OCNNI Level 1 Certificate in Vocational Skills

OCNNI Level 1 Certificate in Vocational Skills

Course Description

Our Retail programme is specifically designed to support school leavers deciding to pursue a career within the vibrant Retail Industry.

The course offers in-depth training and development to ensure students understand the key principles of Retail business including customer service, selling, product knowledge, and merchandising and consumer legislation.

The course also focuses on the development of communication and interpersonal skills to support student’s ability to work effectively as part of a Retail team and to enhance confidence when interacting with customers.

Work Placement is a key focus on this course with students gaining the opportunity of practical work experience at a local Retail business for 1 or 2 days per week (after 12 week induction period).  This hands-on involvement enhances student understanding of class based training allowing them to gain fundamental industry specific skills and CV references. (include link to work placement case studies)

We offer this Level 1 Vocational qualification as part of our Training fro Success Retail Programme, options depend on student prior qualifications.

OCNNI Level 1 Certificate in Vocational Skills (18 credits)

Diversity within Society

Teamwork Skills in Practice

Time Management Skills

Telephone Skills



24 months (approx.)

* Some students eligible for an additional 12 months to complete the course depending on individual circumstances.

Fast track option available if eligible  – 12 months (approx..)

Contact a member of our Student Support Team for further information.


Written unit assessments through student portfolio with practical vocational observations for Level 2 students.

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