Turn your passion for fashion into a successful lifelong career with a recognised award that is specific to the business of fashion. The programmes offered in Portobello Institute’s Business of Fashion department are creative, unique and individual and have been specifically designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed for your chosen career in the fashion industry. Our courses prepare graduates to undertake a variety of roles within the fashion industry by introducing subjects from the worlds of fashion, business and retailing which are customized to the needs of the fashion industry.

We believe that real life learning opportunities, which allow you to learn outside of the classroom, are invaluable in preparing you for employment. Each year we organise a number of guest lectures who provide a great insight into their role in the industry. We also arrange a number of field trips to fashion events both in Ireland and overseas which enhance your opportunity to gain further relevant and practical experience.

‘I get such a buzz when I see the expression of wonderment and delight on the students faces when we arrive at a London or Milan fashion Trade Show. Even though I bring the students every year it never gets old.’ – Anne Marie Mc Auley, Fashion Department Programme Manager

We are passionate about helping you achieve your personal best and offer you one to one support throughout your learning journey. Our programme management and tutoring team within the Business of Fashion department have been carefully selected to provide you with the benefit of their industry knowledge and experience. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals and have been successfully preparing our business of fashion students towards interviews and employment during the last number of years. Many of the leading fashion buying and merchandising departments participate and recruit directly from Portobello as a result of their involvement on our work placement and internship programmes. These practical placement elements support you to develop both your skills and confidence and are key to gaining employment in the fashion industry. Our graduates have found it is this first-hand experience and insight into the fashion industry that gave them the advantage when preparing for interview and subsequent roles after graduation.

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Fashion Management – Year 2

This full-time QQI Level 6 Major Award in Fashion Management is designed to enhance your fashion and business skills to fast-track progression up the career ladder in the business environment of the global fashion industry.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
4th October 2021
Full Time

Fashion Buying & Merchandising – Year 1

This full-time QQI Level 5 Major Award in Fashion Buying and Merchandising gives you the opportunity to qualify and work as a fashion buyer or merchandiser.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
11th October 2021
Part Time

Fashion Buying & Merchandising – 3 Module Booking Package (FEB 21)

This part time course in Fashion Buying and Merchandising covers three essential modules that will give you the opportunity to begin your career as a fashion buyer or merchandiser.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
17th February 2021
Part Time

Fashion Industry & Design (Feb 21)

This part time course in Fashion Industry and Design is delivered one evening a week and covers the principles and practices underpinning the Fashion Industry and Fashion Design to enable you to work autonomously and with direction within the fashion industry design and or fashion retail sectors.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
17th February 2021
Part Time

Fashion Buying & Merchandising – 1 Module (May 21)

This part time course in Fashion Buying and Merchandising is delivered one evening a week and covers the principles of Fashion as a business. Upon completion you can progress to another single module or the full time award.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
5th May 2021