Retail Supported Pathways into Work Level 1 at Sheffield College
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.
OCR Level 1 Diploma in Retail Skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
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.
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.