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Fashion Retail

Course Description

This programme will appeal to anyone with a keen interest in fashion and retail.  You will learn how the fashion industry works and the additional vital skills of marketing and selling.  If you meet the minimum requirements, you may register online to secure your place on this programme.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Customer Service
  • Digital Marketing
  • Fashion Buying and Merchandising
  • Marketing Practice
  • Retail Display
  • Retail Selling
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience
    *Modules may be subject to change

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you may be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment.  It allows students to create links with employers.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may progress to a variety of third level programmes in Institute of Technologies and Universities. This course will provide an ideal start for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a retail fashion advisor, visual/fashion merchandiser, fashion stylist, assistant buyer etc.

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Retail Practice (5M2105)


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