Retail Qualification | Retail Skills Diploma

Diploma in Retail Skills

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Diploma in Retail Skills

Assessment Requirements: Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

This qualification is a competence-based qualification which requires Learners to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required when working in the retail industry, and is ideal for those working in their first retail role, or those who wish to progress in their retail career.

This qualification forms part of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Retail.

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification is suitable for those who work within the retail sector. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their competence and skills in a wide range of job roles.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment or further learning or training.
On completion of this course, Learners could progress to:

  • IAO Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge
  • IAO Level 3 Diploma in Retail Skills (Management) 
  • IAO Level 3 Diploma in Retail Skills (Sales Professional) 
  • IAO Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management 

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