Retail Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Gloucestershire College
Retail covers a host of businesses, from market stalls and independent shops to national chains and large superstores. This apprenticeship covers a range of skills across this vast sector.
As an apprentice you could be involved in displaying stock, helping customers and undertaking stock control. Depending upon your role and employer you could be working in a specialist department and become a product expert or work behind the scenes in stock handling ensuring products are received in the correct quantities and appropriately stored.
Example job roles as a retail apprentice include: • Sales Assistant • Stockroom Assistant • Beauty Consultant • Visual Merchandiser • Fresh Food Counter Assistant
Qualifications you will gain:
There are a number of elements to an apprenticeship and this is called the framework.
The apprenticeship framework has three main strands - technical element, competence based element and skills element.
For this apprenticeship the qualifications gained will be:
- Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge
- Level 2 Certificate in Retail Skills
- Functional Skills at Level 1 in English and Mathematics.
In addition you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.
- Three GCSEs Grade A - D including English and Mathematics
- All applicants are assessed at interview to ensure correct level of study.
- Prior qualifications or experience in a relevant job will be taken into consideration.
You will be required to compile an online portfolio of evidence demonstrating you knowledge and competence and all assessments will take place in the workplace.
An Assessor will guide and support you to achieve this qualification.
Apprenticeships are open to all age groups above 16 years of age, whether you are just leaving school, seeking to start a new career or are moving into a new role with your existing employer that requires new skills.
As an apprentice you will earn a salary, whilst working alongside experienced colleagues at work and studying for your qualification.
After successful completion of this apprenticeship there is scope for progression, including progression onto the Advanced Retail Apprenticeship.
On the Advanced Apprenticeship your training will focus on gaining specific skills in your preferred speciality. You are also likely to have more responsibility.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gloucestershire College directly.