Personal Shopper

Become a Successful Personal Shopper with Imagination with this Advanced Diploma suitable for Colour, Style and Image Consultants who are looking for advanced personal shopping training.


This is a Home Study Course written by an experienced stylist, image consultant and personal shopper. If you’ve ever asked the question “I wonder if I’m doing this right?” or if you’d like to make more money and have more repeat business from your personal shopping clients, then this course is for you. The course is designed to help you to become a successful personal shopper with a minimum of time and effort. Based around reading, practical work and assignments – plus your own personal tutor to guide you by phone or email. The course contains template documents ready for you to use in your own business, so by the end of the course your business is set up and ready to offer a First Class Personal Shopping Service.

Who is the Course for?

The course has been developed for stylists or image consultants wishing to add personal shopping into their portfolio of services or to enhance the services already provided. You will already have a good knowledge of colour and style. This is the perfect course if you want to earn more from Personal Shopping services – find out if you’re doing it right – and provide a first class service for your ideal clients.

Learning Outcomes

This course will take you through the basics of the High Street and retail. You will learn how to plan a Personal Shopping Service that people will want to pay for. You’ll have a business and a marketing plan. You’ll understand your ideal customer and have templates and a plan to follow up with them to bring in repeat business.

The Course

This is a home study course so you can work at your own pace. There are six easy-to-read modules, with practical work and assignments.  You will have your own personal tutor, who has run her own Personal Shopping business for 15 years to answer questions, by phone or email and provide impartial advice as well as feed-back on your assignments. Six appendices containing template documents to use in your business to get you up and running in no time. A FREE Bonus: Legendary Department Stores – useful information if you will be offering shopping services outside the UK.

On successful completion of the course you will receive a Diploma in Personal Shopping from Training with Imagination.

You can work at your own pace with this home study course, which can be accesses on an on-line learning platform.

This course is written in English and is designed for the UK market. Please do not try to purchase this course outside the UK as the content is not relevant.

How Much Will it Cost?

Diploma in Personal Shopping £ 155.00

Please contact Helen Kendall-Tobias for more information by email or by phone: +44 (0) 7725 576472.

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To order by phone – call + 44 (0) 7725 576472 or by email

If you have questions that have not been covered here, please call Helen at Imagination on +44 7725 57 64 72 or email Imagination  to book your course by phone or for impartial advice on whether this course is right for you.

The course is available online via distance learning, which means that you can work at your own pace. (Individual one to one training is available – please enquire) At any time during your course you are welcome to ask questions by text, email or phone. Your work will be submitted for assessment to a personal tutor.

If you are all set to start learning – you can access the course online by going to our learning platform here:

Please note that we are unable to provide a refund on our digital courses.


Here are the answers to some questions that you may have about this course:

  • Will I receive a certificate following completion of the course?
    Yes – once you have finished all the assignments to a satisfactory level you will be sent a Diploma.
  • Are there any hidden costs? Will I need any special kit or supplies to be able to complete the course?
    No – you will need a computer, laptop or tablet to access the files, but you probably already have this at home or in your business.
  • How much can I expect to earn as a Personal Shopper?
    This depends on your ideal client and where you live. In cities eg London, Paris and Milan, Personal Shoppers tend to demand higher prices. In the UK you could expect to earn at least £35 per hour in more rural areas, rising to over £500 per day in London. So you could pay back the investment in this course with just a couple of paying clients!!
  • Will I learn about Colour and Style with this course and what will suit my client?
    While elements of colour and style are included it is assumed you already have a good grounding in these subjects. It is therefore not suitable for those who have not studied these topics in some depth. The course will give you the fundamentals and advanced strategies for offering a personal shopping service, the knowledge of how to build and market your business and provide you with the essential information you will need to offer a shopping service to any age group - for both the leisure wear and business wear client, regardless of their style personality.
  • How do I find my clients?
    The course features a complete module in Marketing Your Business, you will also be expected to complete a Business and Marketing Plan as part of your studies.
  • How  long will it take to complete?
    The course is available via distance learning, which means that you can work at your own pace. As a rough guide, if you can dedicate 5 hours a week you should complete within 2 months
    This time includes reading magazines, background research, your own shopping expeditions as well as reading coursework and assignments.
  • I'd like to have some one-to-one training to make sure I can offer the best service, do you offer this?
    There is an option to spend a day with your personal tutor (at Bluewater, Kent) please see Option 2
  • What do your students say about the Course? You see what our students have to say here


Our  Guarantee and Promise to You

Personal shopping is a great full or part-time business with flexible hours, good pay and is a very rewarding service. But like many of the skills that you have already acquired, you will need time, some effort and commitment to make the most of this new information.

When you sign up for the course you will receive the course notes, support from your tutor and template documents to get you off to a flying start with your own personal shopping business, or improve on the service that you already offer. You will need to complete both the assignments (for assessment) and the practical work (not assessed) and you will have to take action to see results. Your success will depend on your commitment to the training and to building your business.

Our promise is to deliver high quality training, advice, solutions and support you as your learn.

On successful completion of the course you will receive a Diploma in Personal Shopping from Imagination. Your contact details will be added to our website, so your service will be marketed straight away.

Please call Helen at Imagination on +44 7725 57 64 72 or email Imagination  to book your course by phone or for impartial advice on whether this course is right for you.

A Last Word From Helen and Training with Imagination

"When I started my career in Colour and Style – probably the last thing on my mind was whether I would offer a Personal Shopping service for my clients. There was so much to think about with setting up a business, learning how to drape and accurately assess best colours, then female and male style courses. Not to mention studying for my Corporate Diploma. Add onto that the need to keep yourself updated each year with the new fashions and trends – there was a lot on my plate.

For a long time I dabbled on the edge. I offered the service but didn’t feel very satisfied with my offering. I wasn’t really sure I was even doing it right…and it seemed to take a lot longer than the three hours that I had booked with a client.

So if you’re anything like me you may be at the stage where you want to really offer your clients a first class successful Personal Shopping Service. BUT you need to know how to make good money at it and you need to know some of the tricks of the trade.

This is where my new Become a Professional Personal Shopper Course can help you."

If you'd like to hear what our students have to say there are Testimonial here.

How to be a Successful Personal Shopper Includes

  • 6 Easy to Read Modules
  • Practical Work and Assignments
  • Swipe Files and Template Documents
  • Bonus Files
  • Work at your own pace
  • Marketing 101
  • Personal Tutor
  • Diploma on Completion