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Business and Retail - Paths for Life and Work at City and Islington College

Course description

Would you like to work in business or retail? Does a learning difficulty or a disability make training difficult for you? This course could be your first step to a career in the retail industry.

Course content

You will learn a range of practical office skills, such using a computer to photocopying.

You will also get involved in running the A-Z stationery shop and working at College events. These offer great opportunities for building practical experience in a number of areas, including dealing with customers and taking payments.

You will also develop your reading and number skills.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required, but a willingness to move into employment is desirable.


You will be assessed through the practical and the theory work , by building a portfolio of  the work. It will then be internally assessed.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the Edexcel Entry Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Independence and Work, and the Edexcel Entry Level 3 Award in Business Administration. You will also achieve internal qualifications that recognise other skills that you develop.

Following the course, you may progress into paid or voluntary work in the retail industry. You may also choose to study another subject at Entry Level 3.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2016
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      Based in Holloway, Islington, we are a Centre of vocational excellence in Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Counselling, Public Services, Health and Social Child Care, Access to HE courses, Supported Learning including: Skillsbase, Woodwork and Furniture Making which are part of the supported learning curriculum. We offer courses from Entry level through to our level 4 and 5 foundation degrees. On these courses you will have access to the highest standards of teaching and individual support to help you achieve your ambition.