Retail Skills Programme - Dubai
The objective of this course is to educate and inform you on the fashion life cycle; from “Concept to Carrier Bag”. The programme is aimed at sales associates, and is ideal if you want to develop your career in retail. It'll help you to increase your knowledge, interest and vocabulary of fashion products and increase your confidence when communicating product qualities to your customers...
Taught by: Toby Meadows, Polly Holman, Clair George.
The objective of this course is to educate and inform you on the fashion life cycle; from “Concept to Carrier Bag”. The programme is aimed at sales associates, and is ideal if you want to develop your career in retail. It'll help you to increase your knowledge, interest and vocabulary of fashion products and increase your confidence when communicating product qualities to your customers.
The course will be certified by London College of Fashion and a project will be set for assessment at the end of the programme to ensure that objectives have been met. The course consists of six modules delivered over seven months, and a commitment to all modules is required.
- Module 1 - The Essential guide to the Fashion Industry
- Module 2 - Fabrics and Product Development
- Module 3 - Buying, Merchandising and Retail Maths
- Module 4 - Styling your customers
- Module 5 - Customer Service Skills
- Module 6 - Visual Merchandising and Display
£3250 (AED 15950* *based on current exchange rate)
On completion of the programme delegates will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance from London College of Fashion, and a grade for their project and presentation.
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Toby Meadows is the international best selling author of ‘How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label’ currently translated into 9 different languages. He is the founder and Director of TNM Consultancy Ltd, a collective of fashion professionals providing creative and business services to the fashion industry, as well as a Director of the award winning London based cult womenswear designer label Belle & Bunty. For the past 15 years he has been a Visiting Lecturer at the London College of Fashion, invited to host conferences on developing a fashion label as well as writing and delivering short courses for professional development within the fashion industry both in the UK and abroad.
As well as consulting to hundreds of small to medium size fashion enterprises Toby has worked with some of the worlds largest and most recognisable fashion businesses from high street giants, Gap, Zara, Topshop to high-end designer retailers: Harrods, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood to name merely a few. He has recently been advising the Mayor of London's office with their plans for the development of an East London Fashion Cluster and currently sits on the Advisory Panel for the Centre for Fashion Enterprises in London as well as developing business support incubator programmes around the world working with the next generation of highly talented emerging designer to develop an infrastructure for their business and increase their chances of longevity.
Polly Holman has been a practicing image consultant for over 25 years and has lectured in personal fashion styling at London College of Fashion for over 10 years. A regular source for image and style for the media, her courses have global appeal, attracting students from China to Brazil. In addition, she's the managing director of an image consultancy specialising in professional presentation and communication skills. Her vast experience of the image industry has enabled her to deliver training programmes worldwide to assist people to achieve a greater level of personal success and confidence. She is a Fellow, Life member and past President of the Federation of Image Consultants. She is the co-author of the professional qualification for the Image Profession and author and manager of their Quality Assurance system.
Clair George is a consultant and freelance trainer specialising in fashion product development. With experience gained at two of the UK High Streets key retailers Marks and Spencer and BHS, Clair has a wealth of knowledge of the garment manufacturing and product development process. Her roles have encompassed investigating new technical developments in both fabric garment and components; upgrading and developing existing products; assessing new and existing suppliers; managing an international supply base; resolving development and production issues as well as maintaining quality and safety standards and training. Evaluating trends and sourcing new products and developing and upgrading existing products have also been key parts of her roles. Clair is a lecturer at London College of Fashion delivering training for the fashion industry, in particular UK retailers.
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