VM Central offers a certificate programme for VM practitioners in the wholesale and retail environment consisting of three 4-day modules. Module topics include the role and history of VM, basic VM principles, fashion workshops and styling techniques, and in-store visual merchandising (including wall and window display). The programme is nine to 12 months and includes workplace activities that help determine participants’ readiness for final assessment.

The VM Central Certificate Programme is accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Upon completion of the programme students will be ready for different visual merchandising roles in stores — with an increased likelihood of progressing quickly along their career path.

Retail companies can apply or ask for exact course details by contacting VM Central.

The skills programme is designed for corporate companies who wants to upskill their visual merchandisers. The skills programme is, unfortunately, not available currently to individuals outside the wholesale and retail environment.