In the Retail pathway you will be taught vocational skills in sessions including stock and shop floor skills, cashier and customer service, administration and employability skills.
You will learn in the classroom, the Garden Centre Shop and Stock Room, Karten Print Shop, Karten Stock Room and Karten Classroom.
Where appropriate you can gain accreditation with the following qualifications:
- BTEC Award in Vocational Studies Entry 3 / Level 1
- City & Guilds Skills for Working Life Entry 1 / Entry 2
- Agored Cymru Extended Award in Retail and Admin Entry 1 / Entry 2
- You will develop your communication, social, independence, reading, writing and numeracy skills within sessions and in discrete maths and English sessions if appropriate.
As your skills develop you will be able to undertake internal work experience placements. Work experience placements give you the opportunity to work in a familiar environment before moving on to an external placement.
Retail has strong links with local teams and national businesses including Spar and Co-op. We offer learners external work experience and activities to boost confidence and work and social skills including bag packing, training days and tours. We currently work with:
We undertake charity and community events including bag packing at Tesco’s to help raise money for Derwen Charity. Students from Retail also attend Oswestry Accessibility Meetings where they are able to voice their opinions relating to accessibility in and around the local area.
You can keep up to date with the Retail pathway on Twitter – follow us at @rbs_derwen