Retail Manager Apprenticeship

Retail Manager Apprenticeship

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: Level 4

Where will this course lead?

A Retail Manager works in a range of job roles within the retail industry including department manager, store manager, owner etc.

Retail managers are responsible for delivering sales targets and a positive experience to customers that will encourage repeat custom and loyalty to the brand/ business. It is a diverse role that includes leading and developing a team to achieve business objectives and work with a wide range of people.

They will also be able to champion the way for personal development, demonstrating the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with the role.

What will I study?

Whilst studying for this qualification you will be developing the knowledge, skills and behaviour that is key to the role.

These may include:

- Managing the Customer experience
- Driving Sales through marketing
- Management of Stock Control
- Leadership
- Time management
- Retail legislation

Developing a professional team

You will also need to complete a vocational competence evaluation log.

This log book will be evaluated throughout your programme (behaviours evaluation log) and supports your completion of the end point assessment.

When your employer and the college confirm that you have completed the required studies, you will be entered for an end - point assessment which includes:

- Vocational Competence Discussion
- Retail business project
- Multiple Choice exam

How will this course be delivered?


The apprenticeship programme consists of on-the-job and off-the-job training delivered through college workshops, on-the-job training from your employer, independent study and work-based visits from your assessor.

What qualifications will I get?

Retail Manager Apprenticeship Level 4
English and Maths at Level 2 if not already achieved

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a variety of ways including observations, professional discussions, verbal or written questions, assignments, presentations, work products, reflective accounts and witness testimonies.

End point assessment is assessed through:

- Vocational Competence Discussion
- Retail business project
- Multiple Choice exam

How do I get a place on the course?

In order to get a place on the course you need to have secured an apprenticeship position with an employer. Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on our website and you can follow the instructions to apply online. The vacancies provide detailed information about the employer, the job role, location, hours of work and salary/benefits.

What are the entry requirements?

- Maths and English Level 1 or GCSE D/5 and above.
- Working a minimum of 30 hours/37 hours maximum a week

What else do I need to know?

In addition you will develop valuable skills in English and Maths. The minimum required level to complete your Level 4 apprenticeship is Level 2 functional skills in English and Maths. If you have already achieved this level you will continue to work towards the next level.

It is expected that you will have worked within a supervisory role in order to start on this apprentice standard.

If you need support in gaining an apprenticeship placement our college Employer Service Business advisors can support.

How much will this course cost?
Please contact the college Employer Service Business advisors for more information about funding and costs.

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?

Have you got a question about this course?
Please contact the College Employer Service Business Advisors

What can I do after this course?

On completion of the apprenticeship, learners will be qualified to work within the retail industry with career progression routes into Management.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.