In the Retail pathway you will be taught in valuable 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, Karten Classroom and Dispatch.
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 also be developing 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. These placements give you the opportunity to experience work in a familiar environment before you move on to an external placement.
We have strong links with local teams and national businesses including Tesco 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:
- Gobowen Library
- British Heart Foundation
- Farmers Markets
We also undertake charity and community events including bag packing at Tesco’s to help raise money for Derwen Charity. We also attend Oswestry Accessibility Meeting where students have a say and are able to voice their opinions relating to accessibility in and around the local area.
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