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NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Retail (RQF)


Monthly instalment starts from £49* For Details Click Here

GLH 567 TQT 930 Units 10 Credits 93

Awarding body fee of £139 is payable by the learner to the awarding organisation within 14 days of starting the course. This will be collected from the learner and passed on to the awarding organisation for registration and certification purposes.

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The aim of the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Retail is to provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of skills required for a business in the retail sector. This Level 3 Business Course provides you with a general understanding of the business environment, as well as in-depth information on visual merchandising in the retail environment, buyer’s behavior in sales, storage of goods in retail, branding, and promotion in a retail business. The course is accredited by UK OFQUAL and is delivered 100% online with tutor support.  

Duration and Delivery

This Level 3 Online Business Course is designed to be completed over one-year of full-time study. However, we provide flexible online study, meaning you can potentially finish it in as little as 4 months. The Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Retail is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our online tutor support is there to support you should you need assistance at any point.  

Assessment & Verification

All units within this Level 3 Business Course are internally verified by our qualified assessors and externally verified by NCFE. This course is criterion-referenced, based on specific learning outcomes to enhance a wide range of retail business and entrepreneurship knowledge and skills related to functioning within a business environment. Each unit is graded using the following structure; Not Yet Achieved, Pass, Merit, and Distinction. 


Successful completion of this Level 3 Business Course enables learners to get direct entry into the Level 4 Business Diplomas, such as the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management and the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business. As this Diploma is regulated and approved by OFQUAL (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulations), learners will also be able to get entry into higher level of studies in various fields at university or HE colleges. Completion will also give learners UCAS points, depending on your grade. Learners get: 24 for a pass, 48 for a merit, 72 for a distinction, and 84 for a distinction*. 

Unit 1: Business culture and responsibilities

Unit 2: Produce documents in a business environment

Unit 3: Solve problems in a business environment

Unit 4: Work with others in a business environment

Unit 5: Manage and improve own performance in a business environment

Unit 6: Respond to change in a business environment

Unit 7: Understanding the retail industry

Unit 8: Visual merchandising in a retail environment

Unit 9: Promoting and branding in the retail business

Unit 10: Understanding the receipt and storage of goods in retail

For entry into this course, students must meet the following criteria:

  • NCFE Level 3 Diplomas can be offered to students aged 16 and above. We do not specify learning requirements for such qualifications. However, students may find it useful if they have already achieved a Level 2 qualification.
  • We ensure that students admitted to the program have the capability to undertake the assessment and learning criteria.
  • This course is offered in English only.

English language requirement

Learners are expected to have English language proficiency of CEFR Level B2, this can be met in any one the following ways: 

  1. Being a native English language speaker
  2. Having achieved IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  3. Having done your last two years of schooling in English
  4. Passing our online English language test 

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Instalment Plan

Course name Total Fee (£) Total Monthly Instalments Total Fee
NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Retail £49 11 £539


*The instalment price may vary from the lump-sum price because of promotional offers. If you choose to pay by instalments, the lump-sum price won’t be relevant in any way.

Please be advised that you will need to pay all outstanding instalments before being eligible to claim you certification.

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2 reviews for NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business: Retail (RQF)

  1. Adam Marshall

    Great series of study resources. Easy to understand guides. The tutor was cooperative. Fantastic job, BSLM! 

  2. Andrew Donnelly

    A very useful course which equips learners with the insight of merchandising, promotion, branding, and storage of retail goods.

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