Certificate in Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management - 2 Months

Fashion Merchandising and Boutique Management Course
Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management is a relatively new course which is offered by very few institutions in India. This unique course is designed for those who are looking forward to start their own business or venture using their ability, to provide innovation to the Fashion world. This curriculum is designed specifically for ambitious students who intend to learn competitively within a short span of time. Students will attain the knowledge to launch their own brands into the emerging markets and to understand the global fashion industry. They also learn to combine their creative ability with principles of management to have a successful career in fashion field.
Key Facts
   2 months
  Certificate Course
   Online Learning
   Affordable Fees
   Female only
   No Age Limits
   SSLC / 10th
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   Why choose Waves Institute?
   Students Testimonials
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Syllabus & Course Contents

Subjects in Certificate in Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management
  • What is Merchandising
  • Identifying the Scope of Merchandising
  • Practical Aspects of Merchandising Communication
  • Functions of Merchandiser
  • Merchandising Department Organization Chart
  • Merchandising Communication
  • Merchandise Mix Management and Strategies
  • Lifestyle of a Merchandiser
  • Classification of Merchandising
  • Roles of a Merchandiser
  • Definition, Scope Prospects of Merchandise Calendar
  • Advantages of Merchandise Calendar
  • Working & Planning process as per Merchandise Calendar
Visual Merchandiser  
  • Advantages of Visual Merchandising
  • Signs, Marquees, Outdoor Display
  • Types of Window Displays
  • Importance of Lights (Primary, Secondary, Coloured and Filtered)
  • Mannequins and Dimensional Forms
  • Floor Plans & Display Types
Skill Development  
  • Interview Attending Techniques
  • Importance & Steps in Decision Making
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility of Management
Sampling and Scheduling  
  • Different Types of Samples
  • Pattern Approvals
  • Pre-production Follow Up
  • Reporting
  • Order break-up
  • CMP and TNA preparation
  • Preparation of Tech Pack Interpretation
  • Stock List Preparation
  • Advantage & Importance of TNA
  • Exercise on TNA Planning
  • What is an Estimate
  • Estimation & Aims of Estimation
  • Costing & Aims of Costing
  • Difference between Estimating and Costing
  • Types of Estimates
  • Elements of Cost / Material Cost / Labour Cost
  • Different Type of Expenses
  • Product Costing
  • Advertisement Cost
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Types of Communication
  • 7’C of Communication
  • Role of Communication
  • Types of Buyers
  • Buyer Communication
Fashion Forecasting  
  • What is Fashion Forecasting
  • Fashion Cycle
  • Identifying the scope of importance of the Fashion Industry
  • Interpret the process of Fashion Forecasting
  • Identifying major Fashion Centres
  • Types of Designers & Price Market Categories
  • Recognize current fashion trends
  • Concept of Marketing in Fashion
  • Types of Fashion Retailers
  • Identify the components of the Promotional Mix
  • Fashion Promotion / Fashion Advertising
  • Essential Promotional Mix Elements
Assignment & Project  
  • Creating a Fashion Promotion Plan

Assessment & Certification

Students are assessed based on projects, presentations, case research & analysis and final examination. All students will have to appear for the final examination conducted online at the end of the course.
S - Project / Sessional mark
E - Online Examination mark
Name of the Paper S E Total
Merchandising & Visual Merchandising 20 80 100
Sampling & Scheduling 20 80 100
Costing 20 80 100
Communication & Marketing 20 80 100
Fashion Forecasting 20 80 100
Assignment & Project 20 80 100
Grand Total 600
Candidate have to secure a minimum of 40% marks separately for both Sessional and Online Examination to obtain the certificate. On successful completion of the course, candidates will be issued a Certificate by Waves Institute of Fashion Designing.
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Career Oppourtunities 
Visual Merchandising Career
When it comes to a Fashion Brand, people tend to associate it immediately with a Fashion Designer, where as a Fashion Merchandiser plays an intergal part in getting the consumer to purchase products. The key responsibilities of a merchandiser include combining strategical insights and marketing techniques to ensure that the products will gain maximum profit. The roles of a Merchandiser includes identifying the targets and turning them into purchase with the help of Communication, Marketing, Branding and providing the consumers all the required services.
The curriculum of the Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management course is designed with an eye on the current industrial requirements. Students are encouraged towards applying their own creative skills and techniques to find solutions for the challenges they may face in the current fashion industry. This programme acts as a stepping stone to become the next successful Fashion Entrepreneur.
With the completion of the programme, students will
  • Attain knowledge in making key decisions
  • Develop management skills and leadership capabilities
  • Get an in-depth knowledge in advertising of Fashion products
  • Learn Trend Analysis & Fashion Forecasting
  • Become capable of managing a Boutique / Fashion venture
Eligibility & Learning Mode 
The minimum eligibility for Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management programme, is SSLC or Plus 2 or any equivalent qualification from a recognized Educational Board.
Classes for this programme will be conducted online on a regular basis. The advantages of this particular online programme are
  • Economical :
    If you are trying to save money, an online course is the perfect solution. You are only spending money on the things you want to learn rather than paying for classrooms, infrastructure, activities and other miscellaneous charges...
  • Location :
    Your choice of course usually gets restricted with respect to location. With online classes you can avoid staying in hostels and long journey from your home to the study center.
  • Comfort of your Home :
    For this programme, you need not worry about your dress code. You can stay comfortably in your own room and pursue the course.

About Waves Institute of Fashion Designing

Waves Institute of Fashion Designing, established in 2009, offers couple of courses to support the fashion industry, as well as aspiring and working professionals. We have 2 branches in Kozhikode, Kerala and our head office is situated in the heart of the city, near 4th gate, Calicut and another at Malaparamba, Calicut with a lushy green campus. We offer Fashion Designing (3 Years B.Voc Degree), Fashion Designing (1 Year Advanced Diploma), Fashion Designing (1 Year Diploma), Costume & Dress Designing (6 Months Certificate), Fashion Merchandising & Boutique Management (2 Months Certificate), Jewellery Designing (1 Year Diploma), Apparel Pattern Making with Computer Aided Design (CAD) (1 Week Certificate), Digitize Illustrations (1 Day Webinar), Opportunities in Fashion and Apparel Industry (1 Day Webinar) courses.
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Students Testimonials
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Mananthavady, Wayanad
Shamna A P's Testimonial'
# Creativity
Joining Fashion Designing course in Waves Institute of Fashion Designing in 2018 was the best decision I have ever taken in my life. The experience in the institute, the facilities and qualified faculty are really worth mentioning. The diploma course helped me in a far way to find my creativity. As the course starts from the basics of the subject, it helped me very much in building my career
2018-19 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Narikunni, Calicut
Binsiya K K's Testimonial'
# Dreams # Lifelong Passion
Studying Fashion Designing was my lifelong passion. So I came to the Waves Institute of Fashion Designing, a place where I gained and applied a lot of knowledge. I realized that age or limitations were not a barrier to achieve desires and I learned a lot about fabrics and clothing.
2017-18 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Westhill, Calicut
Pooja Kallada's Testimonial'
# Encouraging # Supportive
My passion for Fashion Design started when I was 13 years old. Now I'm in this field for past 5 years. Waves Institute of Fashion Designing helped me to build my career. I'm absolutely happy with the course. The class timing was perfect for me. Their method of teaching was so good and the teachers were also so encouraging and supportive. Doing my dream job was the best thing I have ever done in my life, and I am proud to say that I have worked with wonderful designers from Calicut and Banglore. Thanks to Waves Institute for helping me to build my dream career
2015-16 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Aswathiraj B's Testimonial'
# Wonderful Experience # Placements
I'm so happy to be a part of Waves Institute of Fashion Designing as it was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed my college days at WIFD and the teachers were really helpful. After the completion of the course, the placement facilities provided are very good.
2019-20 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Perambra, Kozhikode
Celine Chacko's Testimonial'
# Own Wedding Dress # Perfect
I think I should say that, for me it is before and after WIFD. Earlier, I missed completeness and perfections in my works which was later cleared by well experienced teachers at WIFD. The friendly atmosphere helped me to know the world of designing and cleared all my doubts in that. WIFD made my works, look complete and perfect. The greatest achievement was that, I made my own Wedding Dress, which everyone admired...
2017-18 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Kakkodi, Kozhikode
Sonia Babu K's Testimonial'
# Professional # Passionate
It was a really good experience with WIFD. The teachers are professional, experienced and passionate in their field, and are always there to help, encourage and inspire you. The classes are relaxed yet productive, and are structured to meet individual student needs. I would highly recommend this course for someone passionate about the industry.
2017-18 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Ann Maria Varghese's Testimonial'
# Amazing # Changed My Lifestyle
I am happy to be a part of Waves Institute of Fashion Designing. The faculty out here are amazing, very friendly and always motivate us to practice more. I strongly recommend WIFD to everyone who is serious about making career in Fashion Designing. The life at WIFD showed me a better world of fashion and changed my lifestyle. My special thanks to all the teachers and my best wishes for Waves Institute.
2019-20 batch
Waves Institute of Fashion Designing
Aluva, Cochin
Arsha Tomy's Testimonial'
# Excellent # Helpful
The one year journey with WIFD was extremely great and it was an excellent platform to learn. The teachers are extremely helpful and very friendly. I'm absolutely happy with this course. The Diploma course helped me in a far way to find my creativity. Thank you all for fulfilling my passion towards Fashion Designing. I'm proud to be a part of this Waves Institute, and I once again thank our lovely teachers, Fajna ma'am, Mothi Miss, Prakashini Miss and Arun Sir.
2019-20 batch
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