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Fashion Buying and Merchandising (Online Short Course), Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 49 days
Who decides what we are wearing next season? How do the products arrive in stores? Why are some retailers successful and others are not? This is all down to the fashion buyers and merchandisers, the main drivers of any retail business and very influential decision-makers.
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This fashion buying course covers the key elements of 'Fashion buying and merchandising 1 and 2'. This online course will give you a unique insight into industry practices, through real case studies and practical projects.Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. You will participate in the live classes each week and you will undertake weekly assignments to be completed in your own time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 49 days
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The role of the fashion buyer
  • Major fashion retail brands
  • Roles and responsibilities of retail fashion buyers and merchandisers
  • Trade fairs, ready-to-wear and couture shows
  • Trend prediction and seasons
  • Fabric and styling terminology
  • Numeracy and competitor shopping skills
  • Fashion supply chains

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
  • Please book as early as possible. This will allow us enough time to provide you with login for the online short course learning software.
  • When making your booking do not tick the 'If you DO NOT hold a UK/EU/EEA passport click here' box as this is only relevant for classroom courses. If we send you an email telling you to present your passport to us, please ignore this email, as it does not apply to you.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 49 days.
  • National

    250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 49 days.
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