Sallynoggin College of Further EducationFashion Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising

Fashion Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising

South Dublin City
1 year
Further Education and PLC

Course description

QQI Level 5 Certificate in General Studies 5M3114. This Fashion Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising course equips learners with core skills that are required for a career in the fashion industry.

Course Content

Fashion Photography Appreciation

Fashion History and Design Appreciation

Styling and Trend Analysis

Market and Brand Analysis

Customer Profiling

Fashion Industry Appreciation

Work Experience

Customer Service

Photo-shoot Direction

Presentation Skills

Visual Merchandising Design

Promotion Analysis

Word Processing

Course Features

Practical projects providing opportunities for real-life team working experiences

Work experience in the fashion industry

Educational trips to exhibitions,galleries and studios

Visiting lecturers and experts from thefashion industry

Fashion photo-shoots

Wifi and Moodle

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent, LCA or relevant experience


Applicants may bring to interview samples of their work to date such as visual notebooks, projects, sketch ideas or items made. This is optional and not a requirement for the interview

Mature applicants welcome

Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirements.


Access to fully equipped IT suites

Comprehensive library of art, fashion,culture and design books, DVD’s and magazines

Complementary courses running in SCFE – Hairdressing & Hair Styling,Fashion Make-up, Photography.

Employment Opportunities

  • Fashion Retail
  • Fashion Display
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion PA

Educational Progression

Students may progress to the following level 6 course in SCFE • Fashion Industry Practice 6M4508

Below are some examples of further progression options with this QQI Level 5 award in General Studies 5M3114

• TU Dublin City Campus Visual Merchandising and Display Level 7 DT598

• TU Dublin City Campus Creative and Cultural Industries Level 8 DT597

• IADT Business Studies Entrepreneurship & Management Level 8 DL823

• IADT Visual Communication Design Level 8 DL826

• IADT Arts Management Level 8 DL822

• NCAD Visual Culture Level 8 AD215

• NCAD Fashion Design Level 8 AD211

• TU Tallaght Advertising & Marketing Communications Level 8 TA023

• TU Blanchardstown Business Level 8 BN101

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