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PGC Fashion Management

PGC Fashion Management is a course run by Portobello Institute, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of 2 academic semesters. For more information about PGC Fashion Management at Portobello Institute, please review the details below.

Course Details

This Postgraduate Certificate in Fashion Management is recognised as an advanced level of study. Designed to enhance your fashion and business skills to advance to more senior positions in the business environment of the global fashion industry.



This Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) Fashion Management programme builds on the skills and knowledge you acquired at undergraduate level. Those working on the business side of the fashion industry are at the forefront to innovate and deliver practices at an operational, tactical and strategic management level. There is continuous demand, that organisations innovate for growth to maximise market share – this is the work of the management teams that work in the fast-paced world of the business of fashion.

Deepen your knowledge of the business of fashion

This dynamic and relevant programme will appeal to those interested in deepening their knowledge and expertise in the business of fashion. You will advance your knowledge, understanding and professional practice through engagement with current research and thinking of strategic management.

Flexible study with extensive learning resources

This Post Graduate Certificate is designed to offer a level 9 qualification in fashion management for those coming from a broad spectrum of degree programmes, such as business management, accountancy, commerce etc. The delivery mode is a flexible study option for those seeking to fit learning around work and family. There is access to extensive learning resources and support materials through our virtual learning environment that enables students to choose the time and place most suited for them to study. Assignments are practical and work-based and highly relevant to enhancing your strategic management skills.

Learn from Industry Experts

Cultivating strategic and innovative thinking is a core theme and the programme is taught from this perspective. Tutors are experienced industry leaders, ensuring the relevance of the content to management in the fashion industry. Graduates can immediately implement their learning and make a positive impact to the success of their working environment. This PGC programme will benefit your personal development as well as your professional career putting you in a strong position for career progression in this sector.

Develop as a manager

The programme focuses on your development as a management professional at all levels. The content and specialised online learning approach is designed to provide a rich, stimulating, and individualised learning experience.  This post-graduate programme aims to facilitate an exploration and understanding of the concepts, issues in the context of the global business of fashion.

  • Career focused qualifications – our courses lead to awards that offer you the opportunity to immediately advance your career.
  • Individualised support – we fit your learning model with support available when you need it throughout your learning journey.
  • Industry expert tutors – our tutors are all experienced in the field of the business of fashion connecting research and theory with practice throughout their lectures.
  • Condensed scheduling – we value your time by ensuring your timetable is optimised for delivery, helping you maintain a work/life/study balance.
  • Flexible delivery – we deliver theory sessions online whilst also recording the session simultaneously offering you a choice of when and how you learn.
  • Affordable payment options – all our courses offer you the option to choose an easy payment plan supporting you to spread the cost out over your learning journey.

Designed and delivered by Fashion Industry experts

This Postgraduate Certificate Fashion Management has been designed by ourexperienced education management and tutoring team in consultation with leading retailers. This programme offers you the opportunity to advance your skills and progress to the next level in the business environment of the global fashion industry. It is a comprehensive course preparing graduates to undertake a variety of roles within the world of fashion, business and retailing.

Why should I study this course?

This course has been specifically designed for delivery by online learning with live interactive webinar sessions. It is very suited to you if you have a busy work and home life and want to fit study around this. The integrated  programme webinars are designed to give you the connection between theory and practice. You will have the opportunity to attend online interactive webinars as they happen or to catch up later via the recorded session.

Build your professional network

Gaining employment in the business side of the fashion industry is the objective from this course and it is important students have the opportunity to gain practical experience and build a network of contacts within the sector. Portobello Institute has an established network of connections with many of the main fashion buying and merchandising departments within some of Ireland’s largest retailers.

One to one tutor support when you need it

There is one to one expert tutor support available to you during your learning journey. You can upload your assessments and your expert support tutor will give you feedback on whether you are on the right track. Online learning allows you to study at your time with support available when you need it.

Who will recognise my qualification?

Post Graduate Certificate in Fashion Management is awarded by London Metropolitan University (London Met). This is mapped as a Level 9 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

You will be registered as postgraduate student of London Metropolitan University and will receive a student card confirming their student status.

Qualifications Frameworks in Ireland and the UK

The Irish and UK qualifications authorities have collaborated on initiatives that promote the transparency, recognition and mobility of qualifications between our respective jurisdictions. The qualifications authorities in the UK and Ireland have agreed the qualifications frameworks in operation, Brexit will not impact this agreement.

This PGC programme in Fashion Management is designed to encourage interaction and contribution from students, expert tutors and senior leaders. This methodology will enhance your skillset to include an understanding of a proactive approach and strategic thinking needed to advance your career as a manager of the business of fashion.

You will further develop skills such as critically analysing and problem solving in the context of innovation and strategic decision making. Practical industry insights and presentations ensure that you will relate theory to real-life work scenarios.

Course Structure

This course is delivered over 2 semesters with supported webinars held once per month. These are recorded so you can catch up later if you are unable to attend the live session.  This programme consists of four core modules. You will complete two modules in each semester.

Each module has 2 *  half day webinars designed to support the student to complete the modules scheduled for that semester. Webinars are generally held on a Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Attendance at webinars is recommended for an optimal learning experience and achievement. Webinars are delivered with the purpose of introducing the module lecturer, setting out the learning outcomes, content, the assessment strategy and expectations for skills/knowledge development.

All of the course material is held on an online learning portal which is an easy to use online platform specifically designed for online learning programmes. During the induction, students will be introduced to the platform with practical demonstration of how to use the portal and access lessons quickly and easily. To complete this course, students must have a basic knowledge of using a computer and searching the internet for research purposes.

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Training ProviderPortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Awarding Body DetailsPostgraduate Cert Fashion Management awarded by London Metropolitan University
Course Duration2 academic semesters
Course TimeDelivered via Blended learning.
Course Fee3995
Entry RequirementsEntry is by direct application to Portobello Institute. There are entry criteria available to students with differing qualifications/experience levels and these are detailed below. This programme is intended for applicants with a primary degree preferably but not limited to business, accountancy, commerce, fashion design, retail management – or a related discipline. A lower second-class honours degree or international equivalent is required. Applicants with substantial relevant work experience will also be considered – see below. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
Carear PathReal Life Learning Opportunities Field Trips Portobello Institute organises trips each year to the following major fashion events in the annual calendar; Fashion City, Dublin Pure in London Moda in Birmingham Pret-a-Porter, Milan, Italy Who’s Next, Paris These are usually one day return trips and are booked with minimal cost for students. They are not included in the fees and are optional. Guest Lecturers Once off guest lectures are organised throughout the calendar year to give students an opportunity to gain insight into either a particular brand, the career of an established and successful professional in the fashion industry or an upcoming trend in fashion. These lecturers vary year to year but are always an interesting experience for our students. How will I be assessed? SMART assessments – we use a range of assessments for each module designed to support a broad range of learning styles, giving you the opportunity to excel. The primary aim of the varying assessment styles is to support you to demonstrate your knowledge of theory and practical as a result of a range of assessments. All of these assessment methods are seeking to support you to combine theory with scenario-based learning and how to practically implement these methods into your everyday practice. Students may apply for entry to the PGC Fashion Management using experience gained in the workplace in place of prior educational qualifications if they meet the eligibility criteria. Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis with practical knowledge a key criterion for entry via this route.
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