Entry Level Retail Services
Type: Full Time
Entry Requirements: GCSE profile of 1s, Us or equivalent. Exceptions may be made for students with no qualifications.
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 1 Year
Course Overview

Foundation Programmes are designed to give you a route onto higher level courses in your chosen Vocational area. At this level, you will develop basic skills and knowledge of your chosen subject, alongside English and Maths. You will also develop your personal skills such as communication skills, team work and problem solving. Your programme will include work experience within your chosen sector. Courses are available across a wide range of Vocational subjects and are designed to offer you tailored support to help you progress on to further studies or to get ready for an Apprenticeship.

What will I learn?


For your chosen vocational option, you will also study a range of topics which may include:


  • Understanding the business of retail
  • Career opportunities within this sector
  • Presenting a professional image
  • Salon experience
  • Basic hairdressing techniques
  • Promoting products and services
  • Planning an enterprise activity
  • Safe learning in the workplace
  • Customer service and welcoming visitors
  • Working in a team
  • Business and administration
  • Understanding how to deal with queries and requests
How will the course be assessed?

Written assignments, exams and practical assessments

Materials and other information

Alongside all programmes, students will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities from trips and visits, to enterprise activities and fundraising. You may also have the opportunity to complete work experience within your chosen career area.


As part of your study programme you will undertake relevant work experience linked to your career aspiration. This experience is designed to expand your skills, develop your CV and develop industry contacts. You will have support tin finding your placement through your tutors and our dedicated careers team.

Progression and Careers

Students can progress onto a Level 1 qualification in either Hairdressing or Beauty.

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