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Fashion Buying & Merchandising Certificate

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  • Course overview

    Fashion Buying Courses, Merchandising courses

    5 star reviews  'I really enjoyed this fashion buying and merchandising course. My teacher gave me lots of encouragement and it gave me the skills I needed to work as a fashion buyer '  Anna Dunleavy - More Reviews

    In this Fashion buying course, you will learn every aspect of the fashion buying and merchandising process from start to finish. Ideal for newcomers to fashion buying or for those with experience wishing to move into this exciting area.

    This 3 month Fashion Buying and Merchandising course is a Level 5 Minor Award 5N1445 awarded by QQI Quality & Qualifications Ireland.

    The role of a fashion buyer is one of the most sought after careers in fashion and requires a combination of skills . In this demanding role you’ll need to be constantly trend spotting, have a strong business sense and be a great communicator.  Trend forecasting and brand discovery is a key skillset of the role and decisions which mix of brands to buy and being on the lookout for new brands, designers and trends. Quantitative and analytical skills are required for budgets and processing orders and keeping track of inventory. Planning and working with merchandisers will help you plan and make the right buying decisions. Sourcing fabric and materials for brands is another key aspect of the job where you could be responsible for sourcing fabric and materials for brands. 


    This Fashion buying and Merchandising course will equip you with some of the practical skills needed. You will learn the importance of observing the latest trends, to choosing the right product line, to arranging continuity of supply for that season, to final product decision making.




    A collection of work throughout the course, assignments and developing a fashion range, that will consist of at least 10 pieces, will demonstrate your creativity and flair.  You will learn about monitoring upcoming trends and will engage in fashion trend forecasting to ensure that the season's collections match with customer expectations. 

    This Fashion buying Merchandising course is delivered by qualified and skilled industry professionals who can offer unique insights from their several years of fashion industry experience.  It takes place, only one night per week close and is offered through live online classes or from our school located next to the fashionable Grafton street in Dublin.

    Completing all assessments on this course, leads to a QQI level 5 Award in Fashion Buying & Merchandising and further opportunities to progress to a Major Award.

    Award body: QQI
    3 Fashion Assignments, Collection of Work, Portfolio, Mood Boards

    Award: Fashion Buying & Merchandising Level 5 Minor Award 5N1445  QQI Further Education and Training
    Award Body: QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

    Progression opportunities to Major Award or Ordinary Degree level 7

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    Call us Now on 014927070 to discuss course options

     


  • Modules

    1. Relationships between retailers, buyers, manufacturers and customers
    2. Characteristics, processes and terms involved in fashion merchandising
    3. Role and impact of customer profiling
    4. Range of current factors and influences which affect the fashion cycl
    5. Different types of retailing organisations
    6. Organisation charts which illustrate roles and staffing within a retail store
    7. Seasonal calendars, range plans, and financial range plans
    8. Boards with  customer profiles and/or factors which are influencing the cycle of fashion
    9. The purpose and activities of promotion 
    10. Market analysis and promotional plan for a fashion retailer
    11. Analyse the importance of visual, technical and aesthetic qualities when presenting work.

     To provide you with critical understanding of:

    • Relationships between retailers, buyers, manufacturers and customers
    • Characteristics, processes and terms involved in fashion merchandising
    • Role and impact of customer profiling
    • Range of current factors and influences which affect the fashion cycle
    • Different types of retailing organisations
    • Organisation charts which illustrate roles and staffing within a retail store
    • Seasonal calendars, range plans, and financial range plans
    • Boards with  customer profiles and/or factors which are influencing the cycle of fashion
    • The purpose and activities of promotion 
    • Market analysis and promotional plan for a fashion retailer
    • Analyse the importance of visual, technical and aesthetic qualities when presenting work
  • Fees

    Live Online Classes
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    Fees : € 880.00 
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    Classroom course
    Fees : € 980.00 
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    How do I book

    Online Booking: Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place 

    The balance of fees is due before programme commencement and can be paid by clicking here

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

    Sponsorship: Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. 

    Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.

     

Course timetable

  • Live Online Classes

    • Start: Wednesday 27th May
    • End: July 2020
    • Assigments: 3 assignments, Collection of Work, Portfolio, Mood Boards
    • Duration: 10 weeks part time ( Every Wednesday ) 18.30-21:30 Live online class
    • Level: 5
    • Places: Now Enrolling

Tutors

Carly McQuaid

Carly is creative and passionate about fashion buying and merchandising. She has over 10 years’ experience within the retail and fashion industry in Dublin and New York designing and fashion buying for Primark and purchase planning for Bulgari LVMH. She holds a BA honours degree in fashion design from Limerick School of Art and Design and a Level 6 QQI qualification in Montessori. Carly lectures with CMI on the Fashion Buying and Merchandising course. 

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