Retail Skills

What qualification will I achieve?

The main qualification is the Level 2 Certificate in Retail Skills

How will this qualificaiton delivered?

Like most of our qualifications this programme is delivered completely in the work-place. Visits will generally be on a monthly basis and you need to plan for around a day a month worth of training time. This doesn't have to be a whole day in one go and it isn't all 'off the tools'.

Who is this qualificaiton aimed at?

This qualification is aimed at traditional retail roles such as Sales Assistant and Stock Room Assistant.

Where can I find more information on the sector?

The Sector Skills Council for this qualification is People 1st. You can find more information all about them and the sector at www.people1st.co.uk

Is this part of an apprenticeship framework?

Yes. You will also complete a knowledge qualification - Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge and you will be required to complete Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English, unless you have an exemption.

What will it cost me?

We are quite good at finding funding streams for most situations which means we can deliver most of our products at a reduced rate or even for no cash investment, in some instances. Get in touch to find out what we can do based on your circumstances.

What could this qualificaiton lead to?

We would suggest progressing onto a generic qualification in Team Leading, Management or Customer Services.

Employers Information

What will it cost me?

We have funding for both currently employed staff and new recruits (apprentices). The total value of the training you will receive is in excess of £5,000, in most cases you are required to make a small employer contribution but this cash investment is a fraction of the value, we know employers contribute much more than just money.

How will I choose the right person?

We offer a free of charge recruitment service to ensure you get the right person – worth approximately £2,500 and the vast majority of our apprentices carry on working with their employers after the programme finishes.

Employer benefits.

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How much should I pay an apprentice?

The National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice is £3.30* per hour, you can pay more if you would like to.

*Subject to changes in government policy

Will they get a qualification?

Yes, in most cases learners will work towards a suite of qualifications related to their chosen vocation. 85% of our learners successfully complete all elements of their Framework.

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Why work with us?

You won’t find many other training organisations with our hands-on approach and who can deliver work-based qualifications in almost any part of the country and with such a wide range of Facilities Management Training. We’re passionate about helping organisations and individuals achieve their goals, better themselves and improve their working lives. That’s what gets us out of bed in the morning!

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