This programme leads to a City & Guilds qualification at level 1 in Practical Retail Skills. Young people will also get the chance to take a City & Guilds qualification in maths and English or a functional skills or GCSE depending on their ability and current qualifications on entry.
Learners will develop a range of business and customer care skills as well as playing an integral part in running the college shop. Developing social and personal development skills and the ability to work in teams is an important part of this course.
An emphasis will be on developing employability skills, English, communication and maths skills. There is also a range of enterprise projects to help develop the entrepreneurial skills for the retail business as well as a chance to explore other vocational areas through taster sessions that include: Childcare, motor vehicle engineering, carpentry, film and media, art, music, football, photography and drama.
Retail students will have the opportunity to undertake work experience within the college or with a carefully chosen employer.
For more details contact:
Alison Goold – Head of Supported Learning
Gareth Davies – EHCP Reviewing Manager
In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.