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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Work Based Learning (SVQs)


The Level 2 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Retail Skills at SCQF level 5 allows students to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

Start Date:  Flexible
Days of Week: Flexible
Time: N/A
Duration: 26 Weeks  
Cost: £425

You can read more about the enrolment process here

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    What the course includes

    This qualification covers areas such as

    • health and safety
    • teamwork
    • customer service and sales.

    There are wide range of optional units reflecting the diversity of the sector and the multi-channel nature of the modern retail business.

Why choose this course?

This qualification has been designed in partnership with SQA and the relevant Sector Skills Council (SSC) People 1st to ensure relevance to the sector.

Upon successful completion, students will gain an internationally recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be in a work place where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.
  • No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although a minimum of six months experience in this sector is required.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

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    Where it leads


    • SVQ in Retail at a higher SCQF level


    • Employment in the retail sector at a higher/promoted level

Interview Arrangements

Please contact the Workforce Development department who will assess suitability of this qualification based on job role and experience at or by calling 01506 427538

Fees, Finance and Funding


To discuss payment options for your course please call 01506 427558 or email


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