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Retail Practice

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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This one year course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to work in the retail and business sector. It will also serve as a solid foundation for those wishing to further their studies in business. This course has been designed based on the demand for better qualified staff in the retail business sector. This award will allow graduates to work in a variety of retail outlets and/or progress to higher level courses. This course caters for school leavers and mature learners as well as those already working in the retail industry. Students would have the option of taking other modules within the college in particular areas of interest.

What will you Study?

What is retail studies?
This new one year course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to work in the retail and business sector. It will also serve as a solid foundation for those wishing to further their studies in business. This course has been designed based on the demand for better qualified staff in the retail business sector. This award will allow graduates to work in a variety of retail outlets and/or progress to higher level courses. This course caters for school leavers and mature learners as well as those already working in the retail industry. Students would have the option of taking other modules within the college in particular areas of interest.

Career Opportunities
Graduates who qualify in this area can also pursue a career in the retail trade at all levels. Students may also opt for a business programme in DIT, NUI Galway, IT Tallaght or other I.T. Colleges. Graduates may further study at level 6 in the retail industry.

Retail Selling 5N1619
Communications 5N0690
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Marketing
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Database Methods 5N0783
Word Processing 5N1358
The Internet 5N1611
Retail Display 5N1861
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BROXX 5M2105

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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Sample Careers

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Call Centre Operator   Sales / Telesales Worker - Online  
Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing   Wholesaler   
Retail Sales Manager   Retail Store Demonstrator  
Area Sales Manager   Bookmaker  
Call Centre Manager   Customer Support / Telesales Agent  
Betting Shop Manager   Client Relations Manager  
Retail Merchandiser   Medical Sales Representative   
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Procurement Officer / Buyer   Bar Manager / Publican  
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Consumer Scientist   Warehouse Manager   
Logistics / Supply Chain Manager   Train Station Assistant  
Antique Dealer    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.