Edexcel Retail Knowledge Level 2 Diploma

Is this course for me?

The Edexcel Retail Knowledge Level 2 Diploma will help you develop the practical skills and gain the knowledge you will need for working in retailing, plus lots of ‘hands-on’ experience. You will undertake a period of work placement in stores, learning the skills for day-to-day retailing.

What is the course content?

You will learn retailing skills in the following areas – Work effectively in your retail team, Display stock to promote sales to customers in a retail environment, Help to maintain health & safety in a retail environment, Keep stock on sale at required levels in a retail environment, Put goods and materials into storage in a retail environment, Help customers choose products in a retail environment, Receive goods and materials in storage in a retail environment.

You will work as part of a team whilst on work placement in a store and will be assessed for the course whilst doing the actual jobs in retail.

What is the length of the course?

The course lasts full-time for one academic year.

How will I be assessed?

There are no examinations. Assessment is continuous by observation and completion of learning tasks.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above or a Diploma in Retail Skills Level 1 with a suitable reference. You will also need to have a successful interview.

Where will this course lead me?

Upon completion of the course, it will lead to employment in the Retail sector or onto a level 3 qualification.

Is there anything else I need to know?

The course will help you to develop your communication and team building skills. You will also study functional skills at the appropriate level and a Customer Service Certificate.