About the course

This course will provide you with a range of skills and expertise required to work and be a success in the retail sector; particularly as an entrepreneur. It has been designed to build up knowledge and experience of setting up and running a retail business, creating and marketing your products, obtaining funding and establishing a strong financial base in order to build and expand.

What you will study

  • Exploring the retail sector
  • Personal and business finance
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Pitching your business to investors
  • Business communications


  • A combination of internally and externally assessed practical observation, projects, assignments, presentations and written exams

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs - grades A*-C (9-4) including English and maths
  • OR Business Level 2 First Diploma - Merit or Distinction
  • Selection is by interview and internal tests
  • Applicants must attend our taster day which is held in either June or July

Moving on

  • Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Employment in the retail sector
  • Opening your own business or enterprise

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