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Retail Skills (Sales Professionals) Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma at Chelmsford College

Course description

The UK's retail sector is vibrant and offers many opportunities for early career progression.

It covers a host of businesses from independent shops to national chains and large superstores and our Retail Apprenticeships cover a range of skills that can be used across this vast sector.

Your role will depend on your employer- you could be assisting customers on the sales floor or working in a specialist department - becoming a product or service expert. Your retail apprenticeship is transferable to all retail companies.

You will learn how to understand customer service and retail selling processes. Understand how to work effectively in a team and all aspects of Health and Safety.

At level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship you will also learn how to enhance further the skills learned above and understand the development of personal and team effectiveness in a retail environment. Within the units of this course you can choose options around visual styling and finance within the retail environment.

Entry requirements

You should be able to demonstrate English and mathematics skills to at least level 2. This will typically be identified through your existing qualifications and an initial assessment in maths and English.

Assessment

All Apprenticeship Frameworks consist of 'on' and 'off' the job training and you will receive regular supervision and mentoring from your employer. In addition, you will have regular meetings with your Work Based Tutor where you will be trained, assessed and monitored in the work place. Assessment methods will vary in accordance to the qualification. Assessment typically consits of observations, assignments, exams and other product evidence, such as photographs or digital voice recordings. Your tutor will work with you to ensure you produce a portfolio of evidence. This will be submitted to the awarding organistation when you complete your qualifications. On average you will be seen once every 3 weeks for an average duration of 2 hours. If you attend College on a day release programme, your Tutor may only visit you in the workplace every 9-12 weeks. Formal reviews of your progress take place every 9-12 weeks and this will include you, your employer and your Work Based Tutor. Your progress is reviewed regularly as it is very important and crucial to the success of your Apprenticeship. If you are required to study Functional Skills as part of your framework, you may need to attend College for specific Mathematics and English classes. In addition, you may need to attend College for work shops or master classes for some units of your qualification. All training and development takes place during contracted working hours. All Apprenticeship Frameworks consist of 'on' and 'off' the job training and you will receive regular supervision and mentoring from your employer. In addition, you will have regular meetings with your Work Based Tutor where you will be trained, assessed and monitored in the work place. Assessment methods will vary in accordance to the qualification. Assessment typically consits of observations, assignments, exams and other product evidence, such as photographs or digital voice recordings. Your tutor will work with you to ensure you produce a portfolio of evidence. This will be submitted to the awarding organistation when you complete your qualifications. On average you will be seen once every 3 weeks for an average duration of 2 hours. If you attend College on a day release programme, your Tutor may only visit you in the workplace every 9-12 weeks. Formal reviews of your progress take place every 9-12 weeks and this will include you, your employer and your Work Based Tutor. Your progress is reviewed regularly as it is very important and crucial to the success of your Apprenticeship. If you are required to study Functional Skills as part of your framework, you may need to attend College for specific Mathematics and English classes. In addition, you may need to attend College for work shops or master classes for some units of your qualification. All training and development takes place during contracted working hours.

Financial information

If you are over the age of 19 your employer will need to make a contribution to the cost of your training. This discussion will take place between the employer and the Employer Engagement Advisor. You should work with your employer to establish what uniform and tools/equipment you will need to work effectively. Your employer will typically obtain these for you but you may need or want to purchase items for yourself. With regards to your training, you will be provided with a log book for your qualification. You may wish to obtain additional text books, folders and stationery. When attending College you will be expected to cover the costs of any transport to and from College. Finally - you may also have an opportunity to attend optional trips and visits which you may need to pay for.

Future opportunities

Possible job roles:

Senior Sales Assistant

Craft Expert

Style Advisor

Possible Progression Opportunities:

Management

Higher Appreticeships

Further or Higher Education

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chelmsford College directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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