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Retail Skills Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Brockenhurst College

Course description

This Apprenticeship is a level 3 qualification designed to be completed in the workplace.

It consists of a Level 3 NVQ Diploma which is a competence based qualification, where you will produce a portfolio of evidence to meet performance criteria and demonstrate knowledge in your chosen area. You will also complete a Technical Certificate and complete Functional Skills English and Maths.

Course content

To achieve the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Retail you must:

  • • Complete the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Retail. You must achieve a minimum of 43 credits overall, of which all must be at Level 3. The units are selected from a wide variety of Retail tasks which will be chosen to best suit your job role and responsibilities. The number of units completed will depend on the credit value of the units chosen.

Mandatory Unit:

  • 316 – Work effectively and support others in a retail organisation.
  • Complete a Level 3 Technical Certificate in Retail which consists of multiple choice tests.
  • Functional Skills Maths which consists of a written maths based task and a multiple choice test.
  • Functional Skills English, which consists of a written English based task and a multiple choice test.

Entry requirements

The course is designed for anyone working in a retail environment that has a level of responsibility or a supervisory role.


• A fully qualified assessor will visit you at work once every two/three weeks for approximately 90 minutes.
• You will receive support and guidance throughout your Apprenticeship.
• You will receive feedback on work produced.
• We will be flexible and fit in with the needs of your business and job requirements.
• Your work will be sampled on an ongoing basis by a qualified Quality Assurer.

Further information

Depending on your previous level of qualification, this course may be eligible for government funding, please contact us to discuss further.

The skills development team can assess your specific learning support needs and give specialist help for hearing or visually impaired students and those with specific leaning difficulties. There is also experienced staff that can give you information, advice or guidance and help you decide on your course and progression options. Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any type of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 February 2016

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