QQI LEVEL 5
This is a one year course for those considering a career in retail settings. Work placement is a necessary part of this course.
Entrants should be of leaving certificate standard or equivalent. However those who do not possess the educational requirements but who have a particular interest or experience in this area will be considered. Mature students without formal qualifications are welcome.
A total of 120 credits are required for the certificate. The course will be made up of a number of components:
- retail selling
- customer service
- work experience
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
A registration fee of 200 Euros is payable by all entrants to plc courses in Ireland. Those with a medical card or a maintenance grant do not have to pay this registration fee. Maintenance grants or Back to Education allowances are available for eligible students. A student service charge of €75 is payable by all students.
Work experience is an integral element of this course. Participants are required to attend work experience one day every week in a relevant vocational setting.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be awarded a QQI Level 5 certificate. Course assessment is based on a mixture of continuous assessment and examination.
QQI certification is a nationally recognised Award. Successful participants can apply for employment in a variety of retail or selling settings. Direct routes for QQI students into Higher Education courses are available and our students have been successful gaining places to date.
FURTHER EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS SCHEME
Participants can progress from this course to Institutes of Technology and to Universities via higher education links scheme on obtaining a full award.