Part-Time Residential at the College 

As well as learning about the vital interpersonal skills for the workplace such as interview essentials, CV writing and team working, you will have the opportunity to find out more about areas of work that are currently in demand for employers.

The course is an ideal starter course to explore different sectors of work, learn new skills and is for those who have an interest in working within retail and want to pursue a career working in an environment where they can have a positive impact on those who they work with along with providing an excellent customer service. 

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Develop your understanding of the retail sector
  • Identify and plan strategies for overcoming barriers to the workplace and to further learning.
  • Recognise and develop a range of skills required to work within retail.
  • Search and apply for jobs using up to date application processes

To help you progress, you will create an impressive portfolio demonstrating your abilities in the areas of:

  • Applying for Work
  • Interview Skills
  • Attributes and qualities
  • Personal development within retail


15th November 2021 - 8th December 2021



Full awards at level 2 or below cost from £0-£60 depending on your income

Entry Requirements 

  • At Level 1, no formal entry qualifications are required.
  • All applicants will undergo an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy.
  • Places will be offered following a satisfactory interview.
  • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area
  • Receive and retain information
  • Produce written material and contribute to discussions to get the most out of this learning experience.


Level 1 


Once you have completed the course you will be able to progress onto seeking employment in retail. You can also continue studying and progressing onto our Level 2 "Step Up to Succeed: Retail" course.

Meet your Tutor 


I am extremely passionate about teaching, learning and personal development and have been a teacher for a number of years.   I will provide an excellent learning experience where you will learn both the theory and practical’s of working within the world of retail.  Retail has become particularly challenging recently and I will be giving an insight into what retail employers are looking for when employing staff as well as customer expectations.