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Retail Level 1 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like to start a career in the retail sector?

This course helps develop the essential skills of retail work. It is focused on providing practical knowledge, which will prepare you for employment in a range of roles.

Whether you are new to retail, or you have prior experience, the course develops your skills and boosts your career options. It also allows you to progress in education, with the possibility of moving onto a Level 2 course.

You will be introduced to a wide range of practical work-based skills, and will have the opportunity to be assessed for the Retail Skills qualification.

Course content

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • A series of practical sessions within a retail environment
  • Formal taught sessions in the classroom

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry qualifications are required
  • You must have motivation, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
  • Places on the programme are subject to interview


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Each retail knowledge unit will be assed via an on-line test
  • Retail skills will be assessed throughout the course, based on the ability to perform practical skills within the retail environment
  • You will build a portfolio of evidence to show your competence within the work place, whilst meeting national standards and performance indicators

Future opportunities

Completion of this course will give you a number of options in education and employment.

If you want to continue your studies further, a number of suitable options are available at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

- Retail Level 2, available at Rhyl

- Business Studies Level 2, available at:

  • Bangor
  • Dolgellau
  • Rhos-on-Sea

Alternatively, you could apply for an apprenticeship in a related area, or progress into a range of employment contexts.

Career opportunities
  • Buyer
  • Logistics Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Executive


Further information

Programme code: 0701A01B

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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