Qualification - WJEC LEVEL 1/2 Vocational Award in Retail Business
Exam Board – WJEC
Why choose WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Retail Business?
The WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Retail Business offers a learning experience that focuses learning for 14-16-year olds through applied learning, i.e. acquiring and applying knowledge, skills and understanding through purposeful tasks set in the retail sector.
The WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Retail Business has been designed to develop in learners the skills needed for progression from Key Stage 4 and GCSE learning to further education, employment and training.
What will I study?
Unit 1 – The Business of Retail - The purpose of the unit is to introduce learners to the competitive and dynamic nature of retail industry. [Externally Assessed]
Unit 2 – Customer Service for Retail Businesses. The purpose of this unit is to introduce learners to the importance of customer service to retail organisations. [Internally Assessed]
Unit 3 – Merchandising and Marketing a Retail Product - The purpose of this unit is to introduce learners to the importance of visual merchandising and marketing. [Internally Assessed]
What skills will I develop?
By studying Level 1/2 Award in Retail Business, the applied purpose enables learners to learn in such a way that they develop:
Skills required for independent learning and development
A range of generic and transferable skills
The ability to solve problems
The skills of project-based research, development and presentation
The ability to apply learning in vocational context
How will I be assessed?
Unit 1: The Business of Retail
Externally Assessed worth 40%
Unit 2: Customer Service for Retail Business
Internally Assess worth 30%
Unit 3: Merchandising and Marketing a Retail Product
Internally Assessed worth 30%
Careers with Retail Business
This qualification provides learners with a broad appreciation of work in retail business related industries and wider opportunities for progression into further education, employment or training.
Outcomes and Grades awarded at the end of Year 11
Level 1 Pass
Level 1 Merit
Level 1 Distinction
Level 2 Pass
Level 2 Merit
Level 2 Distinction
Level 2 Distinction *
Teachers in Charge of this Qualification – Mr C Walsh & Mr Z Dasu