This a short course that will help you to develop the skills needed to design floor plans and three-dimensional displays which will help to maximise retail sales. The purpose of visual merchandising is to engage and motivate the customer towards making a purchase. You will be given an insight into the roles and responsibilities of a visual merchandiser

Aims of the course

The course is designed to introduce you to the skills and techniques needed to become a visual merchandiser. It will be delivered through a mixture practical exercises, group discussions and lectures. We will provide you with opportunities that will allow you to explore, develop and test your creativity.

Unit Breakdown

The course includes:

Basic branding and communication

Organisational structures

Store layout and creating floor plans

Display and presentation techniques

Merchandising techniques

Target markets

Set floor structures

Merchandising and cross-merchandising in a limited space

Merchandise and strategies to promote sales

Assessment Method

You will received tutorials and will be assessed by the tutor.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course, can lead to our higher level courses.

Career Options

Work towards a career as an visual merchandiser

Entry Requirements

This is a beginner's course in Fashion Visual Merchandising you should have an interest in the area but no previous experience is needed.


You will have access to a dedicated fashion studio. However to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials / equipment for your classes:

Notebook and pen

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 10 weeks
Start Date 02/01/2018
End Date 16/03/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £595 p/ year
19-24 £595 p/ year
24+ £595 p/ year
International £595 p/ year


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