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Level 3 Fashion Studio Assistant: Product Development & Product Pathway

Supporting designers to create new materials, styles, colours and patterns for fashion brands and labels….

A Fashion Studio Assistant is a key position in the designer industry, working with the team that creates a collection. This apprenticeship will introduce candidates to the designer fashion industry, with experience gained in both the product and commercial sides of a brand. In a large company, this role would be more focussed on the studio, but in a smaller company this role may also be involved in many other areas of the business.

Busy, challenging, and exciting, the apprenticeship will encompass a wide variety of tasks, and will give a broad education in the reality of day-to-day life in a designer business. The apprenticeship starts in the heart of a designer business: The Studio, to learn about how a collection is created. It will then lead to 12 months in a more focussed area of the business: Product development or Production, Sales and Operations, or Fashion Marketing and Communications. In order to go on to many roles in this diverse industry, a foundation in understanding how a collection is created, marketed and sold is invaluable.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

Whether you’re looking for your first role, or have some experience but want to top up your skills and competencies, then this course is for you. If you’re searching for a role, take a look at our vacancies.



The apprenticeship will typically take 18 months to complete.


Where a business administrator has not already achieved Level 2 English and Maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.


This apprenticeship standard is at Level 3

Learning Resources

We also have access to some amazing Industry resources that will enhance your understanding of how Industry use databases to support decisions. Some of our resources include;

Career progression

This apprenticeship will deliver specific skills that will ultimately contribute to all levels of a fashion business, developing leaders and teams to work alongside our design talent, as well as making Britain the best place to incubate a new business from initial excitement to commercial sustainability.