Retail and Business Studies

Retail & Business Studies you will be taught in valuable sessions including Workplace Safety and Hygiene, Health & Safety, Customer Service, Business and Administration Skills, Employability Skills. Visual Merchandising, and preparing a CV. 

Qualification & RARPA

Where appropriate you can gain accreditation from Preparing for Work at Entry levels to Level 1/2 in Retail or Business Administration Skills.  Qualifications include:

Edexcel BTEC EL3/ L1 Qualification form the skilled for life framework in  (Retail and/or Business Administration units)
Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Maths and English EL1/2/3 and L1

You will also be developing your communication, social, independence, reading, writing and numeracy skills within sessions and in discrete maths and English sessions if appropriate.

What will I learn…

Your retail and business skills develop you will be able to undertake simulated internal work experience or taster placements project.  These placements give you the opportunity to experience work in a familiar environment before you move on to an external placement.

Printing and Office Administration
Sales and Marketing Production
Shop Floor Operations
Back of House Operations
Stock and Distribution
Business and Admin Operations
Customer Service

We have strong links with local teams and national businesses including NHS, Local Councils to retail businesses like B&Q.  We offer learners external work experience and activities to boost confidence and work and social skills including residential trips with the Calvert Trust and social events.  We currently work with: