Business and Retail

Why study Business and Retail?

The world of business has changed and today, globalisation is the new normal. Sushi-burritos are a thing, apps can bring you hundreds of languages at the touch of your fingertips, and cryptocurrency is giving money a run for its money. Whether you are planning to enter fashion or finance, or something in-between, here are six key reasons why you should study business and how it can open a world of possibilities for you.

  1. Develop crucial communication skills
  2. Marketing 101: Know your audience
  3. Accounting and budgeting: Learn how to manage personal and business finances
  4. Unlock the entrepreneur inside you: Leave your mark on the world
  5. Learn what makes the world go round
  6. Business management: A skill for every sector

Why study Business Retail at Broadstones?

The Business and Retail qualifications we offer at Broadstones allows students to learn skills of the business world whilst applying them to a retail industry. Whatever career you have in mind this course can be tailored to suit your interests and allow you to experience what it would be like to run your own organisation in your chosen sector. This course is very practical and links perfectly with our vocational subjects, where theory can be applied to real world activities.

 Pupils can study Business and Retail in the following areas:

  • Construction
  • Music
  • Hair and Beauty Industry
  • Bike Maintenance
  • Art
  • Sport

 

 Depending upon the level, units taught consist of:

  • Communication skills for work
  • Working in Business and Retail
  • Assist in the Assembly and Presentation of Visual Merchandising Displays
  • Conduct at Work
  • Understanding Customer Service in the Retail Sector
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Skills for Work
  • Exploring Entrepreneurship
  • Handling Mail
  • Handling Stock in a Retail Environment
  • The Control, Handling and Replenishment of Stock in a Retail Business
  • Handling Telephone Calls
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Self-Employment
  • Product Pricing and Labelling
  • Supporting Business Meetings
  • The Retail Industry
  • The Retail Selling Process
  • Understanding how Individuals and Teams Contribute to the Effectiveness of a Retail Business
  • Being Security Conscious in a Retail Environment
  • Dealing with Queries and Requests
  • Displaying Merchandise
  • Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas
  • Handling Payment in a Retail Situation
  • Handling Telephone Calls
  • Product Pricing and Labelling
  • Supporting Business Meetings
  • Understanding how Individuals and Teams Contribute to the Effectiveness of a Retail Business
  • Working Safely in a Retail Environment
  • Working with Customers
  • Wrapping and Packing Goods

 

Pupils will study towards the following qualifications based on their ability

  • Gateway Qualifications Entry 3 Level Award in Business and Retail
  • Gateway Qualifications Entry Level 3 Certificate in Business and Retail
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Business and Retail
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Certificate in Business and Retail
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Diploma in Business and Retail
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Business
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Certificate in Business
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Business
  • GCSE Business