Our Level 2 (Intermediate) Retailer Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of intermediate retail techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.
As an apprentice you will be working in a retail environment in a role such as customer service advisor, sales assistant or stock room assistant. You will receive on-the-job training at your workplace and support in the workplace from your assessor.
The Apprenticeship consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.
These elements are:
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College.
Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.
On some Apprenticeships, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.
The entry qualifications for the Level 2 Retail Apprenticeship are four GCSEs at grade 3 or above (Old GCSE grade D or above) including English and Maths, or functional skills English and Maths at Level 1 or above (or equivalent).
You will also need to be in a relevant job role.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.90 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.35 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £6.15 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.70 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £8.21 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248
You will be assessed using a variety of different methods including observation, professional discussion and production of written evidence.
You will have regular reviews with a dedicated assessor who will help you to plan your learning journey on an individual basis.
Upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, you may then progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail or another Level 3 apprenticeship in the industry. Alternatively, you may elect to return to education to study on another Level 3 qualification.
Career progression and employment opportunities will be enhanced upon completion of the apprenticeship at any level.
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