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ABC Fashion and Retail Knowledge Level 1 and Level 2 Award/Certificate/Diploma This course is designed to give students a Level 2 qualification in Fashion Retail, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment, or progress to a Level 3 qualification.

Welcome... The Source’s Schools Programme course outline for 2012-2013. We have a wide range of new and exciting courses on the programme this year which offer alternative routes for young people in retail and business. This booklet features the courses we offer, but please get in touch to discuss them in more detail.

Brenda England

Schools and Communities Manager

and selling, the fashion retail market place, introduction to visual merchandising, buying and merchandising for fashion retail, fashion trends and forecasting and market research and branding for retail.

This qualification is unique within this sector and the course is assessed using a variety of methods which directly relate to the type of work students could obtain on completion of the course. The assessment approach ensures learners have a fulfilling experience in developing their personal attributes as well as the skills and knowledge to excel in the fashion industry and develop entrepreneurial talent. A career in retail represents a future of unlimited potential, responsibility and personal development. Students will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the qualification. The course covers a wide range of subjects including customer service

Retail Business Diploma This course is for students interested in a career in the Retail Sector. The course offers a start to a career within a variety of retail professions and will lead on to further higher level training and learning opportunities in an area which has grown extensively in recent years. A career path based on this option would lead into professional work in areas such as Sales, Advertising & Marketing, Buying, and Human resources, Visual Merchandising, Administration and Customer Service.

Foundation Diploma Level 1(240) GLH The Foundation Diploma is made up of 5 core units:

Higher Diploma Level 2(420 GLH) The Higher Diploma is made up of 9 core units:

• Exploring Retail • Exploring Retail Channels • Sourcing & Buying for Product Ranges There are two levels available in the Retail • Introduction to Retail • Exploring the Retail Supply Chain Business Diploma, LevelAcademy 1 and Level 2. Both • Exploring Enterprise in Retail Business The Source Skills • Planning the Operation of Retail Outlets have elements to the course. The first Supply Chain • Stock Control in Retail Business 300two Meadowhall Way, Sheffield S9 1EA • Introduction to the Retail 'The Source Skills Academy' on Facebook is the completion of the classroom-based • Introducing the Retail Like Outlet • Customer Service in Retail Business Tel: 0114 5600 0114 10 263 5700 • Introduction to Customer Service in tutorials; the263 second is toFax: complete day’s • Selling in Retail Business work placement within the retail sector. Retail Business Email: • Retail Theatre (Display/Merchandise) Follow 'The Source Skills Academy' on Twitter

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Diploma in Business


Certificate and Diploma The BTEC in WorkSkills is a flexible qualification which can enrich your curriculum at any time of the year. The course has an extensive range of units, giving students the opportunity to build their own qualification that caters for their needs. This qualification is flexible and can be combined across several qualifications. Please contact us to discuss this further.

The BTEC First Diploma in Business provides a broad, solid foundation for progression to Level 3 and employment in the business sector, including an understanding of how organisations in business operate and the key skills required to work in the industry.

The core units consist of: • Business purpose • Business organisation • Financial forecasting • People in organisations

Progression Routes at The Source... The Source Skills Academy prides itself on offering progression routes for students at various levels. Progression routes include the Level 2 and 3 Retail Business Diploma, the Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge and the Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Retailing. To offer an alternative vocational route, The Source delivers a range of Apprenticeships in Retail, Business, Customer Service, Hospitality and Warehousing.

Optional Units will include: • Personal selling in business • The marketing plan • Customer relations in business • Promoting and branding in retail business • Visual Merchandising in retail business

To find out more about our Schools Programmes, contact Brenda England on 0114 263 5623 or email The Source Skills Academy 300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield S9 1EA Tel: 0114 263 5600 Fax: 0114 263 5700 Email:

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Schools Programmes at The Source  

The 2012-2013 course guide for Schools Programmes delivered at The Source Skills Academy.