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Fashion Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising

QQI Level 5 Certificate in General Studies 5M3114

Duration: One Year Full-Time - September to May

Coordinator: Deirdre Fitzgerald

This Fashion Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising course equips learners with core skills that are required for a career in the fashion industry. An appreciation of fashion product, design and fashion history lead to an understanding of range development and the processes required to market and promote fashion businesses. A variety of individual and team-working projects are also offered, providing many opportunities to develop the confidence and skills required to progress to the Level 6 Advanced Fashion Industry Practice Certificate. Learners can also develop work suitable for portfolio preparation required for third level colleges application.   Employment Opportunities
  • Fashion Retail
  • Fashion Display
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion PA

Ravers – Styled by Fashion Buying, Styling & Visual Merchandising, 2021.

Photographed by Johnny Savage

In the PInk –Styled by Fashion Buying, Styling & Visual Merchandising, 2020

Photographed by Johnny Savage

Heathers - Styled by Fashion Buying, Styling & Visual Merchandising, 2019

Photographed by Johnny Savage

PopArt Photoshoot 2016, Styled by Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising

Photographed by Johnny Savage

SCFE 2019 Fashion SlowShow

Find out why they chose to study

Fashion Industry Courses at SCFE

FASHION BUYING, STYLING AND VISUAL MERCHANDISING
Completing the Fashion Industry Practice course has shown employers that I am passionate and driven about my work in the fashion industry. Evana O’Connor

Education Progression

Below are some examples of progression options with this QQI Level 5 award in General Studies 5M3114
TU Dublin City Centre Visual Merchandising and Display* Level 7 TU795
TU Dublin City Centre Creative Industries and Visual Culture Level 8 TU978
TU Dublin City Centre Design – Visual Communication* Level 8 TU973
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Digital Marketing Level 7 TU781
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Digital Marketing Level 8 TU920
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Business (Options) Level 7 TU772
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Business (Options) Level 8 TU902
TU Dublin Tallaght Digital Marketing Level 7 TU782
TU Dublin Tallaght Digital Marketing Level 8 TU921
TU Dublin Tallaght Business (Options) Level 7 TU787
TU Dublin Tallaght Business (Options) Level 8 TU932
TU Dublin Tallaght Advertising & Marketing Comm. Level 7 TU780
TU Dublin Tallaght Advertising & Marketing Comm. Level 8 TU919
IADT Business -Applied Entrepreneurship Level 7 DL701
IADT Business Management Level 8 DL823
IADT Graphic Design*# Level 8 DL826
IADT Design for Film*# (Costume Design) Level 8 DL845
IADT Arts Management Level 8 DL822
IADT Digital Marketing Level 8 DL840
IADT Photography & Visual Media*# Level 8 DL833
NCAD Visual Culture Level 8 AD215
NCAD Fashion Design* Level 8 AD211
NCAD Textiles/ Surface Design/ Jewellery /Objects * Level 8 AD103
UCD Humanities (Creative & Cultural Indust.) Level 8 DN530
UCD Arts Level 8 DN520
UCD Business and Law Level 8 DN610
Dundalk IT Event Management Level 7 DK752
Atlantic TU Fashion with Promotion* Level 7 LY447
Atlantic TU Design (Common Entry)* Level 8 LY408
Atlantic TU Business with Entrepreneurship Level 7 GA176
Atlantic TU Business with Entrepreneurship Level 8 GA186
TU South Business Studies Event Management Level 7 LC327
TU South Business Studies Event Management G Level 8 LC294
South East TU Retail Management Level 7 WD184
South East TU Design- Visual Communication Level 8 WD137
South East TU Business Level 7 WD159
South East TU Business (Options) Level 8 WD048
South East TU Visual Communications and Design Level 7 CW047
South East TU Visual Communications and Design Level 8 CW088
Munster TU Event Management G Level 8 MT940
Private Colleges (Fees Payable)
Dublin Business School Marketing (Event Management) Level 8 DB517
Griffith College Graphic Communication Design* Level 8 GC462
*Portfolio Assessment or Audition # Portfolio Assessment / Audition / Project Day G Garda Vetting Required

For a more detailed list of progression options please www.cao.ie

1980s Photoshoot 2015, Styled by Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising.

Photographed by Johnny Savage

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change