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Retail Management Advanced Apprenticeship at Derby College

Course description

With the advanced apprenticeship students can take their skills and experience to the next level. They will gain a greater expertise, knowledge and understanding of retail management. For individuals who have first line management responsibilities in a retail environment. They will benefit from the advanced skills taught on this course. They will learn how to manage teams, deliver services more effectively, helping their organisation to improve its efficiency and implement change.

Course content

  • QCF Diploma in Retail Management  Level 3
  • Certificate in Retail Knowledge Level 3
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

You will be required to undertake an initial assessment before enrolling on to the course. You will need to be working in a role that allows you to make managerial and operational decisions within the organisation.


You will be assessed in the work place by an assessor who is assigned to you. A variety of assessment styles will be used including written questions, work books, observations and professional discussion, work products and witness testimony. In addition you will receive individual advice, support and guidance from your assigned assessor who will visit and review your progress every 12 weeks.

Future opportunities

Further Study
Students can broaden their skills further still by progressing to a Foundation Degree in Retail Leadership and Management. Derby college staff will be happy to advise.

It will provide you with an ideal grounding for management in the retail sector.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2016

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