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Flex - Retail at First Rung Ltd

Course description

This course offers learners the opportunity to gain a NVQ Level 1 qualification in Retail. As part if First Rung’s FLEX Programme, we will assist you to find a work placement in a Retail environment where you can develop practical skills in retail and customer service and gain a significant amount of work experience. Evidence will be gathered in the workplace and you will have regular meetings with your NVQ Assessor. You will also take part in on and off the job training. First Rung can also support you with improving your Literacy, Numeracy and ICT Skills and improve your chances of finding employment through personal development and employability skills workshops.

Entry requirements

Prior qualifications are not required, however you will need a good understanding of basic Numeracy and Literacy.

Future opportunities

The course offers you a specialist work-based qualification to support a range of careers in retail or to progress onto studying for an NVQ level 2 in Retail or a related subjects such as Customer Service or Retail Operations. With further training, you could continue to develop your career by working in areas of retail such as design, manufacturing or sales. A business or management related qualification could also support your progress to other areas of retail. The course is work based which means you can earn and learn at the same time whilst developing the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across the wide range of retail industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact First Rung Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: Flexible