This course will enable individuals to identify, select and pursue their career opportunities in the fashion and retail industry. This practical course aims to give participants a solid understanding of the key elements of buying and how buying and merchandising work together to ensure business success.





Course Description

The course factors in a combination of industry exposure, practical activities, lectures, individual and group presentations.

Taught in small groups, the course allows close interaction with the mentors. Individuals also discuss their personal objectives on the course to get professional guidance on post study plans.

The course is taught in the evenings to allow working professionals & students to attend.

The FAD team also offers on-going post study support, answering all business & fashion related queries. We provide professional advice regarding website development & business marketing, helping to create excellent visibility for your business or mentor you for growth in the fast growing retail fashion industry.

What will you learn?

Topics Covered: Introduction to Fashion Buying Seasonal Calendars Trend Analysis Range Planning Sourcing Margin & Mark-up Product Development Promotions & Markdowns Buying Strategy


Certificate in Fashion Buying ( 1 Week ) The course is approved & certified by Knowledge & Human Development Authority ( KHDA ) Dubai.

Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for Individuals exploring careers in Fashion Buying. The introductory course is intended for those working in the Retail Sector, those considering a career in Fashion Buying or those keen to understand Buying for their own business.

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course, individuals can explore careers in​ Fashion Retail within the Buying Team.

Further individuals with independent businesses can utilize what they learn for their enterprises.

How to Enrol

Click the "Apply Now" button to proceed to payment. If you require additional information about the course, kindly fill the online enquiry form to receive further details. Your seat will only be confirmed on payment of fees via bank transfer or online through a credit / debit card. Fees will be refunded in full if the course is cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances.


Q) Where are the tutors from? What is their background in relevance to the course?
A) FAD works with an extensive list of industry experts with diverse national backgrounds and in-depth knowledge of their fields. We focus on the ability and experience of the tutor to deliver industry-level education and engagement with students throughout the course.
Q) Do I require any materials to attend the course and do I need to make any preparations prior to joining the course?
A) Course specific material list will be emailed to enrolled students prior to the start date of the course. You are required to come to class with your personal laptop or tablet, a notebook and a pen depending on your preference. No prior preparation is required before joining the course. Q) Does FAD offer internships?
A) Through our fast growing list of international, regional and local partnerships with major
players within the fashion industry, FAD provides ample opportunities for students to take up part-time job placements and internship opportunities. While we do not guarantee internships, we will provide as many opportunities tailored to your specific needs and expose students to industry networks. We have many successful internship stories both during the course and as an alumni. Q) How many hours is the course?
A) Credit hours: 21 Q) Where is FAD Dubai located? And can I use public transportation to reach Campus?
A) FAD Dubai is conveniently located in Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) and is 5 minutes away from popular locations such as Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, JBR and TECOM. FAD located in walking distance from Knowledge Village Tram Station and Internet City Metro Station. Q) What are the campus operating hours? The campus is open for students from 10 am - 9pm on weekdays. The student relations team is always on hand to support and provide assistance whenever required. Q) Who can get a student Visa? What is the duration?
A) FAD sponsors students with a 1 year student visa for everyone who takes a course with the minimum length of 2 months. A fee of AED 4500 will be added if you apply for an out of country visa and a fee of AED 6000 will be added if you apply for an in country visa. Q) Accomodation in Dubai
A) The FAD student relations team supports both local and international students with finding the right accommodation for their budget and preferences. FAD does not provide any on-campus or off-campus accommodation, however you can check out www.dubizzle.com for areas close to campus (e.g. Dubai Marina, Barsha Heights, JLT, the Palm) to get a better understanding of the most current rental rates in Dubai. Q) Does FAD offer any alumni Scholarship and/or referral program?
A) Yes, please contact us at admissions@faddubai.com to hear more about alumni scholarships. If you are a current student or alumni and refer to a new student who registers for a course with a minimum length of 2 months, you will receive AED 500. Q) Can I study overseas after this course?
A) Yes, we have partnerships with various fashion schools in Europe. When studying at FAD we will guide you and help you with your future goals.