Certificate in Retail Knowledge (RQF) Level 3 Course 6 Lessons only
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Certificate in Retail Knowledge (RQF) Level 3
Working in retail can be fast-paced, challenging, but also highly rewarding.
If you’re already are working in a retail environment then the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Retail knowledge RQF Qualification (600/2140/8) is aimed at benefitting you. The Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge can further develop knowledge and understanding of the Retail sector.
If you thrive in a dynamic environment, then retail may just be the career path for you to do well in. The retail industry is a significant contributor to the UK economy and there is an increasing demand for more retail professionals, with higher level skills.
Retail is more than just being on the shop floor with customers. It involves a variety of duties and activities, including customer service, IT, marketing, sales and health and safety.
Recruiters in the retail sector want candidates with:
- excellent 'people' skills
- commitment to customer service
- ability to work under pressure
- confidence, drive and enthusiasm
Many retail departments, such as merchandising and buying, often work very closely together. Therefore, there is the opportunity to develop a varied range of skills in many disciplines. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with people on a daily basis.
What will you study on this retail knowledge distance learning course?
On this retail training course, you’ll gain a more in-depth understanding of the following:
- customer service in the retail industry
- health and safety in a retail environment
- understand legislation relating to selling
- process of improving store operations
What courses can I progress onto on completion of the Certificate in Retail Knowledge RQF Level 3 course?
Learners can go on to study further in areas such as:
- Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail
What are my future employment possibilities?
Retail outlets and organisations can often include manufacturing, operations, merchandising and buying departments. This means that there are plenty of opportunities and scope for progression and development. Retail can offer lots of flexibility and also enable you to work hours to suit your commitments and lifestyle.
You could choose to specialise within a specific area that you have a particular fondness for such as: fashion, books, jewellery, music, sport, online, an optician's, or supermarket retailing.
This retail qualification is designed to provide you with the knowledge required for entry into a more senior position. This could be a Supervisor/Management role or progression into a more Specialist Retail role such as Visual Merchandiser or Sales Professional.
Am I required to do a placement?
This is a knowledge based distance learning course. No previous sales or marketing experience is needed and it doesn’t t require you to have a placement. However, any work practical experience would be an advantage to you.
Great news! If you study this course you have the option to either fund the course yourself privately, or we are able to offer you the course funded using a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan. Please click the “fees tab” for more information on how you can fund your course.
Yes, there is Government funding available for doing this course...
You can choose to fund this course privately, yourself, or you could get a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Stonebridge has partnered with Dimensions Training Solutions, who are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. Through Dimensions Training Solutions, you can access your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, if you meet the criteria. The two main conditions are:
- You need to be aged 19 or over
- You need to be a UK citizen.
Would a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan make any difference to my course?
Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, "Dimensions Training Solutions" deliver your course and it does offer considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.
Enhanced course content
Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.
You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.
Additional personal support
A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues.
Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.
You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set "finish date" and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.
The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses when you enrol from the Stonebridge website
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