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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

Fashion Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising


Course Code(s):  6M4508
QQI Award Code:  6M4508 Fashion Industry Practice
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is the perfect opportunity to gain insider knowledge into the world of fashion from Styling to Fashion Buying, Fashion Promotion to Business Management including Event Management and Sales.

This Course Is Designed To:
Enable participants to gain the knowledge, skills and expertise required for an exciting career in the fashion industry. Some of our past students are now enjoying careers as fashion stylists, fashion buyers and merchandisers.

 

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.

Fashion Buying & Retailing - 6N3612
Fashion Styling - 6N3608
Sales Presentation - 6N3567
Illustration Techniques & Practices - 6N3480
Design Skills - 6N3446
Team Leadership - 6N3480
Work Experience - 6N1946

 

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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.
Dressmaker   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Footwear Designer   Beauty Therapist  
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Designer/maker   Fashion Stylist  
Hairdresser   Tailor  
Wigmaker   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  

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
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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6M4508