September 2014 update

25 September 2014

This update covers the new Multi-Channel Retail qualification and units, the Trailblazer standard for Retailers and a request for help with case studies.

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Multi-Channel Retail

The Level 3 Diploma in Multi-Channel Retail is now live. The funding rate is still to be published by the SFA on The Hub website but we expect the rate for the Apprenticeship to be £4,430. 

The qualifications listed below have also been amended, with new Multi-Channel Retail units added to the optional groups. The specifications have been updated and are available now.

Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Retail Skills; Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Retail Skills (Sales Professional); Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Retail Skills (Management) have all had the following units added:

D/505/9382 – Maintaining data confidentiality and security when using web-based retail facilities in store

D/505/9379 – Using web-based facilities in store to achieve retail sales

R/505/9380 – Advising and supporting customers on the use of in-store web-based retail facilities

Y/505/9381 – Motivating colleagues to promote web-based retail facilities to customers.

Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Retail Knowledge; Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Retail Knowledge have all had the following units added:

H/505/9383 – Understanding how to maintain the confidentiality and security of customer data held online

K/505/9384 – Understanding the use of in store web based facilities in promoting retail sales

A/602/2317 to the L2 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Retail Knowledge (group B1). 

Case studies

As part of Pearson’s desire to lead on efficacy, we're looking at ways to demonstrate that our qualifications and BTEC Apprenticeships have had a measurable impact on our learners and employers. We want to create some case studies to showcase the achievements of employees and hear about the benefits those achievements can bring to both the person taking the WBL programme and the organisation they are working for. If you would be interested in sharing your story, please contact us.

Retail Trailblazer

The Trailblazer standard for Retailers was not signed off by BIS last month. Some minor adjustments will be made and the standard will be resubmitted in October, after which the Trailblazer group will meet to discuss how the standard will be assessed.  

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