Apprenticeships in Retail

With over 3 million employees working in the UK retail sector, it’s important to set yourself apart in this competitive industry.

At Crown Vocational Training, we offer Levels 2 (Retail Operations) and 3 (Retail Management; Sales Professional; Visual Merchandising) Apprenticeships, giving you the skills you need for a successful career in retail.

Training is delivered mainly in the workplace by industry experts. Some college attendance may be necessary for advanced programmes.

Who are Retail Apprenticeships designed for?

  • Learners at the start of their career who want to develop the skills and knowledge to get started in the retail sector

  • Current retail employees who want to enhance their understanding and gain an industry-recognised qualification

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Course Levels

Retail Operations Level 2 (Intermediate)

Ideal for those who are new to or have limited knowledge of the retail industry, our Retail Operations Level 2 Intermediate programme provides the stepping stone to higher-level training. Apprentices will gain a good understanding of the business’ vision, objectives and brand standards, as well as:

  • Relevant legislation
  • Effective customer communication
  • Reducing security risks
  • Managing payment and stock levels

Retail Management Level 3 (Advanced)

The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail Management is designed for retail professionals who work at a management or supervisory level and have responsibility for a team of people. Building on their knowledge of their role and sector, this course develops their people and resource management skills by covering:

  • Skills and behaviours to enhance productivity and effective performance
  • Relevant legislation
  • The organisation and monitoring of staff and stock
  • Strategic planning to develop the business
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Sales Professional Level 3 (Advanced)

The Level 3 Advanced Sales Professional programme is ideal for employees whose primary roles are to increase sales and manage a sales team. Learners will develop knowledge to help them meet and exceed the targets expected in a successful business, covering topics including:

  • Maintaining displays, sales and stock levels
  • Skills and behaviours to enhance productivity and effective performance

Visual Merchandising Level 3 (Advanced)

The Level 3 Advanced Visual Merchandising Apprenticeship is designed for retail professionals who want to use their creative flair to increase profitability through visual merchandising. Subject areas include:

  • Planning, assembling and evaluating the effectiveness of displays
  • Managing budget restraints
  • Relevant legislation
  • Time management
  • Supervisory skills
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