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Retail

About the Industry

Are you a friendly and approachable person? Do you like talking to all sorts of different people? To be successful in retail you must be able to communicate well and build relationships with other people, both in business and customer service. You must be reasonably comfortable working with numbers, and be confident in your decision-making. A career in retail can be rewarding, versatile and challenging. There are lots of opportunities for progression in retail, and you will gain lots of transferable skills.


This course is available at multiple levels. 

 

Essentials

Duration: Various Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Location: Chaffron Way Campus Fees: If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information.

What will I do?

You will learn customer service and transferable retail skills by working in our student run shop, Inclusively Yours. You will learn how to handle money by taking payments and registering them. You will learn how to stock take, making sure the shop is presentable and attractive to potential customers. You will explore and present enterprise ideas, as the student shop is run by students, for students. You will also go on regular trips to find and purchase ingredients and products, learning how business and buying works. There is also the possibility for excursions to places such as Cadbury World. 

What's next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you could progress onto a relevant Level 1 qualification. If you wish to move on to a Level 1 qualification within the main College, but feel you are not quite ready to take the plunge, you could first enrol on to the New Horizons course, which is designed to help you adjust to College life, what will be expected of you academically and the change of social situation.

Is it for me?

If you are aged between 16-24 years old, have special educational needs or require a supported learning environment and have an interest in working in the retail industry, this course would be perfect for you.

What about entry requirements?

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