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North Connaught College

North Connaught College

Retail Practice


Course Code:  BBSXX
Award Code(s):  5M2105
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This is a one year course for those considering a career in retail settings. Work placement is a necessary part of this course.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Retail selling
Customer service
Work experience
Communications

and some of the following depending on numbers:
Retail administration
Retail display
Marketing practice
Safety and health at work
Spreadsheet methods
Database methods
Retail security

 

Important: 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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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Property Manager   Managing Director  
HR Director - Human Resources   Human Resources / Personnel Manager  
IT Salesperson   Computer Systems Sales Manager  
Technical Sales Representative - Telecoms   Corporate Sales Manager  
Shipping Clerk   Export Manager  
Customer Services Manager   Retail Merchandiser  
Medical Sales Representative    Wholesaler   
Sales Manager - Retail   Area Sales Manager  
Call Centre Manager   Betting Shop Manager  
Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing   Fundraiser  
Auctioneer   Bar Manager / Publican  
Procurement Officer / Buyer   Customer Service Representative  
Customer Support / Telesales Agent   Department Manager  
Dispensing Optician   Estate Agent  
International Sales Representative   Purchasing Manager - Retail  
Retail Manager   Store Manager   
Business Development Executive   Client Relations Manager  
Consumer Scientist   Logistics / Supply Chain Manager  
Warehouse Manager    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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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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

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BROXX 

5M2105