Course Details

Full Course Name:
Diploma in Fashion and Retail Buying

Course Dates

Next Course Commencing:
January 2021
10 weeks one evening per week

Course Award

City Colleges Diploma

Course Fee

€995 (€1,095 in instalments)
€895 (€995 in instalments)
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Learning Outcomes

Students will have acquired an in-depth knowledge of fashion and retail buying to develop their career. The student will have gained an understanding of the fashion buying and merchandising process in full.


  • Terminology and Processes and terms involved in fashion merchandising.
  • Interaction between retailers, buyers, manufacturers and customers.
  • Influences which affect the fashion cycle.
  • Retail organisations.
  • The purpose of promotion. 
  • Market analysis for a fashion retailer.


Students must attend at least 80% of classes to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided.

If completing the course online, attendance and participation is tracked through Moodle.

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.

The Course is assessed by way of project (70%) and MCQ (30%).

Why City Colleges?

  • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
  • Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
  • City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
  • Study rooms and library in our City Centre location
  • Limited class size
  • Parking

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Diploma in Fashion and Retail Buying (Online)

Online Diploma in Fashion and Retail Buying



Diploma in Fashion and Retail Buying (Classroom)

Classroom Diploma in Fashion and Retail Buying


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM