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Retail Selling

Course Description

This programme provides students with marketable skills and a comprehensive understanding of the retail sector.  It will not only prepare you for liaising across various disciplines within retail sales but will also prepare you for employment within the sector.

You will develop expertise in key selling techniques, develop presentation skills and analyse different dilemmas, learning how to deal with difficult situations that may arise within a retail environment.

Course Duration

1 Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Retail Selling
  • Retail Display
  • Retail Administration
  • Principles and Practice of Selling
  • Customer Service
  • Digital Marketing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Spreadsheet Methods

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4.  Mature students are very welcome.  Access to this programme will be decided by interview. 

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment.  It allows students to create links with employers. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme may progress to the QQI Level 6 Certificate in Entrepreneurship or Project Management.

Alternatively, graduates are eligible to apply through CAO and or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technologies and Universities (please check with the particular  institution regarding local eligibility requirements) 

This course provides students with an excellent qualification in the Retail sector and will provide opportunities to work in diverse areas such as Retail assistant, stock room assistant, retail advisor.  The knowledge and skills gained by students make them an attractive proposition for any employer.  

Course Fees

Registration fee is €150. Government Levy €200 - exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance. Details of any other fees available on request from college office.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Retail Practice (5M2105)

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

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