NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge
This recognised qualification in Retail Knowledge is ideal for students who want to understand customer service in the retail sector and explore the retail selling process.
Qualification Number: 600/2140/8
Level 3 / NCFE CACHE / OSC135
over 12 months and £ deposit
over 12 months and £ deposit
12 months expert tutor support
24 hour access
Fully accredited course
This qualification has been designed for learners wishing to gain customer service knowledge in the retail sector. It is a recognised qualification, making it a more highly sought-after qualification. It investigates the development of personal and team effectiveness in retail business. It will look at the selling process and how techniques such as the thoughtful process of servicescapes may contribute to the overall profit of an organisation. Primarily, one in the retail sector. It will also look at the legislation relating to selling in the retail environment. This course will also look at the varying range of security risks faced by a retail business, and how to effectively carry out an assessment of security risk. The concluding unit will focus on understanding the management of stock in a retail business. So, if you are intrigued by retail business and want to know what keeps it ticking over then this course may be the one for you.
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Qualification Title: NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge
Qualification Number: 600/2140/8
Total Credits: 16
No previous knowledge is required for this course.
This course will be assessed through a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. There are no external examinations.
NCFE CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) is a leading awarding organisation specialising in in the care and education sector. CACHE endorse a range of qualifications to individuals and organisations throughout the UK and internationally.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 3 NCFE certificate of achievement.That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
Unit 1: Understanding Customer Service in the Retail Sector
To begin with this unit will explore the importance of customer loyalty to a retail business, it will then focus on relationships between standards of customer service and customer loyalty.This unit will teach learners how retail business works to ensure customer service and standards are met.It will consider the importance of complaints and how they can affect a business’s reputation if they are not resolved. It will also discuss how customer service is monitored in a retail business.
Unit 2: Understanding the Management of Risks to Health and Safety on the Premises of a Retail Business
This unit will look at health and safety responsibilities of employees and employers as well as focus on the management of potential risks to health and safety of the premises of a retail business. The emergency of procedures on the premises of a retail business will be explored.
Unit 3: Understanding the Retail Selling Process
In this unit students will learn the benefits and maintenance of product knowledge as well as cover legislation relating to selling in the retail environment. Techniques for maximising sales such as servicescapes will also be explored. The importance of communication techniques to help customers chose products is a valuable technique to learn within a retail environment, so this will also be discussed.
Unit 4: Understanding the Development of Personal and Team Effectiveness in a Retail Business.
This unit will look at the development of personal and team effectiveness in a retail business. For instance, how individuals and teams are developed within a retail business, how conflict is resolved within teams. It will demonstrate the links between improved personal performance and improved business performance. As well as discuss how to review the personal performance of retail team members. It will cover the general principles of employment law and outline the retirement process.
Unit 5: Understanding Security and Loss Prevention in a Retail Business
This unit will look at the range of security risks faced by a retail business, such as, crime and how it affects the business and its staff, it will then consider the loss prevention procedures used in a retail business and discuss how security incidents should be dealt with and how to carry out an assessment of security risk.
Unit 6: Understand the Management of Stock in a Retail Business
This unit considers the importance of having sufficient resources. It will look at the legal requirements relating to stock management. It will focus on how the receipt and storage of stock is managed and the importance of having all staff informed.
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