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Apprenticeship in Retail Skills at Trafford College

Course description

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Retail SkillsCity and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Retail SkillsLevel 1 Functional Skills MathsLevel 1 Functional Skills EnglishRetail Skills can help you develop your career in the retail industry. There are lots of options to choose from - whether you want to find your first job as a shop assistant or show you've got the skills for a specialist role, perhaps in visual merchandising. the qualification is for anyone interested in working in retail. You might be totally new to retail, or a more experienced worker, supervisor or manager. To be eligible for the qualification you will need to be working in the retail industry.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade D or above in Maths and English, or equivalent, successful interview and completion of initial assessments.


Assessment is continuous, with candidates undertaking practical work and producing written evidence to meet the requirements of the Certificate. Candidates will produce a portfolio which will be internally and externally verified.Examining/Validating Body - City & Guilds

Future opportunities

What can I do next?Successful candidates can progress on to Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail Skills. The qualification will support their progression in the Retail environment.

Further information

Contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 May 2016
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