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:
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
Buying, Selling and Related Work
Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.
The course is made up of four compulsory units, each one taking 40 hours of study.
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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.
You should be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance teacher in school.
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.
You may be able to progress to:
Further study, training or employment in: