Retail Knowledge BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Retail Knowledge BTEC is a one year full time course.
The Retail Knowledge BTEC Level 2 Diploma will appeal to students who:
- have a keen interest in Retailing and how it operates
- enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experience
- want to find out more about the industry through personal investigation
- want to study a course that is active and enjoyable
- want to move on to a related career, start their own Retail business or progress to further and higher study
Retail Knowledge BTEC is taught from our Longbridge campus which has fantastic transport routes with Birmingham, Solihull, Warwick, Sutton Coldfield, Stratford Upon Avon and other surrounding areas.
The Retail Knowledge BTEC Level 2 Diploma consists of four compulsory core units plus a range of specialist units to be selected from a bank of thirty-six options.
- Understanding Customer Service in the Retail Sector
- Understanding the Retail Selling Process
- Understanding how Individuals and Teams Contribute to the Effectiveness of a Retail Business
- Understanding how a Retail Business Maintains Health and Safety on its Premises
Option units will be selected in discussion with the student and teaching team and will be selected to match students against their career path.
Functional Skills are a compulsory part of all Sixth Form Centre courses. Students set targets to improve their skills and gain qualifications, in English, Maths and/or IT. The Functional Skills and levels taken are based on initial assessment and previous GCSE results. There is a particular emphasis on skills required for Retail Knowledge. Students build up a folder of evidence from their vocational work and may be required to sit one or more tests.
During the course students will be taught using a range of different methods. Tutor lead - this means that your tutor will teach you different aspects of the knowledge that you need.
Case studies - these will be based on information from real life businesses. Students will need to read through the information given to them and answer questions based on their own knowledge and what is in the text.
Class Discussions - a lot of lessons will be based around this where students have the opportunity to express their own opinions and ideas.
Group Discussions - students will be in a smaller group discussing ideas and concepts.
We have links with many local employers and guest speakers who come into college to demonstrate how businesses work in the real world. There are also a number of trips to local businesses throughout the course.
All units are internally assessed by tutors. No overall grade for the qualification is awarded to students who successfully complete all units as the course is about showing that you are know how to do things professionally. It is against the professional standards that you are judged.
A Retail Knowledge BTEC Level 2 Diploma, is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A - C
Opportunities for Progression
Students gaining a Retail Knowledge BTEC Level 2 Diploma will have access to a range of further education opportunities. Students learn and use a variety of skills throughout the course. These skills are in great demand and are recognised and highly valued by employers and colleges.
A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Retail Knowledge can combine well with GCSEs, NVQs and industry related qualifications. Combined with any of these qualifications it supports applications for the further vocational study at level 3.
Because BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Retail Knowledge students develop the skills and key skills that employers are looking for, they can consider a very wide range of employment opportunities in the Business Sector.
Four GCSEs grade D or above including GCSE English or Maths
A BTEC Introductory Diploma (Distinction)
A BTEC Introductory Diploma (Merit) plus GCSE English or Maths at grade D
A BTEC Introductory Certificate (Merit or Distinction) plus at least 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English or Maths
All applicants must have a good reference
For Further Information
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