The skills and techniques needed for assortment planning, range building and to balance range width and depth are fundamentally important. They require a deep understanding of the multiple levers which blend together to achieve optimum results. This series of comprehensive seven online modules equips you to create an option-based framework, that supports a balanced customer-focused omni-channel range.

  • £200 plus VAT
  • 5% discount if you buy 3+ courses
  • 10% discount if you buy 5+ courses
  • Contact us for large group quotes
£ 200.00 plus VAT

What you will learn

What you will learn

  • Why stores are grouped for assortment planning purposes
  • How space can be used to drive out stock and inventory requirements
  • How to determine range width and depth through option and quantity planning
  • How to create the optimum range through manipulating assortment planning levers
  • The purpose of the range sign-off meeting
What the course covers

Modules in more detail

  1. Introduction & overview – the assortment planning and range building process
  2. Space planning – how to plan, measure and use space
  3. Planning options – using sales plans to determine options and buy quantities
  4. Grouping stores – the benefits of grouping stores for assortment planning
  5. The assortment plan – how sales, space, options and quantities come together to create an assortment plan
  6. Range building – populating the range framework with actual products; considering sourcing and supplier options
  7. Sign off – how to hold an effective range sign off meeting
Who it is suitable for

Who it is suitable for

  • Entry or intermediate buying, merchandising or planning roles involved with the creation of ranges and range plans; particularly assistant levels new to this responsibility
  • Anybody wishing to refresh and validate their assortment planning skills and knowledge


  • £200 plus VAT
  • 5% discount if you buy 3+ courses
  • 10% discount if you buy 5+ courses
  • Contact us for large group quotes

At a glance...

At a glance
  • Seven online modules
  • Total learning time = 2 hours
  • Gamified self-led learning
  • Works across PC, tablet and phone
  • Currency choice: sterling, euros, dollars or rands
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Video and eLearning format
  • Digital activities, quizzes and action plans
  • Practical application of best practice
  • Full access for 6 months
  • Developed by retail B&M professionals
  • Aligns to current apprenticeship standards
  • Digital certificate on completion