Our online Buying and Merchandising course teaches you how to plan and trade a successful fashion season, learning how each department works together to maximise sales.
Over 36 weeks, we’ll teach you how to understand consumers, spot trends and make the right strategic decisions for a successful business. You’ll explore the stages of the supply chain, from sourcing to production, and learn how items are delivered to customers both in-store and online. You’ll also discover the increasing importance of sustainability and ethical production within the fashion industry.
We’ll teach you how to analyse and understand consumer shopping behaviour and purchasing patterns. You’ll also develop your knowledge of trend forecasting, using industry databases like WGSN and Edited to support your creative decisions. We’ll also show you the essential Excel skills used by industry professionals every day - so you'll complete the course ready for an entry-level job in industry.
You'll master the techniques for selecting bestselling products and buying them in the right quantities, making sure everything arrives in stores at the right time to maximise sales and profits.