HNC Retail

Course Content

This course will provide the learner with a broad knowledge of the Retail industry and the skills and qualities required for a diverse range of careers including: management/supervisory roles, systems/operations, stock management, visual merchandiser or buyer. Subjects include: Retail Environment; Stock Presentation; Visual Merchandising; Digital Imaging; Retail Operations; Recruitment, Selection and Induction; Retail Law; Customer Experience; Principles of Retail Buying; Graded Unit. The retail industry is growing and adapting and this course reflects the changing face of retail and the new digital era. 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least one Higher at C level or above or a relevant NQ/NC Award with at least 12 units. Applicants will attend an interview and undertake a written exercise to determine their suitability for the course. Relevant industry/life experience or other qualifications will also be considered.

Method of Assessment

Each unit will be continually assessed through end of unit assessments or by the completion of course work. No end of course assessment or exam.

Future Prospects

Employment in related careers or progression to HND Retail Management, followed by progression to 3rd year (BA Hons) degree programmes at various Scottish universities.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    21 Sep 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Retail, Events & Marketing

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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