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Aspire to have a career in the dynamic world of retail. Whether your thoughts are towards a High Street revival, online opportunities or both, you can hone your business skills and steer your study programme towards the ever-changing industry of consumerism.

As part of the Business Studies study programme, you will specialise in Retail and centre your work and projects around this area of study.
Whether you are heading for self-employment or big business, you will develop a range of business skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes, essential for successful performance in retail business.
You will have the foundations to go onto Degree level study, an Apprenticeship or into the workplace with knowledge of marketing, financial services, recruitment issues, law and current business and economics affairs to set you up for a career in retail management.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs 9-4 or Business Level 2 (Merit/ Distinction) including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-4
  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or Business Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-2
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What you will study

• Deliver Customer Service in a Business Environment
• Produce Documents in a Business Environment
• Work with Others in a Business Environment
• Communicate in a Business Environment
• Contribute to Running a Project
• Manage & Improve Own Performance in a Business Environment
• Exploring Business
• Developing a Marketing Campaign
• Personal & Business Finance
• Managing an Event
• International Business
• Principles of Management
• Business Decision Making
• Work Experience in Retail

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Business FD
  • Business BA (Hons)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship


  • Retail Management
  • Online Entrepreneur
  • Buyer