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BTEC Extended Diploma: Business (Retail Pathway) at Leicester College

Course description

This course is equivalent to three A levels, and is ideal for those looking to progress on to Higher Education or further training within the retail sector. The course is made up of four mandatory units which develop your core Business skills and knowledge. The remaining units required to complete the qualification are specialist, and focus entirely upon the Retail sector ensuring that you gain a wider understanding of the world of Retail. This course is designed to advance your skills and knowledge enhancing your career prospects within the Retail sector. Through a range of learning activities and visits to retail organisations and events, you will also enhance your interpersonal skills, and develop your study skills to allow for progression to University or Higher Education courses.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C and above including English

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Future opportunities

There are a range of careers within the Retail sector which will be open to you once you have completed your studies, including Trainee Retail Manager, Supervisor, Visual Merchandiser, Human ResourcesUpon completion, you will be able to progress to further training once you have gained employment, including the Foundation Degree in Retailing or Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail Skills.

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.

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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years