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Certificate in Retail Knowledge (RQF) Level 3

Overview

The retail environment is fast-paced, challenging, but also highly rewarding.
If you are already working in retail, you will benefit from the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Retail knowledge RQF Qualification (600/2140/8). This certificate is the right tool to further develop knowledge and understanding of the retail sector.

If you thrive in a dynamic environment, retail may just be the career path for you; it is a significant contributor to the UK economy and professionals with higher level skills are in high demand. Retail means more than just being on the shop floor with customers - customer service, IT, marketing, sales and health and safety are just some of the duties and activities covered.

If you want to work in the retail sector, you should have:

  • excellent 'people' skills
  • commitment to customer service
  • ability to work under pressure
  • confidence, drive and enthusiasm

Many retail departments such as merchandising and buying often work very closely together. You can therefore develop a wide range of skills in different disciplines and you will be interacting with people every day.

If you choose to study this course, you will gain a more in-depth understanding of the following:

  • customer service in the retail industry
  • health and safety in a retail environment
  • understand legislation relating to selling
  • improving store operations

How does the course work? 

As this course will be completed online, you will have the freedom to carry out all your course work at home, in your own time. Enrolling on a course with learndirect means you will also have access to all the interactive study materials, your tutors and peers. You can communicate with other students, ask questions and discover great support in the discussion forum.

You can start learning straight away and fit your study schedule around previous commitments. Whether you complete this course in a minimum of 2 months, or over 18 months, it is entirely up to you. 

 

Modules

Module One: Understanding customer service in the retail sector(K/502/5803)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the effect of customer service on retail business
  • Understand how retail businesses ensure customer service standards are met
  • Understand how customer complaints are resolved in a retail business
  • Understand how customer service is monitored in a retail business

Module Two: Understanding the management of risks to health and safety on the premises of a retail business (F/502/5824)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the health and safety responsibilities of employees and employers
  • Understand the management of potential risks to health and safety on the premises of a retail business
  • Understand the management of emergency procedures on the premises of a retail business
  • Understand the management of accidents in the retail environment

Module Three: Understanding the retail selling process (F/502/5807)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand how communication techniques can be used to help the customer choose products
  • Understand the benefits and maintenance of product knowledge
  • Understand legislation relating to selling in the retail environment
  • Understand techniques for maximising sales

Module Four: Understanding the development of personal and team effectiveness in a retail business(A/502/5787)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the recruitment process
  • Understand how individuals and teams are developed within a retail business
  • Understand effective communication within retail teams in retail business
  • Understand how conflict is resolved within teams in retail business
  • Understand the link between improved personal performance and improved business performance
  • Understand how to review the personal performance of retail team members
  • Understand the general principles of employment law

Module Five: Understanding how the smooth operation of a payment point is maintained(M/502/5799)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Know how a payment point is made ready for trading
  • Know how to deal with queries raised at the payment point
  • Understand the routine monitoring of a payment point
  • Know what actions should be taken at the payment point when abnormal operating conditions apply
  • Understand how the accuracy of till operation is monitored
  • Know how to implement end-of-shift procedures at a payment point

Module Six: Understanding how the effectiveness of store operations can be improved (H/502/5802)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the process of improving store operations
  • Understand how to communicate with and motivate those involved in bringing about change and improvement in store operations
  • Understand how the organisation and scheduling of staffing contributes to the effectiveness of store operations

Requirements

You do not need any experience or previous qualifications in order to enrol on this course. All students, of all academic backgrounds, can apply for this course.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 160.02 hrs.

Assessment

After each lesson there will be a question paper which needs to be completed and submitted to your assessor for marking.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 160.02 hrs.

Qualifications

If you complete this course successfully, you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (600/2140/8). This course has also been assigned 16 credits.

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

 
NCFE CACHE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
 
NCFE CACHE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.

Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.

NCFE CACHE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE CACHE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.
 
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
 
Our NCFE CACHE accredited courses are accredited to various levels (from level 1 – level 5). These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE certificate for successful learners. That means that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to that level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
Last year over a quarter of a million learners from almost 1000 training organisations chose NCFE CACHE as the awarding body to help them move their careers forward.

If you would like to visit NCFE CACHE ’s website, please click here.

Learners can go on to study further in areas such as:

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail

Retail outlets and organisations have different departments like manufacturing, operations, merchandising and buying departments, giving you the opportunity and scope for progression and development. A job in retail can be flexible and offer lots of flexibility and also enable you to work hours to suit your commitments and lifestyle.

You could choose to specialise within a specific area that you have a particular fondness for such as: fashion, books, jewellery, music, sport, online, an optician's, or supermarket retailing.

This retail qualification will provide you with the knowledge required for entry into a more senior position. This could be a Supervisor/Management role or progression into a more Specialist Retail role such as Visual Merchandiser or Sales Professional.

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