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Fashion Styling, Visual Merchandising & Buying | FSVX

Course Overview

QQI Level 5 Retail Practice 5M2105

This 1 year full time course is designed to provide learners with an opportunity to gain fundamental skills and knowledge of the fashion business; with an introduction to fashion business sustainability and digital marketing.  Learners will develop skills in blogging and fashion marketing with visual merchandising which will equip them to work within the fashion retail sector or t become independent freelance fashion stylist.  Learners are also  encouraged  to create a portfolio to gain access to further their studies in related areas.


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Typical Modules

Fashion Industry and Design Studies
Fashion Buying and Merchandising
Retail Display
Retail Selling
Digital Marketing
Customer Service
Work Experience
Entry Requirements
Employment Opportunities
  • Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent.
  • Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply.
  • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements.
  • Places on the course are limited and will be allocated on the basis of a personal interview and a selection of applicant’s own work.  N.B. Applicants are advised to bring samples of their work to the interview.
  • Generally, graduates may find employment in all areas of retail such as Fashion and Costume eg Fashion Buyers, Fashion Styling, Fashion Display, Visual Merchandising Displays, Trend Forecasters, Personal Shoppers, Retail Managers, Fashion Editorial, Commercial Film and Advertising etc
  • Institutes of Technology and other Colleges in this country and abroad offer opportunities for further studies.  Please check with the individual Admission Offices of any institution you are interested in attending or visit www.cao.ie.


This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.