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Retail Practice

Course Code(s):  5M2105
QQI Award Code:  5M2105 Retail Practice
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2105
QQI Award Code 5M2105 Retail Practice
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

If you have a passion for selling, have good communication skills and have a passion to learn how to market yourself and a business this is the course for you.

The course provides the fundamental skills and inspiration to become your own boss and to start your own business. Learners will develop key skills in marketing, customer service, retail display and much more.

What will you Study?

Communications 5N0690
Retail Display 5N1861
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
Retail Selling 5N1619
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Digital Marketing 5N1364
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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Related Career Sectors

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Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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