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Retail (Sales Professional) - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (EDI) at Blackpool and The Fylde College

Course description

Retail covers a host of businesses, from market stalls and independent shops to national chains and large superstores. The Advanced Level Apprenticeship covers a range of skills that can be used across this vast sector. On the Advanced Level Apprenticeship, your training will focus on gaining specific skills in your preferred specialty. You will handle more responsibility and gain important management skills. From organising displays to learning the crucial aspects of management, the skills gained from the Retail Apprenticeship are transferable to all retail companies. With a young workforce, the UK’s retail sector is vibrant and offers many opportunities for early career progression. Elements covered: Being a team leader Financial services and controls Improving retail operation Maintaining and improving customer relations Merchandise handling and display Staff recruitment and planning Storage and stock control in retail.

Entry requirements

To apply for the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail there are no entry restrictions as retailers employ individuals from all abilities, albeit apprentices will have normally successfully completed the level 2 qualification, Employers are looking for applicants who have a keen interest in providing high levels of customer service and can be flexible with their skills. You will be invited to attend an Interview with the related Curriculum area to give advice and guidance about the job role and qualification. You will be required to undertake initial assessments in maths and English. To be an apprentice you need to be working a minimum of 30 hours per week in the related occupation of your chosen apprenticeship. Our Skills & Business team can support you with this and we often have a good selection of employers looking to recruit an apprentice.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackpool and The Fylde College directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2015
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