Fashion Buying and Merchandising Coursework


Unit Title


Fashion Retail Merchandising


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Learning outcomes to be assessed through this work


1. Critically evaluate the key functions of a merchandiser, referencing how these functions contribute towards the profitability of fashion retailing.


2. Analyse an innovative and typical trading environment in relation to the visual merchandising techniques they embrace.


3. Explain the concept of a critical path in conjunction with the United Kingdom’s fashion calendar.



Programme Title


Fashion Buying and Merchandising 1




Jamal Majid and Stuart Ailion


Integrated File Submission Date


16th December 2016


Feedback Policy

Feedback will be provided for students  in Seminar and via Moodle


Individual marking grid and feedback sheet attached to the coursework within 4 weeks of assignment submission date.


Students have the opportunity to request a personal tutorial for individual feedback.


Submission Location


Coursework Submission Box located near the faculty student hub.




Submitting work under the required word-count:

Up to10% below the word-count: No penalty.

More than 10% below the word-count: Work is capped at 40%

Submitting work over the required word-count:

0-10% of the word-count: No penalty

+ 11-30% of the word-count: 10 mark reduction

+ 31% of the word-count: Work capped at 40%

Failure to submit on time will result in an immediate fail.


Fashion Merchandising

1.      Report on key functions of a Merchandiser                   1200 words

15.  Critical Path Explanation                                  1200 words

16.  Analysis of Visual Merch/ Company variants                   600 words

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