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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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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?

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

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