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National 5 SfW Retailing (Course Code: C249 75)

SCQF Level 5 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study SfW Retailing?

This course will help you to develop the practical and general employability skills needed in the retail sector.

Buying, selling and related work is one of the biggest job sectors in Scotland. 238,000 workers in Scotland, about 10% of the workforce, are employed in retail. Retailing is continuing to grow so job prospects are good.

Retail offers good opportunities for those who enjoy:

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.

What will I study?

The course is made up of four compulsory units, each one taking 40 hours of study.

You will learn about

Where will I take the course?

You will usually train at your school or a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.

Work experience/placements

You should be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance teacher in school.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work.

What can I go on to next?

You may be able to progress to:

Employment /Training

Further/Higher Education

Further study, training or employment in: