive and integrative), rather than a fragmented approach. 2.5 Personal and professional development The UAL Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail will provide students with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills through encouraging an ethos of personal and professional development. Specifically, the programme will allow students to demonstrate: Initiative Independent inquiry Creative thinking Project management Reflective learning Team-working Self-management Effective participation Social responsibility Technical skills Environmental awareness Ethics and sustainability Problem solving Communication Presentation Research Digital skills Literacy Numeracy 2.6 Progression opportunities Students completing the UAL Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail will have the skills and understanding needed to progress to: Employment or apprenticeships – the skills developed throughout these qualifications may support students to progress into appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or higher apprenticeships, or self-employment in the creative sector. Higher education – the qualification will support students to develop a portfolio of work, enabling them to progress to higher education courses. Students should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific higher education providers. 2.7 Certification Upon successful completion of this qualification, students will achieve the following qualification certificate: UAL Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail (603/3272/4) www.arts.ac.uk/awarding 9
Assessment and moderation — 3 Assessment and moderation Assessment is the process for measuring a student’s skills, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification. Assessment requirements: Units 1-5 will be internally assessed and internally verified against the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for those units. Unit 6 will be internally assessed, internally verified and externally moderated against the learning outcomes and Grading Grid for the unit. 3.1 Internal assessment UAL Awarding Body requires each centre to develop assignments that are fit for purpose, appropriate for the method of assessment chosen and consistent with the specification for the qualification. To help centres set appropriate assignments, UAL Awarding Body has provided the guidance below: 3.1.1 Designing the assessment Centres should develop and set their own assignments for the internally assessed units. It is essential that tutors/assessors are familiar with the indicative content, learning outcomes and Grading Grid, before designing the assignment. Where a centre is devising an assignment, they must ensure that: They are valid, reliable, fair and fit for purpose The content of the assignment is consistent with the specification They specify controls for the time, resources, supervision and collaboration of all activities The design of the assignment allows for independent work and group work to be authenticated as the individual’s own work or individual contribution 10 UAL Awarding Body They build in a sufficient level of supervision to ensure that they are able to authenticate the evidence produced by each student All assignments and projects, whether devised by the centre or the student, provide appropriate opportunities for the student to generate the evidence required to meet the learning outcomes. It is the responsibility of the centre to ensure that student-generated projects enable them to meet the learning outcomes. Centres may choose to launch assessment activities at any point during the delivery of the unit content. However, students must have a thorough understanding of the relevant unit content prior to commencing the assessment. Consequently, centres will need to ensure that they set up each assessment in an effective way, and plan carefully to ensure that all unit content is covered in a timely fashion. UAL Awarding Body must have quality oversight of all assessments to ensure that there is comparability and validity across all centres and that the assessment decisions made are fair, valid and reliable and free from bias. This is achieved through the process of external moderation, whereby trained external moderators, moderate assessment and grading decisions to ensure they are in line with the required standards. For more information on moderation, please see the External Moderation section of this specification.
Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail Level 4 specification 3.1.2 Setting the assessment Centres may choose to assess each unit through one continuous project or a series of individual assignments. In both instances, they must set the controls for the assessment including: Giving a clear time frame including setting deadlines for each individual activity and the overall assessment Suggesting appropriate resources, tools and materials and signposting where these can be found Specifying where resource controls must take place and which resources should be provided to all students Detailing requirements on the amount and type of evidence required Giving specific details on where and when direct supervision is required in the assessment Providing students with guidance on collaboration, including where and when collaboration is permitted 3.2 Internal verification Internal verification is the process of ensuring that everyone who assesses a particular qualification in a centre is assessing to the same standards. In addition, they should: Provide students with assessment guidance so that they know what they are being assessed on and what is expected of them. Provide details of where students can find additional support if they need it Schedule regular opportunities for tutor and peer review of work to date It is recognised that different centres use different approaches and terminology specific to their culture. The UAL Awarding Body Centre Handbook outlines some examples of good practice for the internal verification of qualifications. Centres must ensure their methodologies are suitably robust and meet the standards set by UAL Awarding Body. Centres must have an established internal quality assurance framework to ensure that UAL Awarding Body approval, quality assurance and contractual arrangements are met. It is the responsibility of internal verifiers to ensure that assessors’ decisions are sampled and monitored to ensure consistency and fairness, and that assessments set are appropriate and at the required level. Internal verifiers are also responsible for supporting assessors by offering advice and guidance. The internal verifier will follow the centre’s own sampling strategy in selecting the sample to be internally verified and must over time include evidence from a full range of work, student achievement and decisions made by all staff with assessment responsibility. Work for internally assessed units should be completed in the course of normal curriculum time and supervised and graded by the tutor/ assessor. Some of the work, by its very nature, may be undertaken outside the centre, such as research, portfolio building etc. As with all centre-assessed work, the tutor/assessor must be confident that work submitted for assessment is the students’ own. Students are free to revise and redraft work without tutor/ assessor involvement before submitting the work for assessment. www.arts.ac.uk/awarding 11
Assessment and moderation 3.3 External moderation External moderation is concerned solely with evaluating the validity of centres’ assessment decisions through the external moderation of internally assessed and verified work. External moderators, in addition to moderating assessments and grading decisions for externally moderated units, are required to confirm that the internal assessments for internally assessed units are rigorous and assessment decisions are fair, valid, reliable and free from bias. UAL Awarding Body’s external moderation of internal assessment is carried out at least once a year to ensure that assessments and grading decisions are in line with the required standards. For more information on the external moderation process, please see the UAL Awarding Body Centre Handbook. 3.4 Synoptic assessment Synoptic assessment is a feature of this qualifications and it requires students to use an appropriate selection of their skills, knowledge and understanding acquired through all of the units that make up the qualification, in an integrated way and to apply them to a key task or tasks. This qualification presents many opportunities for students to use their knowledge, understanding and skills in an integrated way and apply aspects they have covered in one unit, to other units they are studying. However, students are formally assessed synoptically in Unit 6: Individual Negotiated Retail Project. In Unit 6, students will be asked to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding developed in Units 1-5, to take control of their own learning and demonstrate their achievement by independently initiating, researching, completing and evaluating a project concept and realisation within their chosen professional context. To support the development of a synoptic approach, tutors are encouraged to continually reinforce links between elements of the course, so that their students view the area of study as a holistic programme of learning. 12 UAL Awarding Body
Grading — The qualification consists of six mandatory units. Students must complete Units 1 – 5 before progressing on to Unit 6. Units 1 – 5 can be awarded a grade of Pass or Fail. Unit 6 can be awarded a grade of Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction. The final grade for the UAL Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail is determined entirely by the grade achieved in Unit 6. 4.1 Grading Units 1– 5 Units 1 – 5 are internally assessed and verified by the centre. Centre Assessors must review student’s evidence against the assessment criteria in the units. Assessment criteria can be found in the unit content provided in Section 5. Students must provide evidence against all assessment criteria to Pass the unit. 4.2 Grading Unit 6 Centre Assessors must use the Grading Grid provided at the end of Section 5 to determine the overall grade for the student. Grades are given according to the highest level for which the student is judged to have met all learning outcomes. Assessors must record their justification for the grade along with the overall grade. Therefore: to achieve a Pass (P) grade, students must evidence all the learning outcomes and grading criteria to the Pass standard to achieve a Merit (M) grade, students must evidence all the learning outcomes and grading criteria to the Merit standard to achieve a Distinction (D) grade, students must evidence all the learning outcomes and grading criteria to the Distinction standard Students who cannot evidence the learning outcomes to a Pass standard will be awarded a Fail (F) grade. Referrals for Unit 6 Students who fail to meet all learning outcomes at a Pass standard will be referred and will have one opportunity to redeem their referral. Where a student has been referred, the centre must inform students of the learning outcomes that they have failed to meet and ensure that they are provided with opportunities to work towards meeting those learning outcomes within an appropriate timeframe. Referrals (R) that have been successfully redeemed will be capped at a Pass. Where possible, referrals should be redeemed before external moderation. Students who, after being referred, are still unable to meet all learning outcomes at a Pass standard will be awarded a Fail (F). 4.3 Using the Grading Grid The Grading Grid specifies the standard required by a student to achieve a Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Assessors must assess the work students submit for assessment against the relevant criterion and its descriptors to make a judgement on a student’s performance. The emphasis given to each criterion within the grid will vary depending on the Unit. UAL Awarding Body has provided indicative mapping of where each criterion relates to each learning outcome in a unit. 4.4. Awarding the final grade To achieve the UAL Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail, students must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes as detailed in this qualification specification. The final grade for the UAL Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising for Fashion Retail is determined entirely by the grade achieved in Unit 6. The final grade for this qualification is based on a structure of Fail, Pass, Merit and Distinction. 14 UAL Awarding Body
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Qualification structure and unit content — 5.1 Understanding the qualification structure and units This section provides details on the format of the unit specification: 16 Unit title The title provides a concise summary of the content of the course. Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Guided learning time represents the hours that students are being taught or instructed by – or otherwise participating in education or training under the immediate guidance or supervision of – a lecturer, supervisor, tutor or other appropriate provider of education or training. This estimate includes the hours being assessed, if the assessment takes place under the immediate guidance or supervision of a lecturer, supervisor, tutor or other appropriate provider of education or training. Total Qualification Time (TQT) Total Unit Time (TUT) Total Qualification Time (TQT) and Total Unit Time (TUT) represents an estimate of the amount of time students will be required to undertake in order to complete and demonstrate achievement of the qualification or
Retail, students must Pass the following six mandatory units: Unit 1: Understanding past, present and future contexts in fashion retail Unit 2: Preparation for Progression Unit 3: Fashion retail environment - merchandising Unit 4: Fashion retail - merchandising concepts Unit 5: Fashion retail - merchandising systems and skills
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