Skills for Work: Retailing National 5 (SCQF level 5)

Skills for Work: Retailing National 5 (SCQF level 5)

Qualification Information

Skills for Work: Retailing at National 5 is an introductory level qualification in Retail. It provides a broad experiential introduction to the sector and provides learners with the practical skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to work in retailing.

 Learners will develop an understanding of the needs of a retailer and an appreciation of the importance of customers. They also gain important employability skills and positive attitudes relevant to both the workplace and learning environments.

Areas covered include maintaining, storing and replenishing stock, satisfying customer needs, planning and implementing a retail event.

Skills for Work courses are designed to provide learners with opportunities to develop Core Skills and skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. The main focus of Skills for Work courses is to develop the skills and instil the attitudes required for employability.

This qualification is available through schools, colleges and training providers. 

Why study this qualification

This qualification is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • pupils from mainstream schools or other education establishments
  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • learners participating in 16+ programmes
  • college students wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in relation to retailing
  • trainees participating in preparation for entering employment
  • individuals involved in voluntary activities

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. The Skills for Work: Retailing award has been developed as an entry level qualification; as such there are no recommended entry requirements.

Employment and progression

Successful learners may progress to:

  • Further/higher education
  • Modern Apprenticeships in Retailing
  • National Certificate in Retailing
  • Suitable training/employment
  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Retail at SCQF level 5

Qualification structure

Group award code: C779 75 (24 SCQF credit points)

To achieve the Skills for Work: Retailing at SCQF level 5, learners must complete the four mandatory units (24 SCQF credit points).

For further information on the structure and units of this qualification please refer to the course specification document.

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Qualification structure

Group award code: C779 75 (24 SCQF credit points)

To achieve the Skills for Work: Retailing at SCQF level 5, learners must complete the four mandatory units (24 SCQF credit points).

For further information on the structure and units of this qualification please refer to the course specification document.

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How to assess

Each individual unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements and approaches to assessment for each unit.

Assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

Qualification Verification Summary Report

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

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