Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Advanced Certificate in Fashion Buying, Styling and Visual Merchandising 6M4508

This course is the perfect opportunity to gain insider knowledge into the world of fashion from Styling to Fashion Buying, Fashion Promotion to Business Management including Event Management and Sales.


Enable participants to gain the knowledge, skills and expertise required for an exciting career in the fashion industry. Some of our past students are now enjoying careers as fashion stylists, fashion buyers and merchandisers. Past GTI Fashion students have progressed to many degree courses including: BA Visual Merchandising and Display at DIT, BA design for Stage and Screen at IADT, BB event Management with PR at GMIT, BA Hons Creative Direction for Fashion at London College of Fashion, BA Hons Fashion Management RGU Aberdeen. Trend forecasting and history of fashion will offer the student the professional knowledge to judge the next fashion trends before they hit the shops, giving participants the fashion edge so desired in the business. GTI Fashion students also learn to design & construct retail displays as well as unusual, exciting garments. Students plan, prepare and participate in the annual GTI Fashion Showcase (fashion show and exhibition), a great example of GTI's projects for applied learning.

  • A relevant QQI Level 5 Award or equivalent
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature Applicants welcome
  • Pre-entry guidance meeting
Course Content
  • Fashion Buying & Retailing 6N3612

  • Fashion Styling 6N3608

  • Sales Presentation 6N3567

  • Illustration Techniques & Practices 6N3480

  • Design Skills 6N3446

  • Team Leadership 6N1948

  • Work Experience 6N1946

Optional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.

  • Advanced Certificate in Fashion Industry Practice QQI Level 6 Award 6M4508

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

  • We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

  • Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.

  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

European Placements

Students may have the opportunity to travel abroad on work placement as part of the Erasmus+ programme.


Fashion Styling, Fashion Buying, Fashion Promotion, Event Management, Retail Display & Merchandising.


Student Contribution: €175

Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.


This is a full-time,one-year course and runs from September-May

Adult Education

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

Please note

GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

Student Testimonial: Linda Conway

The fashion course I took at GTI was the making of my fashion career as I followed this path once I left GTI. It prepared me well in terms of styling, business ventures and fashion blogs. I cannot recommend this course highly enough as it so specialised in its career focus of fashion. The teachers are very helpful and encourage you too follow your fashion dreams which is exactly what I did.