Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This course is designed as a first step to preparing you for a managerial career in the retail industry or onto further study.

It will give you the essential knowledge and skills required including the processes and procedures you would follow on a daily basis to work towards managing and running your own retail store. You will develop essential team-building skills which will enable you to effectively manage and coordinate in-store activities to achieve and exceed company demands.

Consumer behaviour and the marketing process; Fashion merchandising; Digital culture: online communication; Organisations and management; Retail law; Retail customer experience; Stock presentation; Managing an event.

You will also have the opportunity to use these skills within the team's Retail shop based at Sighthill campus.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher plus 3 subjects at National 5 including English and Maths. Or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or 6. You will be invited into College for an information session and the opportunity to speak to one of the lecturing team on a one-to-one basis.

Progression Routes

Relevant Degree courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Retail and Events

SCQF Level