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Retail Apprenticeship Level 2 at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

Course description

Covering the knowledge and skills required to work within the retail industry, the level 2 Apprenticeship is suitable for a new entrant into this sector and will give a good base for further knowledge and growth into any retail career.

Course content

There are a range of mandatory and optional units for the competence element which will be chosen in conjunction with the assessor, employer and apprentice. These will be directly relevant to the job role of the apprentice and assessed through a portfolio of evidence. Throughout the knowledge element, there will be mandatory units leading to a short online or written assessment for each unit.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualifica- tion, although excellent interpersonal and commu- nication skills and an interest in the Retail sector are essential in this area.


The Apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months to complete. Apprentices are required to complete their training within the workplace, where an assessor will visit them and support their progress through on-site assessment. An element of college attendance may be required which will be discussed with the assessor on induction.

Future opportunities

On completion of the level 2 and with the correct level of employer support, learners can progess to a Management qualification such as the Level 3 ILM Award in Leadership and Management. Retail level 3 is available for those with sufficient experience.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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