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Fashion Buying and Merchandising: Buying Techniques, Short Course

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Through the use of up-to-date case studies, lectures and workshops this fashion buying course will explore the more complex aspects of the 'fashion buyer' function.The projects you'll be asked to undertake involve mathematical formulae therefore it's essential you have an understanding of maths to GCSE level C or equivalent.This course is one of the second in the series of our 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising' short courses. Once you've completed this course you might consider moving onto 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Merchandising Techniques' or 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Advanced'.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 days
    • Duration description

      2 days/ 2 weeks/ 5 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The role of the 'fashion buyer'
  • Preparation pre planning
  • Understanding your customer
  • Identifying demand
  • Sales analysis
  • Understanding product lifecycles
  • Pricing
  • Profit and margin control
  • Emerging Markets
  • The impact of new technology
  • Supply chain and distribution

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements


Intermediate. You should have completed the beginners level course or have equivalent experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    325 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 325 GBP per year and a duration of 2 days.
  • National

    325 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 325 GBP per year and a duration of 2 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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