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Approx 3 months


QQI Level 5


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Start Date
October 2020

Fashion Industry & Design

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at or call him on 01-8920035. 

Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies through online learning or to get started for those just commencing their learning journey.  

This short part-time course is part of our popular Fashion Buying & Merchandising course. Once complete you can choose to progress onto the Fashion Buying Module or the Visual Retail Display module.  All modules together make up the complete Fashion Buying & Merchandising course which sets the foundations for a successful career in either Fashion Buying or Merchandising within the fast paced retail sector.

In this module you will learn the skills essential to becoming a fashion buyer, not only will you learn to understand the buying cycle we will also look at the fashion forecasts for the coming year, covering the shows in London and New York and analysing the trends that emerge from them. You will also develop your ability to design and plan a range of clothes. This course is a wonderful opportunity to satisfy an interest in fashion or to take the first steps necessary to having a career in fashion.


QQI Level 5 in Fashion Industry and Design (5N3845)

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

One evening a week for 10 weeks or as a one week intensive day course

Buying Cycle and Fashion Calendar
Design Development
Fashion Forecast
Range Planning
Garment Sourcing


Course price is €995

Easy Payment Plan

Deposit of 40% = €398

Balance in to 2 instalments of €346 due 10th of the month after the course starts.  Payments can be made by credit/debit card, electronic fund transfer or in person to our offices.

Instalment fee  payable - €95 spread across 2 instalment payments, included in figures detailed above. Total Repayable - €1090.

Read our Terms of Enrolment here for more information about payment arrangements


Interning at both Arnott's and Primark helped Seana to understand which type of buying was for her.

Our tutor Annemarie went above and beyond to help us achieve our goals - sending on job specs, helping you prep for interviews and general career advice. Full story

Seana Woods

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