Retail Apprenticeships in West Yorkshire

Retail

Retail

Introduction

Retail covers a host of businesses, from market stalls and independent shops to national chains and large superstores.

Both the Intermediate Level Apprenticeship and Advanced Level Apprenticeship cover a range of skills that can be used across this vast sector.

As an apprentice, your role will depend on your employer – you could be assisting customers on the sales floor of a high street store or handling their purchases.

Alternatively, you could be working in a specialist department and become a product expert, able to help with specific queries. An artistic flare could point you in the direction of visual merchandising, helping to create window and in-store displays. Or you could work behind the scenes in stock handling; ensuring products are received in the correct quantities and appropriately stored.

On the Advanced Level Apprenticeship, your training will focus on gaining specific skills in your preferred speciality. 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.

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Entry Requirements

Learners should be employed for 30+ hours per week in the retail environment and should be undertaking work which satisfies the criteria of the qualification.

Maths and English at GCSE A*-C, Level 2 Functional skills or Level 2 Key Skills are not required but if held, will exempt the learner from these elements of the Apprenticeship framework.

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Course Structure

The Diploma in Retail Skills includes:

  • Competency in the vocational area
  • Personal Learning and Thinking skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

The Certificate in Retail Knowledge includes:

  • Knowledge of the vocational area

If applicable, learners will also work towards:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in Maths
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Assessment Methods

Assessment for the Diploma in Retail Skills and Certificate in Retail Knowledge will take place in the work environment.

An assigned assessor will visit the learner once a month for 1-2 hours in order to assess competency and knowledge in the vocational area. 

Online tests may need to be completed if the learner is working towards Maths and English qualifications.

E-Learning will be completed to work towards Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, Employee Rights and Responsibilities and any Maths and English required.

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