Retail Studies (retail practice 5M2105)

What is retail studies?

This new one year course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to work in the retail and business sector. It will also serve as a solid foundation for those wishing to further their studies in business. This course has been designed based on the demand for better qualified staff in the retail business sector. This award will allow graduates to work in a variety of retail outlets and/or progress to higher level courses. This course caters for school leavers and mature learners as well as those already working in the retail industry. Students would have the option of taking other modules within the college in particular areas of interest.

course content

  • Retail Selling
  • Communications 
  • Customer Service 
  • Work Experience 
  • Marketing 
  • Safety and Health at Work 
  • Database Methods 
  • Word Processing 
  • The Internet 
  • Retail Display


QQI Level 5 in Retail practice 5M2105

career opportunities

Graduates who qualify in this area can also pursue a career in the retail trade at all levels. Students may also opt for a business programme in DIT, NUI Galway, IT Tallaght or other I.T. Colleges. Graduates may further study at level 6 in the retail industry.

entry requirements

Leaving Cert or LCA. Mature Students of all backgrounds. Other equivalent qualification. All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

***Course subject to SUSI approval and modules may be changed due to availability and demand.