This qualification is aimed at individuals who are working within a team-leading or supervisory role.
There are no entry requirements to access this programme, other than you must wish to work - or must already be working in - a supervisory or team leading role.
Unit 1: Team leading responsibilities
Unit 2: Managing yourself and providing direction to your team
Unit 3: Communicating information and knowledge in the workplace
Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence which is put together during the course and demonstrates that you have met the required assessment criteria. The portfolio of evidence is in the form of a workbook that may be paper-based or online to suit you.
Fashion enthusiast Richard Auzins has used his Diploma in Visual Merchandising as a springboard to working with Marks & Spencer
Richard has started out as a warehouse operative at the company’s distribution centre in Castle Donington, with a view to progressing his merchandising career within M&S. He especially enjoys dealing with the online sales side of the operation.
Richard had originally considered university but then discovered the specialist advanced course in Visual Merchandising at Derby College. Keen on keeping up with latest fashion trends, the course enabled him to translate his passion for fashion into a career.
Although I’m working in logistics, I’m still involved with fashion and homewares every day. The Derby College course helped me get the job and having a qualification in retail merchandising has made me more confident in sharing my ideas at work.
I’d like to move into visual merchandising one day but at the moment I enjoy what I do and M&S is a great business to work for.