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How to be a Personal Shopper Certificate


£21 inc VAT
Study method
3 hours · Self-paced
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
3 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately

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How to be a Personal Shopper

Having a passion for shopping and fashion, and getting paid to apply that passion, may seem like a dream too good to be true. As the fashion and retail industries develop and evolve their products and services, so too do the ways in which people shop.

Not everyone enjoys shopping and others may be unable to shop for themselves due to their age or a disability. A personal shopper uses their fashion knowledge and customer service skills to select the correct items for their customer. Being a personal shopper is no longer just for the wealthy elite, even the average person can benefit from the services a personal shopper provides.

Being a personal shopper can be a fun challenge. Perhaps you have previous retail experience and would like to apply your skills to a new role? Your experience could lead to a new business opportunity helping people feel confident in what they wear without spending more than they can afford.

During this course, you will learn what a personal shopper is and how they differ from other personal assistant jobs.

Next, you will learn about the various skills required, what the job involves, how to pick a niche, and how to build a personal shopper business.

Finally, you will learn about the benefits and common challenges that personal shoppers deal with on a day-to-day basis.


3 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


You Will Learn
  • About personal shoppers, other types of shopping assistants and related careers
  • About the types of skills needed to work as a personal shopper
  • How to pick a niche and develop your business as a personal shopper
  • About the many challenges and benefits that come with working as a personal shopper
The Benefits of Taking This Course
  • You will learn about alternative career options in the fashion and retail industries
  • You will gain a thorough knowledge of how to apply fashion, budgeting, and a passion for shopping, into a career and/or business
  • You will explore a variety of personal skills which can also be used outside of your workplace
  • You will get to help a variety of people feel better about themselves and their purchases through the use of clothing and accessories

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