Higher Certificate in Fashion Retail


The Higher Certificate in Fashion Retail from LISOF is a ONE YEAR – FULL TIME accredited course that will give you access to a broad array of career opportunities in the fashion retail industry. This course offers you an introduction to the fundamentals of fashion retail and practice. The Higher Certificate course comprises a fixed curriculum of ten subjects thus providing you with a solid balanced foundation in all areas of the fashion industry – Commerce, Creative, Technical and Contextual.


Business Studies & Management 01 (fundamental)
Fashion Practice 01 (fundamental)
Computer Literacy & Design 01 (fundamental)
Retail Management 01 (core)
Trend Analysis 01 (core)
Consumer Buying Behaviour 01 (core)
Visual Merchandising 01 (core)
Styling 01 (core)
Sales Training 01 (core)
Textiles & Fashion 01 (core)

*Note LISOF DOES NOT offer a National Senior Certificate course!


> Minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC), or equivalent, with Higher Certificate exemption with English as first or additional language (minimum achievement: 40%)

> National Certificate Vocational (Min 40% for English)
> A qualification related to the proposed field of study achieved on NQF Level 4 OR be of mature age (23 years or older) with relevant work experience (RPL)
> Admission via recognition or prior learning (RPL): Partial Exemption of courses; credit transfer or advanced standing.
AND No need to write an assessment test!


With a LISOF qualification, you’ll be well ahead of the rest when it comes to bagging yourself that dream job! It will also provide seamless access* for successful graduates to the Diploma in Fashion or the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion courses. Our courses have been developed by leaders in fashion and retail with a view to giving you the most progressive and relevant education in the business.

*Provided that performance requirements are met and subject to CAT.


It is a fully accredited ONE YEAR FULL TIME course that will provide you with the fundamentals of fashion retail.



For the Higher Certificate Course information and Fees please call: 011 326 1698 or email:

Johannesburg Campus warren@lisof.co.za

Pretoria: cindy@lisof.co.za

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