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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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Retail Pharmacy & Retail Sales Assistant

Course Code(s):  6M4385 RMM
QQI Award Code:  6M4385 Retail Management
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4385 RMM
QQI Award Code 6M4385 Retail Management
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Do you like working with people in a dynamic environment? Have you a confident, outgoing personality and good communication skills? Are you skilled in the art of selling? Can you see yourself in a management role in retailing?

With the recovering economy and the upsurge in retail sales, there is a strong demand for qualified self-motivated staff in this field. The Advanced Certificate in Retail Management will greatly enhance your employment prospects at management level within the retail sector.

What will you Study?

Sales and Marketing Management
Business Management
Customer Service
Spreadsheets
Entrepreneurship
Sales Presentation
Leadership
Work Experience
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.

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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
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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