Level 2 in Retail Skills (QCF)
• are nationally recognised
• are based on the Retail National Occupational Standards (NOS).
The NOS, assessment requirements/strategy and qualification structure(s) are owned by Skillsmart Retail
The Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate and Diploma in Retail Skills (QCF) have been approved as components required for the Retail Apprenticeship framework.
What is the purpose of these qualifications?
This qualification comprises QCF credit-rated units developed by Skillsmart Retail, the sector skills council for the retail sector. The qualification will allow candidates to apply knowledge, understanding and skills to a national occupation level required by employers, thus proving competency in their job role.
Who are these qualifications for?
These qualifications are for all learners aged 14 and above who are capable of reaching the required standards.
Edexcel’s policy is that the qualifications should:
• be free from any barriers that restrict access and progression
• ensure equality of opportunity for all wishing to access the qualifications.
What are the potential job roles for those working towards these qualifications?
• Retail assistant
• Retail merchandiser