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Retail Supported Pathways into Work Level 1 at Sheffield College

Course description

This is a 1 year full time course.

About the course

This course offers you an introduction to the skills and experience required for work or further study in retailing.

The course is unit based and you will need to complete a minimum of 10 units including health and safety, security and dealing with stock. You will also learn retail skills including arranging products, promoting products and using an electronic till.

On this course you will put into practice your real-life shop skills, which are taught in the classroom, through work experience which takes place in Hillsborough College. This experience can be in the college shop and through planning and running various stalls including a weekly snack stall and seasonal stalls at Christmas, Easter etc.

You will also be expected to study Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths.

Experience of life skills such as teamwork, time management and use of leisure time will also be covered.

Key aspects of this course

  •  A great introduction to Hillsborough College
  • Small groups and plenty of support from tutors and support assistants both in class and at breaks.
  • A very practical, ‘hands-on’ course.
  • Encourages you to develop your independence skills

Staff and facilities

All tutors have extensive retail experience and have the skills to support students with a range of specific learning needs. The college has a range of resources to support students with additional support needs.

Will the course suit me?

The course is designed to meet very specific individual needs making it ideal for students who may have learning difficulties of any kind.

Qualification Title

OCR Level 1 Diploma in Retail Skills.

 

 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but those in education will be expected to complete their current learning programme. You will be asked to complete an assessment of your English and Maths skills at interview to help decide if the course is right for you.

Assessment

Putting into practice the skills you have developed in the classroom, you will undertake practical assessments for example being observed in the college shop and on various stalls serving customers or setting up stock.

Financial information

Money

At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

Students could progress into employment or an apprenticeship in the retail sector. Previous students have found work in Sainbury’s, WHSmith, Morrisons and Wilkinson’s.

 

Further information

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Thursday 25th October 2018, 4pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 21st November 2018, 4pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday 29th January 2019, 4pm - 7pm
  • Monday 4th March 2019, 4pm - 7pm

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: 15 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: HFIRE1

Venues

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    • Welcome to Hillsborough Campus

      Our Hillsborough campus in the north of the city is our creative hub with Art and Design, Photography, Fashion, and Music all based at the campus alongside more traditional courses such as A-Levels and our strong Sports base.

      The facilities at Hillsborough really have to be seen to be believed (why don’t you check out the tour!) from shiny Mac suites, which there are numerous, to sprung dance studios, a theatre and a TV studio.

      Hillsborough’s not just for those who are confident on the stage or in front of the camera, it also has a stage production workshop for set design and prop making, a wire tension grid which provides a strong, safe and virtually invisible platform for lighting changes to be made.

      Hillsborough also has a gym, a 3G sports pitch and a sports hall which is available for use for all, not just those studying Sport.

      If you need childcare, no problem! The Hillsborough campus has an Ofsted Outstanding rated nursery onsite.

      Address

      Hillsborough Campus, Livesey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2ET

      By Car

      From the M1 take Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway.

      Take a right onto Derek Dooley Way/A61 and follow the A61 for approximately 2 miles.

      When you reach a KFC restaurant on your left and Owlerton Stadium on your right, turn right onto Livesey Street. Hillsborough Campus is located approximately 300 metres down Livesey Street, on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Unfortunately the only on-site parking available at Hillsborough is for Blue Badge holders (more access information can be found here), however there is pay and display on-street parking and car parks available nearby.

      By Train

      Once you arrive at the station your best bet is to hop on a tram – the train station even has its own tram stop. See the Tram section below for more details.

      By Tram

      Pick up a blue line tram heading towards Malin Bridge and get off at Hillsborough or Hillsborough Park – both of which are around 5 minutes away.

      You can use the Supertram website to plan your journey and get up to date information about fares.

      By Bus

      There are a number of different buses that stop near Hillsborough Campus – too many to list here in fact!

      Check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for further details.

      By Bike

      Hillsborough has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.