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Certificate

FASHION BUYING

ONE WEEK

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LEVEL : CERTIFICATE  

DURATION : 1 WEEK

START DATE : SEPTEMBER 2021 

COURSE MODULES


Introduction to Fashion Buying The basic understanding of buying The role of the buyer Responsibilities of the buyer within the retail organization and the key skills required. Day-to-day tasks are described for all levels of buying within a variety of fashion retail businesses and sectors. Role of the merchandiser Key responsibilities of the merchandiser and allocator within the retail organization, key skills required, and objectives of the role Seasonal Calendars Selecting the assortment for a season, constants, variable and seasonal calculations. Trend Analysis Trend analysis is examined to establish how buyers know what to buy. Range Planning An exploration of the creative aspects of range planning required to create a balanced and commercial range. A practical task is set to bring range planning processes to life. Sourcing Examines strategic sourcing. PESTLE analysis, current issues affecting sourcing. Margin & Mark-up Calculating a selling price, margin principles, mark-ups, hidden costs and margin improvement. Product Development Includes discussion of the buying cycles, buying trips, competitor analysis, critical path management, buyers packs, quality control and lead times. Promotions & Markdowns Planning and forecasting markdowns, calculating a markdown and estimating the effectiveness of a markdown. Buying Strategy Tools for making effective buying decisions and driving sales.




STUDY OVERSEAS


Students have opportunities to pursue advanced level courses across Europe & the FAD Dubai Campus. Students are assisted on the formalities including the visas by our team. Students are assisted on the admissions, visas, pre & post departure formalities through the overseas education department at FAD. For further details contact the admissions department at FAD.




ONGOING INTERNSHIPS


Students receive ongoing opportunities to intern with industry on live projects and enagements. FAD enjoys unparalleled industry support both through independent professionals and organizations and works on various industry initiatives through the year. Internships & placements are regularly posted on the FAD Students Union exclusive to our students on the course.




COURSE OVERVIEW


This course will enable individuals to identify, select and pursue their career opportunities in the retail industry. This practical course aims to give participants a solid understanding of the key elements of buying and how buying and merchandising work together to ensure business success. The course factors in a combination of industry exposure, practical activities, lectures, individual and group presentations. Taught in small groups, the course allows close interaction with the mentors. Individuals also discuss their personal objectives on the course to get professional guidance on post study plans. The course is taught in the evenings to allow working professionals & students to attend. The FAD team also offers on-going post study support, answering all business & fashion related queries. We provide professional advice regarding website development & business marketing, helping to create excellent visibility for your business or mentor you for growth in the fast growing retail fashion industry.





ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


This course is ideal for individuals exploring careers in fashion buying. The introductory programme is intended for those working in the retail sector, those considering a career in fashion buying or those keen to understand buying for their own business.




QUALIFICATION HONORED


Certificate in Fashion Buying by FAD Institute of Luxury Fashion & Style




CAREER PROGRESSION


On successful completion of the course, individuals can explore careers in​ Fashion Retail within the Buying Team. Further individuals with independent businesses can utilize what they learn for their enterprises. ​





INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY PROGRESSION

Students in the past have progressed on to the following Universities for higher education, term transfers & top up years. 

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