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Retail Advanced Level Apprenticeship at Wirral Metropolitan College

Course description

This apprenticeship is designed for applicants who are in paid employment within Retail, to achieve the theory and practical elements of the qualifications which recognise the skills they gain in the workplace.

Course content

An advanced apprenticeship in retail will allow you to develop your skills through a range of units including recruiting and developing your team, delegation and feedback, helping others to improve customer service and monitoring staffing levels.

There are many units to choose from enabling you to pick those that best fit your retail environment. All training will be work based and so a flexible approach to training is required.

By the end of your programme you will have a solid understanding of what is required to operate at a higher level in retail either in a specialised role or your first step into management.

Qualifications gained:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Retail Skills (Management) = 43credits (Competence based element)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge = 16 credits (Knowledge based element)
  • Functional Skill in Mathematics at Level 2 = 5 credits
  • Functional Skill in English at Level 2 = 5 credits
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Entry requirements

Apprentices must be in paid employment of at least 30 hours a week. Candidates who already have a qualification at Level 4 or higher are not eligible.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course.

Future opportunities

Progression to Higher Education, job promotion and increased duties and responsibilities.

Further information

The length of the programme is 12 - 18 months. Please note this is dependent on experience, capability, commitment and qualifications previously obtained.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 May 2016
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