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Level 3 Retail Sales Professional Apprenticeship at Leeds City College

Course description

The aim of this Apprenticeship framework is to contribute to meeting the skills shortages in the retail sector and to promote the retail sector as a career of choice.

Typical Job roles could be: Senior Sales Assistant, Retail Expert or a Style Advisor (Personal Shoppers, Retail Consultant, Stylist).

Course content

In order to achieve a full Apprenticeship you must successfully complete the different parts of the framework over 18 to 24 months.

This consists of sector related industry qualifications:

Competence qualification

Level 3 Diploma in Retail Skills (Sales Professional)

Knowledge qualification

Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge

Functional Skills qualifications

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths 

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities 

+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

You will need to be in a responsible role. A rigorous recruitment and selections process is carried out to ensure that the aspiring apprentices are suited to enduring this exciting and challenging route of study. GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths would be an advantage.

However if you cannot provide evidence of this then you will be required to sit an online assessment test.


A wide range of assessment methods are used in the workplace. Evidence reflects how you have carried out the process relating to your competence.

For example: The process that you carry out could be recorded in an observation or witness testimony. Products relating to your competence could be minutes of a meeting, e mails, letters, manufacturing instructions, photos and health and safety checks.

Different forms of questioning are carried out on an on-going part of the assessment process.

Future opportunities

Search and apply online for our current vacancies

Contact us on: T: 0113 216 2337 / 0113 308 7918



Further information

Our apprenticeship routes are changing throughout the year, keep up to date online

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: 29 January 2019
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