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Autumn Sales Offer| Level 5 Endorsed by The Quality Licence Scheme| 150 CPD Point| Audio Visual Training | Exam Included

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Offer ends 19 September 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
390 hours
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365 days
No formal qualification
150 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Has a window display ever attracted your notice while you were walking by a store? Has a smell, lights or sound in a store ever triggered your emotion? If you have ever faced any of these, you know what’s behind all this magic, a visual merchandiser! Visual merchandising is the key point to any successful business, and hence one must have these skill-sets to survive in the competitive market. So enrol today to develop knowledge and skills that will drive your career forward while learning the technique to maximise customer engagement.

This Level 5 Merchandising course is endorsed by The Quality Licence Scheme and accredited by CPD & IAO (with 150 CPD points) to make your skill development and career progression related to Merchandising substantial and easier than ever!

The Merchandising course is broken down into several in-depth modules to provide you with the most convenient and rich learning experience possible. This visual merchandising course incorporates the fundamentals of merchandising, the types, theories and career aspects of a merchandiser. This visual merchandising course is designed in a way that will enhance your knowledge on areas such as product, inventory, supply chain, and price management. Moreover, the visual merchandising course enables you to plan and execute the various merchandising strategies to increase customer interactions. Similarly, throughout this visual merchandising course, you will demonstrate understanding of the essential characteristics of merchandising, which includes consumer behaviour pattern, consumer rights act, and the importance of communicating with customers using various actions. Overall, this visual merchandising course has been explicitly outlined to provide you with the comprehension that will help master visual merchandising.

What will I learn from this Visual Merchandising course?

  • An overview of merchandising theory
  • Methodologies of product management
  • Principles of merchandise management
  • How to analyse and manage inventories
  • Planning and executing merchandising strategies
  • The foundation of visual merchandising
  • Decision-making ability in pricing
  • Significance of consumer behaviour
  • The importance of communicating with customers

On top of everything, you will get a certificate that includes 150 CPD points which will help make a mark for yourself in the competitive job market. This certificate will also help you create an impression of self-reliance and dedication that will surely attract prospective employers to prioritise your job application. Enrol in this merchandising course today and open doors to enchanting career opportunities ahead.



150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD QS

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Experts created the Merchandising course to provide a rich and in-depth training experience for all students who enrol in it. Enrol in the Merchandising course right now and you'll have immediate access to all of the Merchandising course materials. Then, from any internet-enabled device, access the Merchandising course materials and learn when it's convenient for you.

Start your learning journey straight away with this Merchandising course and take a step toward a brighter future!

Why Prefer this Merchandising Course?

  • Opportunity to earn a certificate endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme and another certificate accredited by CPD & IAO after completing this Merchandising course
  • Student ID card with amazing discounts — completely for FREE! (£10 postal charges will be applicable for international delivery)
  • Standard-aligned lesson planning
  • Innovative and engaging contents and activities
  • Assessments that measure higher-level thinking and skills
  • Complete the Merchandising program in your own time, at your own pace
  • Each of our students gets full tutor support on weekdays (Monday to Friday)

****Course Curriculum****

Here is the curriculum breakdown of Merchandising course:

Module 01: Merchandising Theory

  • Merchandising: What is Merchandising?
  • Merchandising: Types of Merchandising
  • Merchandising: Factors Influencing Merchandising
  • Merchandising: Functions of a Merchandising Manager
  • Merchandising: Career as a Merchandiser
    • What Qualifications Do You Need?
    • What does It take?
    • What You'll do?
    • Career Path and Progression
  • Summary

Module 02: Product Management

  • Merchandising: Product Management
    • Aspects of Product Planning
  • Merchandising: Brand Management in Retailing
    • Principles of Brand Management
    • Types of Brands
  • Merchandising: Summary

Module 03: Merchandise Management

  • Merchandising: Merchandise Management
    • Merchandise Planning
    • Merchandise buying
    • Vendor Relations
    • Merchandise Performance
  • Merchandising: Logistics
    • Performance Goals
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Order Processing and Fulfilment
    • Transportation and Warehousing
    • Customer Transactions and Customer Service
  • Merchandising: Summary

Module 04: Inventory Management and Analysis

  • Merchandising: Inventory Management Concept
  • Merchandising: Using Inventory Analysis to Improve Business Operations
    • Benefits of Inventory Analysis
  • Merchandising: How Do You Analyse Inventory?
  • Merchandising: Key Metrics to Measure Inventory Efficiency
    • Average Inventory
    • Inventory Turnover
    • Rate of Return
    • GMROI
    • FIFO
    • LIFO
    • Example of FIFO and LIFO
    • Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
  • Merchandising: Summary

Module 05: Merchandising Strategy

  • Merchandising: Elements of Merchandising
    • Salesfloor Layout
    • Interior Signage
    • Cross Merchandising
    • The Use of Space
    • Colour
    • Lighting
    • Mass Displays
    • Interactive Technology
  • Merchandising: Merchandising Best Practices
    • Properly Merchandising Shelves
    • Staying on Top of Orders
    • Ensuring Retailer Compliance
    • Monitoring Competition
    • Collecting and Analysing Merchandising Data
  • Merchandising: Takeaways
  • Merchandising: Summary

Module 06: Visual Merchandising

  • Merchandising: What is Visual Merchandising?
  • Merchandising: Who Does Visual Merchandising?
  • Merchandising: Visual Merchandising Techniques
    • Window Displays
    • Interactive Displays
    • POP Displays
    • Minimalism
    • Rule of Three
  • Merchandising: Creating Effective Displays
    • Think Vertical
    • Keep at Eye Level
    • Fill
    • Shop and Compare
    • Signage
    • Price
  • Merchandising: Maintenance
    • Full
    • Fronted
    • Clean
    • Complete
  • Merchandising: Summary

Module 07: Merchandise Pricing

  • Merchandising: Interactive Pricing Decisions
    • Merchandise
    • Location
    • Promotion
    • Credit
    • Customer Service
    • Store Image
    • Legal Constraints
  • Merchandising: Pricing Objectives
    • Profit Oriented Objectives
    • Sales Oriented Objectives
    • Status Quo Objectives
  • Merchandising: Pricing Policies
    • Below the Market
    • At the Market
    • Above the Market
  • Merchandising: Specific Pricing Strategies
    • Customary Pricing
    • Variable Pricing
    • Flexible Pricing
    • One-Price Policy
    • Price Lining
    • Odd Pricing
    • Multiple-Unit Pricing
    • Bundle Pricing
    • Leader Pricing
  • Merchandising: Promotional Merchandising
  • Merchandising: Summary

Module 08: Importance of Consumer Behaviour

  • Merchandising: What We Mean by Consumer Behaviour
  • Merchandising: How to Interpret Consumer Behaviour for Your Own Advantage
  • Merchandising: How to Deal With Issues Related to Behaviour
  • Merchandising: The Difference That Understanding Consumer Behaviour Makes to Your Store
  • Merchandising: Summary

Module 09: Consumer Rights Act

  • Merchandising: The Key Rights Held by the Customer
  • Merchandising: What You Are Allowed to Do as a Trader
  • Merchandising: How to Handle Issues with Customers
  • Merchandising: The Legal Side and Getting Help
  • Merchandising: Summary

Module 10: The Importance of Communicating with Customers

  • Merchandising: What We Mean by Communication
  • Merchandising: How to Deal With Unhappy Customers
  • Merchandising: How to Talk to Customers
  • Merchandising: The Key Information to Provide your Customers
  • Merchandising: Summary

Assessment Process

We offer an integrated assessment framework to make the process of evaluation and accreditation for learners easier. You have to complete the assignment questions given at the end of the course and score a minimum of 60% to pass each exam. Our expert trainers will assess your assignment and give you feedback after you submit the assignment.

You will be entitled to claim a certificate endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme after you have completed all of the exams.

Show off Your New Skills With a Certification of Completion

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the Merchandising course, you can order an original hardcopy certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The certificate will be home-delivered, with a pricing scheme of —

  • 119 GBP inside the UK
  • 129 GBP (including postal fees) for international delivery

Certification Accredited by CPD & IAO

Upon finishing the Merchandising course, you will receive an accredited certification that is recognised all over the UK and also internationally. The pricing schemes are —

  • 10 GBP for Digital Certificate
  • 29 GBP for Printed Hardcopy Certificate inside the UK
  • 39 GBP for Printed Hardcopy Certificate outside the UK (international delivery)

Who is this course for?

Is This Merchandising Course Right for You?

This visual merchandising course is preferable by the independent and larger retailers who want to up-skill their teams on becoming visual merchandising experts. Besides, recent graduates or undergraduates who wish to learn a new skill or are looking to get into the visual merchandising industry are also encouraged to apply. Anyone of any academic background can enrol on this course.


The Merchandising software does not require any prior knowledge; everyone may participate! This Merchandising course is open to anyone who is interested in learning from anywhere in the world.

Every student must be over the age of 16 and have a passion for learning and literacy.

This 100% online course can be accessed from any internet-connected device, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone. This Merchandising course allows you to study at your own speed and grow a quality skillset.

Career path

Enrolling on this visual merchandising course can lead you to the following career paths:

  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Store Manager
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Retail Buyer
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Retail Merchandiser
  • Marketing Executive
  • Campaign Manager
  • Promotional Officer

And many more!

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.