Turn your passion for fashion into a successful 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 specifically designed to prepare you for the job you want in the business of fashion industry.

‘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.

If you are interested in our Business of Fashion qualifications, please contact our expert admissions advisor, Sarah Coyne at [email protected], call 01 892 0028 or book a one-to-one consultation call at a time that suits you here.

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Fashion Buying & Visual Display – Booking Package

This course offers you the opportunity to study the two QQI level 5 minor awards for Fashion Buying & Merchandising and Visual Retail Display. This learning option is delivered with interactive webinars throughout, and is an excellent foundation to explore the business of fashion.

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BA (Hons) Fashion Buying & Merchandising

This BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising degree awarded by London Metropolitan University qualifies you to work within the business environment of the global fashion industry, launching your career as a fashion buyer and merchandiser.

Blended Learning
In-person Weekdays

BA (Hons) Fashion Management

This BA (Hons) Fashion Management degree awarded by London Metropolitan University 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.

New start dates are TBC. To register interest please contact us.

Online with live lectures

Postgraduate Cert Fashion Buying & Merchandising

This course offers you a Postgraduate Certificate in Fashion Buying & Merchandising. This PGC will provide you with the relevant focus on garment production and global sourcing together with strategic management for buying and fashion retailing preparing you for senior positions in the business environment of the global fashion industry.

 

The next start for this course is TBC, to register your interest in the course please contact [email protected], call 01 892 0028 or book a one-to-one consultation call at a time that suits you here.

Online with live lectures

Fashion Buying & Merchandising – QQI Level 5

We cover the principles of fashion buying and merchandising and this course is ideally suited to those seeking an introduction to the business world of fashion. This online blended learning option is delivered over 10 weeks with a combination of online interactive webinars and self-directed learning.

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Visual Retail Display – QQI Level 5

This Visual Merchandising and Retail Display short course will develop your understanding of the key concepts in visual merchandising. Delivered over 10 weeks, this practical course will help you build the skills needed to create a portfolio for visual retail display.

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"At Portobello the tutors genuinely care about the students and they want to see them succeed afterwards."

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"I loved the course content and all the tutors were extremely helpful."

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Georgia Hall – Online Fashion Learning Success From Portobello to New Zealand Georgia Hall – Online Fashion Learning Success From Portobello to New Zealand
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"Anne Marie knows what it takes to become a buyer and has amazing contacts to help you get your foot into certain buying offices"

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