Retail and visual merchandising

Retail and visual merchandising2018-11-26T16:17:48+00:00

About our retail qualifications and retailer EPA.

These qualifications are designed to develop and confirm a level of performance for retailers, so they have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to work effectively in retail. On achievement of the qualification learners will have developed the level of competence which will enable them to perform consistently, reliably and productively in their work role, and make a positive contribution to their employment.

OAL Level 2 Diploma in Retail Operations – 603/2139/8

This qualification is designed to develop and confirm a level of performance for retailers, so they have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to work effectively in retail.

On achievement of the qualification learners will have developed the level of competence which will enable them to perform consistently, reliably and productively in their work role, and make a positive contribution to their employment.

This qualification also underpins the delivery of the Retailer Apprenticeship Standard in England.

OAL Level 2 Diploma in Retail and Visual Merchandising Operations – 603/3574/9

This qualification is designed to develop and confirm the competent performance of retailers, with a strong focus on visual merchandising as a key operational theme throughout their role. It provides the necessary retail and visual merchandising skills, knowledge, understanding and behaviours to work effectively in retail operations.

This qualification also underpins the delivery of the Retailer Apprenticeship Standard in England.

OAL Level 3 Diploma in Retail Team Leading – 603/2155/6

This qualification is designed to develop and confirm a level of performance for retail team leaders, so they have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to work effectively in their retail role.

This qualification underpins delivery of the retailer apprenticeship standard in England.

Retailer apprenticeship standard

Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) offer the qualifications which supports the delivery of the retailer apprenticeship standard. We are also approved to provide end-point assessment services for the retailer standard.

To view the standard, please click here.

End-point assessment for retailer

The EPA for retailer consists of three distinct elements:

  • on demand test
  • observation
  • professional discussion

The on demand test must be the first component of the assessment, followed by the observation and then the professional discussion.

To achieve final certification, the apprentice must have completed and achieved a minimum of a pass in each EPA component.

Download the specification here

Retail team leader apprenticeship standard

Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) offer the qualifications which supports the delivery of the retailer apprenticeship standard. We are also approved to provide end-point assessment services for the retail team leader standard.

To view the standard, please click here.

End-point assessment for retail team leader

The end-point assessment consists of three distinct components:

  • on demand test
  • retail business project
  • professional discussion