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Fashion Buying & Merchandising

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

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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course 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 will you Study?

Range Planning
Customer Profiling
Fashion Advertising and Promotion
Fashion Industry and Design Studies to include:
Product Mix
Fashion Forecasting
Fabric and Textiles
History of Fashion and Costume
Garment Construction 5N1276
Design Skills
Communications 5N0690
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Retail Display 5N1861
The Internet 5N1611
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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BBSXX 5M2102

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Fashion & Beauty
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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