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Visual Retail Display

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10 weeks


QQI Level 5


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Start Date

Start Date
November 2020

Visual Retail Display

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 Fashion Industry & Design 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.

The Visual Retail Display course is hands-on and practical. Have a look at the exhibition photos of what past students of the Retail Display course have done. Like them, you too will learn how to create eye-catching visual Retail Displays that inspire the consumer to want more...

If you want to create imaginative, exciting and dynamic displays then this course is for you. Explore your creative talents and learn the techniques and secrets that go into professional visual Retail Display.

You will be encouraged through the completion of suitable assignments to develop your ability to observe and realise the potential in basic elements surrounding you in your day-to-day environment. You will learn to develop a hands on approach to creating imaginative eye catching creative displays and merchandising techniques that will give you the skills to join a team such as ones that are used to create magical Christmas windows all over the world.

QQI Level 5 in Retail Visual Display (5N1861)

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

This is a part time course delivered one evening a week or as a one week intensive day course

  1. Fundamentals of Visual Display
    During this module you will learn the principles of design, basic composition inducing spatial design, modular display systems and the finished artwork presentation of mood & sample boards.
  2. In Store Display
    During this module you will learn the techniques of in –store displays including the effects of lighting, appropriate signage, store design & layout, short & long term displays & points of sale.
  3. Window Display
    During this module you will learn how to create eye-catching and innovative displays that will draw the customer into the retailer and prove the success of your window design.
  4. Seasonal Promotions
    During this module you will learn how to design imaginative presentations that will best suit the season and product you are promoting.
  5. Event Management
    You will learn how to design an event from the invitations through to the event table centerpieces.
  6. Seasonal Promotions
    You will learn to make a variety of props to suit all types of presentations.

Course price €995

Materials: €100

Easy Payment Plan

Deposit of 40% = €398

Balance in to 2 instalments of €346due 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


Portobello Institute gave me exactly what I needed in order to achieve my goal.

Megan always knew she wanted to work in the fashion industry, I grew up in a family business and my Mum was a designer specialising in wedding and occasion wear so I spent my childhood behind the counter learning the trade. Full Story.

Megan Gallagher

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