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Fashion Buying and Merchandising: Merchandising Techniques, Short Course

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The merchandiser or planner within a fashion retailer, is responsible for getting products in the right store, at the right time and in the right quantities.This requires working closely with the buying teams, so they can accurately forecast sales, manage budgets, plan stock levels and monitor performance.This course will also be suitable for those who have already started in the role, but want to understand best practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • The role of the 'fashion merchandiser'
  • Preparation pre planning
  • SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) preparation
  • Research Methods
  • Identifying demand
  • Creating Budgets
  • Applying Budgets
  • Sales analysis
  • Planning, stock control & stock turn
  • Detailed profitability
  • KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
  • WSSI (Weekly Stock & Sales Intake)
  • OTB (Open to Buy)
  • Allocating & Stock replenishment
  • Profit & margin control
  • Supply chain & 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.

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General Requirements

  • As a guideline for students whose first language is not English, you should have an IELTS (or equivalent) of 4.5 for practical courses and 6.0 for lecture courses.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    375 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 375 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 3 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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