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Crumlin College of Further Education

Crumlin College of Further Education


 

Fashion Buying & Merchandising


Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This dynamic one year course aims to introduce the student to the planning, buying and selling aspects of the ready-to-wear fashion industry. Whilst the course has a strong business orientation, it also places strong emphasis on the creative process of product development; from inception & design of the range, through manufacturing to fashion marketing and promotion.

Through these diverse areas, students will develop a keen understanding of the design elements of the fashion industry but will also have a firm grasp of the key aspects of the business environment of fashion buying & merchandising. Our work experience programme offers students the opportunity to further develop their skills in this area.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Range Planning
Customer Profiling
Fashion Advertising & Promotion
Fashion Industry & Design Studies to include:
Product Mix
Fashion Forecasting
Fabric & Textiles
History of Fashion & Costume
Garment Construction & Production
Design Skills
Communications
Marketing Practice
Retail Display
The Internet
Business Administration Skills
Spreadsheet Methods

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Dressmaker  
Fashion Stylist   Designer/maker  
Fashion Technologist   Hairdresser  
Beauty Consultant   Beauty Therapist  
Footwear Designer   Funeral Director  
Tailor   Wigmaker  
Hair & Scalp specialist   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Export Manager   Call Centre Manager  
Area Sales Manager   Auctioneer  
Betting Shop Manager   Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing  
Sales Manager - Retail   Wholesaler   
Client Relations Manager   Bar Manager / Publican  
Procurement Officer / Buyer   Customer Service Representative  
Customer Support / Telesales Agent   Department Manager  
Dispensing Optician   Estate Agent  
International Sales Representative   Purchasing Manager - Retail  
Retail Manager   Store Manager   
Business Development Executive   Fundraiser  
Medical Sales Representative    Retail Merchandiser  
Consumer Scientist    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Fashion & Beauty
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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