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Step into Retail

  • Overview of the course

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    This course helps learners develop their retail skills and is a great introduction to working in a retail environment. The course has been designed for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities assessed at Entry Level to Level 1. Learners will be working towards a Level 1 certificate in Retail Skills as well as maths, English and employability skills. Learners will also attend a work placement and take part in enrichment activities throughout the year.
  • What you'll learn

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    Prior to any work commencing on this course, learners take part in a full college induction programme.

    During tutorials, learners will attend sessions covering topics on enterprise, citizenship, personal development and progression. These sessions focus on topics, that are relevant to young people and will help them to progress through their study.

    As part of their course learners will cover the following units:

    • Work effectively in a retail team
    • Keep stock at required levels in a retail environment
    • Comply with workplace health and safety requirements in a retail workplace
    • Contribute to monitoring and maintaining ease of shopping in a retail sales area
    • Move goods and materials manually in a retail environment

    During this course learners undertake a variety of tasks in the college shop ‘the atom’, helping them to develop their practical retail and customer service skills.

    Learners will work towards their next level of English and maths as part of the course and attend employability skills sessions. Learners will also attend a work placement and take part in enrichment activities throughout the year.
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no entry requirements other than an interest and a commitment however, you need to attend all of your classes.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Learners will be assessed by the tutor and support workers, who will observe learners completing tasks either independently or with support. Staff will question learners to check understanding and recall and to encourage choice making. All learners will build a portfolio of evidence to achieve their qualification.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners who complete the course could progress to:

    • Further courses
    • Volunteering
    • Employment
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.

    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.

    Our £75 million campus offers:

    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-application
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:

    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Start Date:

    10/09/2020

  • End Date:

    02/07/2021

  • Time:

    09:00 - 13:00
    4.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    FS620-YP01