Diploma in luxury retail is passport to £81bn industry

With over 450,000 jobs supported by the industry, Morley’s UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Luxury Retail could be your passport to a sector that’s enjoying 11% growth annually.

A booming sector

Luxury in the Making, a report by Walpole – the official sector body for UK luxury – has found that the country’s luxury sector contributes £81bn to the country’s economy.

Click here to download a copy of the report, whose headlines include:

  • The sector is worth £81bn-a-year to the UK economy
  • It supports over 450,000 jobs across the country, 219,000 directly and 235,000 indirectly
  • Nearly 70% of what it manufactures in the UK is exported – £55bn a year.
  • The sector has the potential to grow to £125bn by 2028, with the right support.

Upskilling for luxury success

Morley’s UAL Level 2 Diploma in Fashion Business and Retail – delivered at the Chelsea Centre for Creative Industries – is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the dynamic world of luxury retail.

Portrait of Christine Mhando
Christine Mhando, Programme Area Manager for Fashion, Chelsea Centre for Creative Industries

“The Walpole report makes the case that the luxury sector is full of opportunity,” said Christine Mhando, Programme Area Manager for Fashion at the Chelsea Centre for Creative Industries.

“This course grew out of conversations with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), who have extensive industry links with luxury retailers in the local area, all of whom are looking for employees with the right skills to progress within the sector. We wanted students to get the right kind of training and the right kind of education to make that happen, and this course is the result.”

The course offers a comprehensive understanding of luxury brands, consumer behaviour, retail management, and the unique challenges faced by the luxury retail sector.

Incorporating assessments and projects that reflect the skills and knowledge expected in the industry, the Diploma is an ideal launchpad for a career in luxury retail.

Areas of study include:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of luxury retail.
  • Analysing and predicting consumer behaviour.
  • Curating and displaying luxury products.
  • Optimising retail store operations.
  • Driving sales and fostering client relationships.
  • Executing effective retail marketing.
  • Promoting ethics and sustainability.
  • Presentation skills.

Click on this link to find out more, or join us at our Open Day in Chelsea on Saturday 27 April to find out more in person: click here to book your place.